SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund – APPLY NOW!

2012 SEMA Scholorships

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund – APPLY NOW!


Since 1984, the SEMA Memorial Scholarship has awarded more than $1.5 MILLION in scholarships to more than 600 students who exhibit a passion for cars and trucks.  If you're a student pursuing a career in the automotive industry who is working toward a 2 or 4 year degree, APPLY NOW!  The SEMA Memorial Scholarship application is online through April 6, 2012!


Scholarship assistance is available for career paths in:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Design/Graphics
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Photo/Journalism
  • Race Car Driver/Crew
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Technicians
  • Transportation



Award Details

Scholarships will be awarded annually in increments of $1,000 to $4,000 for the following categories:

  • Graduate studies ($1,000 – $2,000 awards)
  • 4-year studies ($1,000 – $2,000 awards)
  • Two-year vocational or technical program ($1,000 awards)
  • Member dependent or employee of SEMA or PWA ($1,000 – $2,000 awards)
  • Loan forgiveness ($1,000 awards)
  • Top student ($4,000 award)
  • Students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load.
  • Institutions must be accredited two-year or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.
  • A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award. 


This Dodge Charger and Dodge Avenger were auctioned in 2011 on eBay to generate proceeds to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.


To be eligible you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university, college or vocational/technical program in the United States.
  • If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college, you must have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours.
  • If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical program, you must
    • have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours
    • have a minimum 2.5 grade point average
    • be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field
    • remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester following the award 


***Note: If you are currently a high school senior, you are not eligible to apply.***



To apply and for more information click HERE or any of the images



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