ASE-Busch Memorial Scholarship

ASE Busch Memorial Scholarships

Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to collision students and one $1000 scholarship to an automotive technician student.

Qualified applicants should be a graduating high school senior, or have graduated from high school or received a GED certificate.

Applicants should be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a 2 or 4 year college or an ASE accredited post-secondary automotive technician training program.

The ASE Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs against standards developed by the automotive service industry. It also develops career-readiness education for students which fuse local partnerships, rigorous standard-based education, workplace experience, and mentorship together. Accredited programs can be found at

Staff members of Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium sponsoring associations and their family members are not eligible.

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About the Michael Busch Memorial Scholarships:
The Michael Busch Memorial Scholarship fund was created in memory of the son of a former collision shop owner and ASE board member, Jim Busch, who operated a shop in Issaquah, Washington until his retirement.  His son, Michael, was an automotive technology student who tragically lost his battle with cancer. 

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Pete 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.