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Your complete scholarship application will be automatically considered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF). In addition, it will also be considered by several other organizations if you meet their scholarship requirements. So, a complete application may give you the opportunity to compete for several different scholarship awards. Please see the website for specific requirements for each organization’s awards.

Applications must be completed by March 31, 2025. 

Who Qualifies for this Scholarship?

  • Full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school
  • Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time students at any of the above
  • No GPA requirement
  • Students who will not graduate from their college before December

If you are attending or plan to attend a college in Canada, please see the separate application for Canadian Students.  Use this link.

If you are attending or plan to attend a college in the U.S., begin here:

  • You can access the online application form using the Apply Online button at the top of this page

Do I have to finish the entire application at once?

  • Applicants can log on later and click on the “Update Your Application” button to retrieve, update, and complete your application
  • You may continue to update your application until March 31, 2024

What do I need to fill out this application?

  1. You are required to submit a one-page essay about your career goals and you can also post an optional short video on YouTube and include the link to it on your scholarship application
  2. You will be asked for at least one letter of reference
    • Some of the organizations that work with UAF require a reference from one of their members or your automotive instructor
  3. Each organization’s page, located on the Scholarship Page, has the details about their eligibility requirements
  4. Submit your high school transcript, and your post-secondary transcript if you are already in a post-secondary program.  

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

NOTE: You will need to submit your transcripts and references to complete your application.  Please make sure your name is clearly on every page. 

Option to submit documents:

  • Attach to your on-line application,
  • Mail them to: Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Committee, C/O MEMA; P.O. Box 13966; Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3966
  • Email to
    • Show your name and “Automotive Scholarship Application Information” in the subject line of the e-mail
    • Show a description of any attached files in the text

Note to Veterans:  Our process makes sure any scholarships awarded here go on top of, and do not diminish your GI Bill college benefits.

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