GAAS Scholarships

GAAS Scholarships

GAAS Scholarships

WARWICK, R.I. - Christopher Bannister, chairman of the Automotive Technology Department at New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, R.I., has announced the availability of an automotive related scholarship that will be awarded to individuals studying automotive technology in 2006.

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) awarded a total of 145 students $1,000 GAAS scholarships in 2005, pushing the awards to more than 1,000 students and more than $1 million in funding in its 10-year history.

The annual investment to help develop future aftermarket industry leaders is primarily funded through proceeds from the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium.

The scholarships are available to students in two-year technical college programs and vocational schools and four-year college programs.

To be eligible for a GAAS scholarship, pllicants mut be enrolled full-time in a college-level program or a NATEF (National Automotive Technical Education Foundation) accredited automotive technical program. Graduate programs and part-time undergraduate programs do not qualify.

The GAAS scholarship also is unique in that recipients can receive two financial grants, one while in school to assist with tuition and an equivalent grant awarded to all scholarship recipients who graduate from their program and show proof of employment as a technician in the automotive aftermarket for at least six months after graduation.

GAAS scholarship applications for 2006 are available from the industry associations who sponsor GAAS. Applicants can also call Jobie Dowd of MEMA at 919-549-4800 or jdowd@mema.org for applications.

For more information on the scholarship or to download an application form, applicants can also go to www.automotivescholarships.com Deadline for 2006 scholarship applications is Friday, March 31, 2006.

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GAAS Scholarships