Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 31

Sunday
Awarded By:

Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding. Last year, 150 awards were offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a current high school senior or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program.
  4. Must enroll full time in a postsecondary program.
  5. Must be enrolled in a college-level program or an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)-certified postsecondary automotive technical program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. students who have graduated within the past two years and are enrolled in a college-level program or an ASE/NATEF-certified postsecondary automotive technical program are eligible for this award. Priority will be given to students who plan a career in the automotive aftermarket, or sons and daughters of families who are in the automotive aftermarket.

Application requirements for the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Priority will be given to students who plan a career in the automotive aftermarket, or to sons and daughters of families who are in the automotive aftermarket. The GAAS Scholarship selection committee will meet in May. All applicants will be notified by June. Staff members of GAAS-sponsoring associations, their family members, and former GAAS Scholarship recipients are not eligible. Graduate programs and undergraduate part-time programs do not qualify.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 31

Applications are available online on the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) website. The student must apply using the GAAS online application form. The student will be asked to submit the following on the online application: a one-page essay about his/her career goals (may entered directly into the application or uploaded as a Word file); at least one letter of reference; his/her high school transcript; and his/her postsecondary transcript if he/she is already in a postsecondary program. The student may submit paper documents such as letters of recommendation and transcripts via email. The student must be sure to clearly state his/her name on every page of the document for all documents submitted. All application materials must be submitted by the deadline date. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Contact: Emily McConnell
Address: c/o Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) P.O. Box 13966 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-3966

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