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2017 Advancing the Aftermarket Scholarship Application Form

Please read this form carefully to ensure you adhere to all criteria

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.

Application Process:

  • 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.


  • Warehouse Parts Store Certified Service Center Outside Applicant

Student Information

Current Academic Facts

  • Yes No    

Future Academic Data

  •   Fall 2017 Spring 2018
  •   Yes No
  •           Yes No
  •   Sophomore Junior
    Senior Not Applicable


Supporting Material

Upload Transcript*, Photo of Applicant*, and any additional supporting materials you may have (such as letters of recommendation). * Denotes required material as outlined in scholarship criteria above. (All documents must be jpg or pdf and under 3MB)

Digital Signature

  • By typing my initials in the following box, I acknowledge that I am providing my electronic signature, and by it I certify that all information submitted including the application, essay and any other supporting materials is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented, and these documents will become the property of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and will not be returned to me.


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