Other Scholarship Opportunities

RPM Foundation has its eyes on the road for post-secondary students interested in studying automotive restoration & preservation. Here are some scholarships and deadlines that you should know about…and while RPM does not fund any of these specific scholarships, we wanted you to know about them!

A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship

Email essay to scholarships@a1autotransport.com

A-1 Auto Transport is one of the biggest U.S. based auto shippers. They provide worldwide shipping and have offices, storage facilities available in most of the main cities and metro areas throughout the U.S and overseas. Their team has decided to create a scholarship program for the students so that they can get some help in meeting their education related expenses.

SEMA Scholarships | Loan Forgiveness

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Every year, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) helps students pay for their college tuition, and helps SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Students can apply at www.sema.org/scholarships.

Learn more about the SEMA Memorial Scholarship & Loan Forgiveness program by clicking here.

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships

Deadline: April 3, 2019

Thinking about an automotive aftermarket career? Good choice! Servicing or supplying parts for vehicle maintenance and repair can be a rewarding career. An automotive scholarship can help pave the way. Scholarships are available for full time students attending a US or Canadian college or ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary school for automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians. The University of the Aftermarket Foundation and more than 30 additional organizations award automotive scholarships. Click here to learn more and apply.

Autocare Association – Internship Scholarship

No deadline listed

Applicant must be enrolled in a college, university or trade school, with a major or primary area of interest that could be applied to the auto care industry. Applicant must have been accepted for an internship by a company that is currently engaged in the manufacture, distribution, installation or sale of aftermarket parts or supplies to the auto care industry. Click here to learn more and apply.

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

1st 700 applications accepted

The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to students who plan to attend college, technical or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships. Click here to learn more and apply.

AACA Automotive Technology Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Student must be currently enrolled in a recognized accredited institution of higher learning leading to completion of a program in automotive technology and/ or restoration and has shown an active interest in the hobby of antique vehicles. Click here to learn more and apply.

Michigan State University Continental Challenge Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2018

For University of Michigan freshmen students only. 

The Continental Challenge Scholarship offers need-based, undergraduate support for young people passionate about vintage collector cars pursuing a college degree in any field. Click here to learn more and apply.

The Corvair Society of America (CORSA)

Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Corvair Preservation Foundation awards scholarships annually to students attending a college, university, junior college, technical or trade school. The Frank Winchell Memorial Corvair Scholarship winners must be enrolled in automotive courses at the post-secondary school of their choice by the Fall Semester of the year the scholarship is awarded.

Requests for scholarship applications can be made by contacting Mike Hall, CSA President (mrhvair@aol.com) or Sarah Bruce, Scholarship Chair (sarahvair@cfl.rr.com). Scholarship winners are announced at the CORSA International Convention on July 1.

American Muscle

Deadline: October 15, 2018 for all spring semester applicants

4 scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive-themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Click here to learn more and apply.

Shear Comfort Automotive Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Awarded to a student enrolled either in an engineering program related to the development of vehicles (mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc), automotive technology or a similar program related to the automotive industry at an accredited college or university in Canada or the United States. The award will be given out to two different students per year. Click here to learn more and apply.

Women in the Winner’s Circle Project Podium Grant

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation was established by RPM Ambassador and racing legend Lyn St. James. The Project Podium Grant provides direct financial assistance in the form of matching grants to women in racing to help further their professional careers. Click here to learn more and apply.