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!

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central
Deadline: March 31, 2024
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation and more than 40 additional organizations award automotive scholarships through a single, online portal. Click here to learn more and apply.

AACA Automotive Technology Scholarships
Deadline: December 1, 2024
The 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.

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2024
The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education will award 15 scholarships of $3,000 each in the upcoming spring. The Foundation is affiliated with the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association, a trade association with more than 350 car and truck dealer members in Iowa. Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required as well. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend an Iowa college or university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website. Click here to learn more and apply.

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2024
The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school and will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field. The students eligible for assistance shall be graduating female seniors or returning female college students from the greater Kansas City area, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and regularly attend classes. Financial need and community service will also be taken into consideration. Click here to learn more and apply. (NOTE: website shows old deadline, current deadline is mentioned above!)

American Muscle
Deadline: October 15 for all spring semester applicants, June 15 for fall semester applicants
1 scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded to a student pursuing an automotive-themed major. One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. This is a permanent program that is offered every year and is open for submissions each spring and fall semester! Click here to learn more and apply.

Women in the Winner’s Circle Project Podium Grant
No deadline listed
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.