Students preparing for a career in auto upholstery are eligible to apply for the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship or Loan Forgiveness Program.
New this year, high-school and part-time students can apply. “SEMA is dedicated to activating the next-generation automotive workforce by providing financial support and career resources to students enrolled in various high schools, universities, colleges and/or vocational schools in the United States,” said SEMA Chairman-Elect Tim Martin.
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship will give dozens of awards ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. A top award of $5,000 will go to the most promising candidate.
Of course, one of the scholarships is reserved specifically for students pursuing a career in auto upholstery. The scholarship is offered in memory of Nat Danas, founder of the National Association of Auto Trim Shops and Auto Trim and Restyling News.
SEMA is also accepting applications for its loan-forgiveness program, which offers financial awards to employees of SEMA-member companies who are paying off a loan for a completed program of study at an accredited university, college or vocational/training program in the US — such as Wyotech or McPherson College.
Since 1984, SEMA has granted more than $2 million in scholarships to students. How awesome is that?