The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.
"This year’s pool of scholarship winners represents the diversity of interests and disciplines that the automotive industry attracts," said SEMA Board of Directors Chairman Wade Kawasaki. "SEMA is committed to offering support to the next generation of young men and women that will drive this industry for years to come."
More than $2.5 million has been awarded to over 1,400 deserving students since the program's establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket careers.
Online applications for next year's awards will be accepted Nov. 1, 2018, through March 1, 2019, at www.sema.org/scholarships.
For questions or additional information, contact SEMA Student Programs Manager Juliet Marshall at 909-978-6655 or julietm@SEMA.org.
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