The Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA, makes funds available for qualified students preparing for a career in the automotive industry. As well, someone with outstanding student loans also might qualify for assistance.
SEMA maintains a program to pay part of the college tuition costs of today’s top students or contribute toward employees’ student loans.
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of industry leaders and innovators. The association offers scholarships to students at universities, colleges and/or vocational schools in both the United States and Canada. Awards range from $1,000-$2,000, with $4,000 going to the top student.
The SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program is dedicated to aiding recent graduates in getting off to a successful start in their automotive aftermarket career. The organization offers a minimum of $1,000 toward outstanding student loans for individuals who are employed by SEMA-member companies.
Applications are available online. If you know someone who can benefit from these programs, have them visit sema.org/scholarships for details on how to apply for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund or for the SEMA Loan Forgiveness program.
The deadline is 5 p.m. (Pacific time), April 2, 2010.