Past Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

Alfred State College | Alfred, NY

Two $5,000 awarded scholarships for automotive restoration students.

Bitney College Prep High School | Grass Valley, CA

$7,000 awarded for expansion of the existing auto restoration program to include welding and advanced fabrication capabilities.

Central Carolina Community College | Sanford, NC

$10,000 awarded to purchase and install a new paint booth in the school’s new restoration building. $12,000 in scholarships awarded for 10 students specifically in Automotive Restoration Technology.

Christopher Behr | Sellersville, PA

$2,500 in gap-funding awarded to help cover living expenses while completing a 28-week apprenticeship at Precision Motor Cars, Allentown, PA.

East Valley Institute of Technology | Mesa, AZ

$20,000 awarded to purchase proper equipment and tools so EVIT can offer restoration curriculum and hands-on training for collector cars and trucks for students enrolled in their automotive programs.

Freedom High School | Freedom, WI

$4,609 awarded to replace old and out-of-date welders used in their automotive classes.

Gig Harbor BoatShop | Gig Harbor, WA

$3,500 awarded for one paid internship for a post-secondary individual and materials.

Great Lakes Boatbuilding School | Cedarville, MI

$3,500 awarded for one scholarship for a student enrolled full-time in the second-year program, beginning September 18, 2017.

Herreshoff Marine Museum | Bristol, RI

$3,000 awarded for three high school students to attend their 10-week Winter Boat Shop Restoration Program.

Judson High School | Converse, TX

$300 awarded to help with student field trips to automotive restoration companies.

LeMay - America’s Car Museum | Tacoma, WA

$6,000 awarded for one paid intern to work at ACM for 10 weeks during the summer of 2017 as a Collection Assistant.

Lowell’s Maritime Foundation | Amesbury, MA

$2,500 awarded for one Senior Apprentice in the Hiram Lowell Apprenticeship program.

McPherson College | McPherson, KS

Funding awarded for four $5,000 automotive restoration student scholarships and two $5,000 scholarships.

$30,000 gap-funding for 23 restoration students for summer internships.

Pennsylvania College of Technology | Williamsport, PA

$20,000 awarded for four automotive restoration student scholarships. $10,500 in gap-funding awarded for 8 first-year students completing internships in the summer of 2017.

Ruidoso Municipal High School | Ruidoso, NM

$2,000 awarded to complete the restoration of a 1967 Chevy ½ Ton 2WD pickup.

The Landing School | Arundel, ME

$2,000 in scholarship funding awarded for one student.

Thornton Fractional High School | Calument City, IL

$7,500 awarded for parts and materials for the restoration of a 1960 Chevy El Camino and a 1941 Chevy Coupe.

2016 Grant Recipients

The Apprenticeshop | Rockland, ME

$9,000 to build a Mackinaw 28’ expedition boat, $22,000 to provide scholarships to the apprentices working on the project, and $3,000 for the development of a seamanship program.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum | St. Michaels, MD

$10,000 awarded for a first-year apprentice in CBMM’s Shipwright Apprentice Program for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Chris Behr (Apprentice) | PA

$5,000 awarded for gap funding to help with housing, transportation and other living costs.

Coastline Regional Occupation Program | Costa Mesa, CA

$4,000 awarded to restore 3 – 4 1966 – 1971 Honda motorcycles.

College of Charleston | Charleston, SC

$6,000 awarded as special stipend-scholarships for 20-30 student interns enrolled in HPCP 290: American Automotive History and Documentation.

De Anza College Auto Tech | Cupertino, CA

Five $2,000 scholarships awarded for automotive restoration students.

Freedom High School Automotive | Freedom, WI

$10,000 equipment funding grant for a new cross draft paint booth.

Gig Harbor BoatShop | Gig Harbor, WA

$8,000 awarded to provide materials and scholarships for Project #2 of their Maritime Mentorship Program.

Great Lakes Boat Building School | Cedarville, MI

$7,500 awarded to provide two 1st-year students and two 2nd-year students scholarships.

International Yacht Restoration School, School of Technology & Trade | Newport, RI

$10,000  awarded for program funding – a new student experience and addition to the school’s curriculum. $10,000 awarded to provide four scholarships to students enrolled in IRYS School of Composites Technology.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology | Kirkland, WA

$5,000 awarded to purchase equipment and tools for the automotive lab, and to provide scholarships to students in their automotive courses.

