Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship

The Bosch Community Fund along with Automotive Aftermarket Business Division which is composed of the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions business units, have recently donated $150,000 to the University of Aftermarket Foundation to fund scholarships to be granted over the next several years. These scholarships are targeted for Automotive Technology students who are enrolled in accredited automotive, heavy-duty or diesel programs. The scholarship is an important element in Bosch’s comprehensive strategy to prepare the automotive workforce of the future, support STEM education and help fill the anticipated need of qualified vehicle technicians and aftermarket professionals in the next five years.

To be eligible for a Bosch Automotive Scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a full-time student in automotive, heavy-duty or diesel technician training programs at any accredited college, university, or ASE/NATEF certified automotive vocational program within the U.S.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Provide a 250-word essay describing why they believe they should qualify to be a Bosch scholarship recipient.
  • Provide at a minimum one letter of recommendation from a current instructor, employer or other non-family reference.

Interested students who meet these requirements should complete the online application for the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship, which can be found at

As automotive technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, automotive professionals must grow and learn new skills to help master the complex vehicles of the future. The career opportunities for highly trained automotive technicians will continue to expand with this technology. Bosch, in cooperation with the University of Aftermarket Foundation, is pleased to offer these scholarship opportunities and encourages qualified candidates to apply.

About the Bosch Community Fund:
The Bosch Community Fund (BCF), a U.S.-based foundation established in July 2011, awards up to $3.3 million dollars annually in grants to various 501(c) (3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses on the enrichment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) hands-on learning experiences and education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.

About Bosch:

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.4 billion in 2013. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch invested some 4.5 billion euros ($6.0 billion) in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information on the global organization is available online at,, and

*Due to a change in accounting policies, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures. The decision to forego the application of proportionate consolidation affects mainly BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (2013 consolidated sales volume of some $9.7 billion). Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812.

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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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