Chairman's Welcome

GAAS Scholarships -- Support the Industry's Future


In 2013 we received 501 complete scholarship applications. 

A record 250 scholarships were awarded in 2013, through GAAS, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, or one of the donors or collaborating organizations.  Most are studying to become technicians in automotive, collision or diesel/heavy duty fields.  The 2013 awards total $264,050.

This includes seven awards to Canadian students.  The full list of 2013 recipients is shown on the "Scholarship Alumni" page of this site. 

35 students received multiple awards, including one student who has received 4 awards from their one application at this site.
These scholarships will help students get their automotive careers started on the right track. 

In the fifteen years of the GAAS program, more than 1,800 students have been awarded scholarships totaling more than $1,800,000.

Applications for 2014 scholarships may be made online on this website, now through March 31, 2014.

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 organization requires.  Make sure you qualify for as many awards as possible.   

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 2014 GAAS Symposium will be held May 20-21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation scholarships are funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. 

You may contact me for further information.

Pete Kornafel