The 2023 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Scholarship application is now open and will run through March 1. The scholarship is for U.S citizens 18 years or older who are preparing for careers in the automotive or performance parts industries.
Interested applicants can review and complete the scholarship application at www.sema.org/scholarships. Scholarships are available in a variety of categories, including sales, marketing and engineering and winners will have the opportunity to attend the 2023 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to foster future leaders and innovators in the automotive aftermarket industry. A loan forgiveness component is also available to employees of SEMA-member companies who have completed and are currently paying off a loan for a program of study at an accredited university, college or vocational/technical school within the United States.
“Education can be expensive, but that shouldn’t limit students from getting ahead in their careers,” says Pamela Brown-Matthis, director of education for SEMA.
“There are so many career options in the automotive aftermarket, and it’s a thriving industry to be in. We encourage students who have a passion for cars to apply for a SEMA scholarship so that we can help jump-start their careers.”