Automotive Scholarships Mid-Southwest

Scholarships are awarded with preference for residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas or Wyoming.  If you are a resident of one of these ten states, meet the additional qualifications below, and submit a complete application, you will be considered for these scholarships: 

G.C. Morris / Paul Rupp Memorial Educational Trust
Gayle McCartney Memorial Educational Trust

The purpose of these Trusts is to encourage and assist the educational development of qualified students who have a desire to pursue a career in the automotive aftermarket industry.  The Fund provides financial assistance for tuition, fees and books beyond the secondary level at any accredited college, university or technical school.

Preference will be given to students who meet these qualifications:

  • A legal resident of one of the ten states listed at the top of this page.
  • A high school graduate or possess a GED certificate;
  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a curriculum leading to a degree or certificate in an accredited college, university or technical institute;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress;

The Trust will award $1,000 scholarships ($500 per semester) for the academic year.  The funds will be paid directly to the school of your choice.  This scholarship is not continuous and must be used within a twelve-month period. 

The funds will be paid directly to the school of your choice.  This scholarship is not continuous and must be used within a twelve-month period. 

12 scholarships of $1,000 each are planned for 2020.

Contact Information: 
Peter Kornafel

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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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