Kentucky / Indiana Automotive Wholesalers Association

KIAWA is the automotive wholesalers association for Kentucky and Indiana. If you meet the qualifications below and submit a complete application, you will be considered by KIAWA for this scholarship:

George W. Wilson III and KIAWA Scholarship

Named in honor of the first president of KIAWA who served from 1959-1994, the George W. Wilson III and KIAWA Scholarship financially assists those persons wishing to continue their education beyond the secondary level.

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must: 

  • Be a resident of Kentucky or Indiana.
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.
    Be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a college-level program or an ASE/NATEF certified post secondary automotive technical program. NATEF – the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation – sets standards for automotive education program, and ASE – the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence – certifies schools, which meet these standards. See for a list of certified programs.
  • Submit your high school transcript, and your post-secondary school transcript if you are already in a post-secondary program. We accept copies of transcripts. 
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Only one may be from your church or minister. Best recommendations come from people associated with the automotive aftermarket industry. 

One scholarship of up to $1,000 for Kentucky and one scholarship of up to $1,000 for Indiana are typically awarded each academic year. The funds will be paid directly to the attended school upon proof of satisfactory enrollment.

Contact information:
Bill Stroupe

P.O. Box 19466
Panama City Beach, FL  32417

08 / 04 / 2016

KIAWA Awards two 2016 Scholarships ...more

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