Women in Auto Care

Women in Auto Care is a global community of women in the auto care business who help to transform the lives of those who transform the auto care world.

Dedicated to development of woman entering the auto care industry, these scholarships support and hopefully encourage high school and post-secondary students to accomplish their dreams and never give up.

Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (2.5 or better).
  • High School Applicants – Applicant must be a female high school senior whose has applied and been accepted into a post-secondary program at an accredit college with a career plan to be employed in the auto care industry. Job function can range from technician/shop owner to the many business functions needed at all levels of the distribution channel.
  • Post-Secondary Applicants – Applicants must be a female student who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary program at an accredit college and planning a career in the auto care industry.

In 2016, Woman in Auto Care awarded twenty scholarships for a total of $60,000 to female students studying to enter the auto care industry. The top winner was awarded the Kathleen Schmatz Scholarship for $10,000 and a trip to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev.
Post-Secondary Awards:
- Kathleen Schmatz Scholarship $10,000 + trip to AAPEX
- Three $5,000 Awards
- Eight $2,500 Awards
High School Awards:
- One $5,000 award
- Two $2,500 award
- Five $1,000 awards

Scholarship recipients are selected & notified of award by representatives from Women in Auto Care.

WiAC Scholarship Program Contact Information:

Auto Care Association
Attn: Women in Auto Care
7101 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-6664 Ext. 1019

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