Colors On Parade Offers Women in Automotive Franchise Scholarship

The Colors On Parade Women In Automotive Scholarship was created in order to support women in becoming leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners within the automotive industry, according to the company. Specifically, Colors On Parade hopes to encourage growth for women in automotive paint and dent repair.

By training female leaders and establishing them as business owners in this industry, Colors On Parade hopes to open many more doors for other women looking to establish themselves.

The current percentage of female automotive employees remains stagnant at just 18 percent, with the smallest portion of this statistic being women in autobody, according to 2014 NADA data.

Applications for the Colors On Parade Women In Automotive scholarship will be collected through Sept. 30. Chosen applicants will be awarded a Colors On Parade Franchise valued at $5,000. Included in the franchise is two weeks of intensive training and business training at the corporate office in South Carolina, and a three-month paid apprenticeship working in the field.

“As charter members of WIA we are thrilled to attend our fifth conference this year. This scholarship opportunity offers one more outlet for women to succeed in the automotive industry” said Claire Calhoun, vice president of sales and marketing for Colors on Parade.

Once training is complete, winners will have an opportunity to open their franchise in one of Colors On Parade’s 52 territories across the U.S. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

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