SEMA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

SEMA News—February 2019

Industry News

By Amanda Gubbins

Recipients of 2018 scholarships attended the SEMA Show and were recognized during an awards luncheon.

SEMA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

SEMA is now accepting applications for the 2019 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund from students preparing for careers in the auto or auto-parts industries.

The program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Students may apply at The deadline for the program is March 1, 2019.

Scholarships are available in a variety of categories, such as accounting, sales and marketing and engineering. Additionally, scholarship recipients are invited to attend the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas and be recognized during an awards luncheon.

The program also includes a loan-forgiveness aspect that offers financial awards to employees of SEMA-member companies who are paying off loans for a program of study at an accredited university, college or vocational/technical program within the United States.

For more information, contact SEMA Manager of Student Programs Juliet Marshall at 909-978-6655 or

SEMA Media Professionals
The SEMA Media Professionals group on Facebook gives editorial representatives a platform to network, share advice, suggest story ideas and keep up with industry news.

New Resource Gives Media Platform to Network, Share and Learn

Journalists who cover the automotive aftermarket industry are invited to join the new Facebook Group dubbed “SEMA Media Professionals.” Launched by SEMA, the group will provide all editorial representatives—including editors, reporters, freelance journalists and photojournalists—with a platform to network, share professional advice, suggest story ideas and keep up with industry news.

“We’re excited to bring a new platform that will help the media connect and communicate with one another,” said Juan Torres, SEMA media relations specialist. “This is about sharing questions, concerns, news and challenges in the industry, not just about SEMA. It will be a valuable resource for all things related to media in the industry.”

To join SEMA Media Professionals, editors may request access to the closed group by simply clicking the “Join” button and answering a couple of questions to verify that they work in an editorial capacity.

For questions or more information, contact Juan Torres at







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