Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes and Larsen Motorsports Start Scholarship Program

Oct 4, 2019

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has partnered with Larsen Motorsports (LMS) to establish a scholarship program that addresses the talent shortage facing the automotive industry, specifically collision repair. With the newly established Blazing Trails Scholarship Fund, Blazing Trails, a non-profit organization, will add a specific focus on automotive service and collision repair programs at the postsecondary level to its existing vocational and technical training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

“It’s the hope that the Blazing Trails Scholarship Fund can give career-minded students the resources and necessary funding to pursue an education in automotive service and collision repair,” says Justin Binns, president and general manager of Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “At the same time, we’re focused on sustaining an industry that is currently challenged to attract skilled professionals.”

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes and LMS will award a set number of students with one (1) year of tuition. The amount of the scholarship money awarded to each student will be dependent upon the institution’s annual tuition fee. Students must have enrolled at one of the following participating trade schools or technical/community colleges:

  • Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
  • Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Ohio Technical College, Cleveland, OH
  • Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
  • WyoTech, Laramie, WY