LeMay – America’ Car Museum / McPherson College | Tacoma, WA & McPherson, KS

$5,500 awarded for one paid intern to work at ACM for 10 weeks during the summer of 2016 as a Collections Assistant.

Lyons Township High School | La Grange, IL

$7,500 awarded to fund restoration program for a 1929 Ford Model A.

Maine Maritime Academy | Castine, ME

$5,000 awarded to renovate the historic wooden schooner Bowdoin.

McPherson College | McPherson, KS

$20,000 awarded to provide scholarships to help with gap-funding during summer internships. $40,000 awarded to provide eight scholarships to students in the restoration program.

North Central Career Center | Bethany, MO

$5,000 awarded to rebuild and restore a 1965 Ford truck “from the ground up.”

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding | Port Hadlock, WA

$10,000 to provide scholarships to students enrolled in their one-year vocational certificate program.

Old Pueblo Trolley, Inc. | Tuscon, AZ

$10,000 awarded to expand their student training program that began in September 2012.

Pennsylvania College of Technology | Williamsport, PA

$10,000 awarded to provide Gap Funding to four current PCT Students. $1000 scholarship awarded to fund one student enrolled in restoration program.

Saratoga Automobile Museum | Saratoga, NY

$5,000 awarded to purchase parts and equipment for their “Rebuilding A Racer” program at the Museum.

Sean Hunter | PA

$350 awarded to provide gap funding to help with food and living cost during his Internship this summer.

Vanessa Mathurin (Intern) | PA

$2,000 awarded as gap funding to help with housing, transportation and other costs.

Washtenaw Community College Foundation | Ann Arbor, MI

$10,000 awarded to fund scholarships for about ten students each year.

2015 Grant Recipients

Central Carolina Community College Foundation | Sanford, NC

$12,000 awarded for three $3,000 scholarships to students pursing diplomas and 3 $1,000 scholarships to students pursing certificates in the Automotive Restoration Program.

Coastline Regional Occupation Program at Laguna Hills High School | Laguna Hills, CA

$5,000 awarded to rebuild 3-4 1966-1971 Honda motorcycles.

Gig Harbor Boat Shop | Gig Harbor, WA

$12,000 awarded for five paid internships.

Great Lakes Boat Building School | Cedarville, MI

$5,000 awarded to provide eight students with scholarships for the 2016 academic year.

International Yacht Restoration School, School of Technology & Trade | Newport, RI

$20,000 awarded to provide five $5,000 scholarships to students of the school of Boat Building & Restoration.

Joe Kretz | PA

$5,000 awarded to supplement low wages & help with housing, transportation & other living costs.

The Landing School | Arundel, ME

$8,000 awarded to provide five $2,000 scholarships to students of the Wooden Boat Building Program.

Marine Maritime Academy | Castine, ME

$5,000 awarded to replace the schooner Bowdon’s 30 year old deck.

McPherson College | McPherson, KS
  • $40,000 awarded for eight $5,000 scholarships.
  • $20,000 awarded for eight $2,500 grants for “gap funding” for 2015 summer internships.
  • $1,000 awarded for 10-week summer internship at HEP.
Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding | Port Hadlock, WA

$10,000 awarded to provide scholarships to aspiring boat builders who have enrolled in the one-year program.

Pennsylvania College of Technology | Williamsport, PA
  • $1,000 awarded for 10-week summer internship at Precision Motor Cars.
  • $2,500 awarded for 10-week summer internship.
  • $5,000 awarded for apprenticeship at Precision Motor Cars.
  • $20,000 awarded for eight $5,000 scholarships for Automotive Restoration Technology students.
Thornton Fractional High School | Calumet City, IL

$10,000 awarded to restore a 1950-1960 classic vehicle to use for program promotion.

Wexford - Missaukee Career Technical Center | Cadillac, MI

$5,000 awarded to purchase components needed to complete building a Factory 5 Cobra kit, donated to them by a local businessman, in collaboration with 10 school districts in Northern Michigan affecting 600 students.