Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Programs Now Open for Students in Automotive Aftermarket Field

Published: March 29, 2010

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is now accepting applications for its 2010 Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness programs. These programs are available to students preparing for a career in the automotive industry at any college, and to recent graduates working for SEMA member companies. SEMA is a trade association whose members are manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. SEMA members make, buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty automotive parts and accessories.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of industry leaders and innovators, offering scholarships to today’s brightest students at universities, colleges and/or vocational schools in 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 helping recent graduates off to successful starts in their automotive aftermarket careers, offering a minimum of $1,000 toward outstanding student loans for individuals employed by SEMA-member companies.

The application deadline was recently extended. To apply for either program for this year, applicants should apply online by April 16, 2010.

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