Feb. 8, 2017—The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) will award scholarships to select students enrolled in post-secondary automotive (mechanical or collision) programs.
Scholarship awards will be $1,000 per student and can be applied toward tuition or tool purchases. Recipients must be entering the second year of a two-year NATEF-certified automotive program in the fall of 2017.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of industry representatives, with consideration given to scholastic achievement, education and career goals, financial need and written recommendations. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2017.
Applications can be downloaded from the association’s website and submitted online. Online submissions give students the opportunity to compete for several different awards, including those offered by the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Committee and over 40 other automotive aftermarket organizations and companies.
Specific requirements for each organization’s awards can be found here.
The Education Fund was established in 2002 to provide financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the independent automotive service industry. Since that time, over $190,000 has been distributed directly to students enrolled in automotive programs through the association’s scholarship program and SkillsUSA competition.
Last year, AASP-MN’s efforts to attract a future workforce expanded significantly with the creation of Minnesota Careers in Automotive Repair and Service (MNCARS), a statewide initiative to encourage high school students to pursue an education and career in the automotive service and collision repair industry.