GAAS Scholarships -- Support the Industry's Future
In 2012 GAAS had 494 complete scholarship applications.
100 students in the US and 7 in Canada received scholarships from GAAS or one of its donor organizations. 78 of the US recipients are studying to become technicians in automotive, collision or diesel/heavy duty fields.
And, other organizations are making their awards, too. In 2012, other groups have awarded 71 additional scholarships.
The 2012 awards total $187,000.
25 students received multiple awards in 2012, including 4 students who received 3 awards from their one application at this site.
These scholarships will help students get their careers started on the right track.
In the fifteen years of the GAAS program, more than 1,600 students have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $1,600,000.
A complete list of 2012 and prior scholarship winners can be found in the alumni section of the website.
Applications for 2013 scholarships may be made online on this website, from now through March 31, 2013.
Your application will be reviewed by each organization where you meet their qualifications. A full list of scholarships is on the home page, and there is a page for each organization with details of their eligibility requirements and awards. Please read all of these organization pages so that you can include information each orgnization requires. You might get multiple awards from one complete application submitted here.
A separate application for Canadian students is available from the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada. They can also be contacted via phone at 613-728-5821.
The GAAS scholarships are funded through proceeds from the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium and other contributions. Learn more about the Symposium in the “About the Symposium” section of this site. The Symposium’s two-day program brings together numerous industry executives and examines the issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket industry and influencing its future. GAAS has become the aftermarket's premier educational conference. The 2013 GAAS Symposium will be held May 21-22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
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