Automotive Industry Scholarships

Here are some of the Automotive Industry scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Scholarships

The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. To be eligible for a scholarship you must: Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career. Provide an official transcript of all academic work. Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests. Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program. Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application. Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program). Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa. Must be enrolled full-time. Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Financial assistance is available to college-level students who are pursuing career paths that support the automotive industry. Approximately 55 scholarship awards are distributed annually and range from $2,000-$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. The awards are distributed directly to the school financial aid office and are to be applied to the student's tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load. Awards are not automatically renewable; recipients may re-apply each year.

John Goerlich Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Upper level undergraduate; automotive career interest; 3.4 minimum GPA required; full-time at an accredited college or university; financial need considered.

Michigan State University/SAE Engineering Schp

Applicants must be incoming freshmen who will be pursuing a degree in the College of Engineering and must have a strong interest in the automotive industry. Selection will be based on high school grades and ACT or SAT scores. One scholarship of $1,000 will be offered.

Stuart H. Snyder Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate; automotive/trucking career interest; 3.4 minimum GPA required; full-time at an accredited college or university; financial need considered.

David and Barbara Kruse Paw Paw High School Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Barbara Kruse and the late David Kruse to provide meaningful financial support to Paw Paw High School graduating seniors or graduates of Paw Paw High School, who are planning to pursue training in technical fields. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Graduating high school senior or graduate of Paw Paw High School. Enrolled or planning to enroll full or part time in a technical school trade school or community college. Enrolled in a course of study that will lead to a career in the field of technology (e.g. auto technician, graphic design, information or manufacturing technology). Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA extracurricular or community volunteer activities and work experience.

Logan Nainoa Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship

Description:This scholarship is part of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation's Vocational Education Scholarship Program. Vocational Education describes certification or degree programs designed to teach students skills for a specific segment of employment. Programs include culinary arts, auto repair, diesel mechanics, cosmetology, computer graphics and assistive medical technology. Requirements: Be a resident of Hawai‘i. Attend an accredited vocational education training or certification program in Hawai‘i or in the continental United States. Concentration in Automotive Technology Program. Preference given to students attending Universal Technical Institute.

TRW Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate; automotive engineering interest; 3.0 minimum GPA required; full-time at an accredited college or university (preference to the University of Michigan); U.S. citizen; financial need considered.

Arthur Jackman Scholarship

This fund was set up by the granddaughter of Arthur Jackman, a man who came to this country in the early 1900s and built his business working from the bottom up in the steel industry. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students seeking training specifically to gain employment. Career & Technical programs include (but are not limited to) culinary arts, auto repair, diesel mechanics, business technology, carpentry, and a certificate or associates in nursing. Requirements: Residents of the island of Hawaii. Enrolled in an AS or AAS career and technical degree program at Hawaii Community College. Demonstrate financial need Be a full time student Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA Preference for renewals

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Fellowships

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a graduate degree in engineering or the sciences (Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace, Agricultural Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Automotive, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Genetics, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Inorganic Chemistry, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Research and Development, Structural Engineering, Systems Engineering). 2. Must have a 2.8 for a masters fellowship or a 3.0 for a doctoral fellowship. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship

The Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship honors the late Kathy Pace, who strongly believed in supporting the community. As the role of technology changes, the next generation of technology professionals need to possess the compassion and commitment to use technology as a tool to improve the world they live in. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student pursuing higher education in a technology related field, and it can be used to pay for tuition and/or other school related expenses. Eligibility Requirements The scholarship is not restricted to incoming freshman. Any technology student, at any level of their higher education, is encouraged to apply. The student must be pursuing a degree in a technology related field. The student must attend an accredited college in Texas or Louisiana. All required documents must be submitted prior to the deadline on May 1st. Submission Requirements The student chosen for the scholarship should embody the spirit of encouraging and supporting others, and demonstrate care for both the people around them, and for their community. To apply for the Kathy Pace Technology Scholarship, please submit all of the following required documents. 2 Letters of Recommendation Unofficial Copy of High School or College Transcript Personal Statement/Application “Essay” -Describe what technology means to you. -Describe how you hope to work with technology in the future. -Maximum 800 Words Please submit all application materials to

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