Women in Auto Care scholarship program hits $1 million

Oct. 17, 2022
The scholarship program surpasses a major milestone of more than one million dollars worth of awards being distributed.

Women in Auto Care recently announced its scholarship program has reached another record year, hitting a $1 million milestone overall. 

This year, the program distributed 96 awards, worth $300,000 in both cash scholarships and starter tool sets, to female students across the United States looking to have a career in the auto care industry, according to a press release.

“The Women in Auto Care community scholarship distribution has surpassed one million dollars,” said Jessica Toliuszis, 2022 Women in Auto Care Chair, in a press release. “One. Million. Dollars. in tools and cash prizes for the next generation of automotive professionals. Hundreds of women received scholarships which allowed them to pursue their goal of a career in the auto care industry thanks to the generosity of an entire community. You, every single one of you, played a role in developing the future of our industry. Thank you.”

The success of this year’s program was supported by the generosity of Women in Auto Care community sponsors and member donations, as well as tool partnerships with Genuine Parts/ NAPA and Acuity.

“We know that the cost of toolkits can be a major barrier for students and new techs entering the field because of the cost associated with them,” said Chelsea Burriss, Acuity. “We want to help remove that barrier, so that those individuals who have interest in pursuing a career in auto care have one less expense to worry about and can feel confident entering their education with a high-quality toolset.”

The Women in Auto Care scholarship program was established in 2004 with just $2,000 and has continued to gain momentum each year.

To view the full list of this year's Women in Auto Care fall scholarships recipients, click here

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