For Parents

Our goal with the Automotive Scholarships is to give some additional financial help to students seeking a career in the aftermarket, or who are from aftermarket families.

The automotive aftermarket is an excellent career choice for your sons and daughters.

Trained professional automotive technicians are in high demand. They can earn excellent starting salaries, and an experienced technician can earn $75,000 or more. Today’s technicians must have knowledge and skills in electrical/electronic systems, computers, diagnostic processes, and much more. Another important consideration is that this is a job that can’t be “outsourced” to China or India.

There are many excellent technician training vocational schools. A few are listed on this site. ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is the organization that certifies technicians in many categories.  ASE also operates the ASE Education Foundation – the ASE Education Foundation, and uses ASE standards to certify automotive training schools.  ASE has certified more than 2,000 automotive, collision, and heavy duty/diesel training schools. A full listing is available on the ASE Education Foundation "Find a Program" page.  Any ASE/NATEF post-secondary school is acceptable for an Automotive Scholarship.

And, if your son or daughter is considering a career in manufacturing or distribution, the automotive industry would make a great fit. 

So, encourage your son or daughter to consider a career in the aftermarket and apply for an Automotive Scholarship today!