2017 Advancing the Aftermarket Scholarship Application Form
This scholarship targets students who have chosen a career in the automotive aftermarket sector, and is open to all Alliance members – warehouse, parts stores, certified service center employees, and/or their children, as well as non-aligned students who are not associated with a competing program distribution group.
Scholarships of $1,500 or more will be awarded to students attending an accredited institution of higher learning studying to enter the automotive aftermarket. This is open to members and non-affiliated businesses.
To financially assist students in their pursuit of post high school education.
- Open to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a post high school industry-related education program.
- Applicants must be enrolled in an industry-related college-level program or an accredited automotive technical program to receive the funds.
- Industry-related graduate programs and undergraduate part-time programs qualify.
- Affiliated members and their family are eligible, as well as non-aligned students who are not associated with a competing program distribution group.
- This scholarship is open to any applicant who meets any of the points above, and is not associated with a competing program to Auto Vale or Bumper-to-Bumper, or any Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance) member.
- Application must include photo of applicant.
- Application must include official transcript.
- Submit a 250-500 typed word essay on "Why I want to work in the automotive aftermarket industry." Clearly state educational goals, long-term career/vocational objectives, and how this scholarship will help you.
- The essay must be completed and submitted with this application.
- Please submit a high resolution photo along with the application. Photo will be used in a press release for winners.
- Scholarships will be reviewed by an accredited panel of judges from Northwood University who will have final authority on the decision process and awarding procedures.
- Students may only receive one scholarship.
- Students must have completed their high school education or received a GED by the time of the award.
- Students must carry a minimum 2.00 GPA.
- Scholarship awards will be paid to the student for their school of choice (an accredited college, university, community college or trade school).
- The Alliance does not accept any liability for lost, late, or non-delivered entries.
- All submitted materials belong to the Alliance and will not be returned.
- Any essay must be 250-500 words.
- If any requested materials are not submitted at the time of this application, it will be void.
- Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
- Winners will be selected no later than July 15, 2017. If earlier decisions are made, the timeline for awarding will be accelerated.
- Notification to winners will be made one week following the determination via the email address provided on the application. After two attempts, if acknowledgement is not received, another winner will be selected. The student must supply proof of school enrollment and eligibility to receive the award. If the student does not meet the minimum requirements, another winner will be selected.
- Essay, applications, and materials must be submitted online by May 1, 2017.
Things to keep in mind when writing an essay:
- Grammar and punctuation are important and may be taken into consideration during the review process.