Women in Auto Care

Women in Auto Care is a global community of women in the auto care industry that are dedicated to the advancement, education and empowerment of women in our business. 

Focused on developing more women entering the auto care industry, these scholarships support and hopefully encourage high school and post-secondary students to accomplish their dreams and never give up.

Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (2.5 or better).
  • High School Applicants – Applicant must be a female high school senior whose has applied and been accepted into a post-secondary program at an accredited college with a career plan to be employed in the auto care industry. Job function can range from technician/shop owner to the many business functions needed at all levels of the distribution channel.
  • Post-Secondary Applicants – Applicants must be a female student who is currently enrolled in a post-secondary program at an accredited college and planning a career in the auto care industry.

The Women in Auto Care scholarship program continues to grow. The group’s scholarship funding began with $2,000 back in 2004 and has now expanded to $100,000 annually. Since 2004, Women in Auto Care has given over $800K in scholarships.

In 2024, 41 women were awarded $171,000 in cash scholarships as well as 40 tool kit scholarships worth  $234,000, thanks to our partnership with NAPA Auto Parts. We are hoping to continue to grow these numbers in 2025 and beyond!

Scholarship recipients are selected & notified of award by representatives from Women in Auto Care.

WiAC Scholarship Program Contact Information:

Auto Care Association
Attn: Women in Auto Care
7101 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-6664 Ext. 1019

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Thinking about an automotive aftermarket career? Good choice! Servicing or supplying parts for vehicle maintenance and repair can be a rewarding career. An automotive scholarship can help pave the way.

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