If you or someone you know is interested in getting an automotive degree or a degree in a technological field related to automotive technology you may want to consider looking into automotive scholarships and grants. While one scholarship or grant alone will rarely cover all the costs of your program or classes, they can significantly reduce the amount of money you will have to pay out of pocket or the amount of the loans you will have to apply for.
Types of Automotive Scholarships and Grants Available
If you are looking for automotive scholarships and grants there are a number of places you can look to start collecting information on the scholarships and grants that are out there. To start with, you may want to look into what kind of grants and scholarships are available from the college, university or training program you will be attending. Many of these organizations provide grants and scholarships directly to students who qualify.
There are also grants and scholarships that are available from individual sources and private organizations as well as companies of various kinds. The list below is not comprehensive but it should give you an idea of where to start when it comes to understanding what sorts of automotive grants and scholarships are out there.
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school in the US. For more information, please visit: Auto Motive Hall Of Fame
The Monster Scholarship for Trade & Technical Training. This scholarship is given to qualified students who are either currently enrolled in or who plan on majoring in trade or technical fields. A 250-500 word essay is required and the award takes into account the essay as well as work experience, academics and community work. For more information please go to: Monster
The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school seniors or those who have graduated within the last two years and who are enrolled in a National Automotive Technician Education Foundation accredited automotive technician program on a full time basis. For more information regarding this program, please visit: Automotive Scholarships
PELL Grants. Pell grants are grants given by the Federal Government to students who are American citizens and who meet specific financial need requirements and who are enrolled in (or who plan on enrolling in) programs at accredited institutions. Many automotive degrees offered by colleges and universities fall under this particular umbrella. If you are interested in applying for a PELL grant, please visit: FAFSA
Putting it All Together
While the individual scholarships available to those interested in an automotive degree are not usually very much individually, if you apply for a number of scholarships you can make a serious dent in the expense of getting a college education.