Scholarships

​​​The following are scholarship opportunities for current and future DMACC Automotive students.  It is important that you carefully check eligibility and follow all instructions so your applications will not be disqualified.  If you have questions or need assistance with scholarship applications, please contact Janelle Seward, Pathway Navigator at DMACC, at 515-965-6024 or jnseward@dmacc.edu.

DMACC Foundation

Multiple scholarships are awarded to current and future DMACC students with some only awarded to automotive students. Application deadlines vary:

  • Spring 2019: November 2, 2018 @ 4.m. (CST) [Application will open on 9/4/18]
  • Spring 2019 High School Graduates: March 1, 2019 @ 4 p.m. (CST)-Only For Class of 2019 High School Seniors Class
  • [Application will open on 1/2/19]
  • Prairie Trail Scholarship: March 1, 2019 at 4 p.m. (CST) [Application will open on 1/2/19]
  • Summer 2019: March 29, 2019 @ 4 p.m. (CST) [Application will open on 1/2/19]
  • Fall 2019: May 3, 2019 @ 4 p.m. (CST) [Application will open on 1/2/19]​

Visit the DMACC Foundation site for more details and application.


CARiD Scholarship Program - Due April 30/October 31, 2018

CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset education expenses each spring (due by April 30) and fall (due by Oct 31). Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to scholarship@CARiD.com. Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you've made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you've ever seen - we're looking forward to your creativity!

Must be enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester, between the ages of 16 and 20, not a CARiD employee, and not related to an employee of CARiD or its partners. Email your photo as a JPG file to scholarship@CARiD.com and include your First and last name, Phone number, Email address, School that you're attending, and Birthdate.

More details at the CARiD website.


​The Automotive Technician Scholarship Program

Deadline: TBA 2019

Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation is pleased to announce its Automotive Technician Scholarship Program awarding twelve (12) students up to $2,500 to help support educational expenses for the 2019-2020 school year. Funding for the scholarships is provided through the Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation Garage Gurus, who provide industry-leading training to automotive professionals Onsite, Online and On-Demand throughout the United States.

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible for the Federal-Mogul Motorparts Automotive Technician Scholarship. The individuals must:

  • at the time of application be (i) enrolled full-time at a US high school; or (ii) accepted or currently enrolled, either full-time or part-time, at an accredited college, university or trade school within the US. Trade school should be the equivalent of a two-year associate program.
  • be in pursuit of an automotive technician degree or certification (or equivalent degree/certification).
  • carry a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • be a legal resident of the United States, in the United States on a student Visa or a resident alien.
  • submit most recent transcript of all academic work.
  • submit a completed application.
  • submit two (2) letters of recommendation from non-family members.
  • submit a typed essay (no more than four (4) pages in length double spaced – 1,000 words maximum) or a video (no more than two (2) minutes long) describing "why I want to be a top technician." Maximum file size is 25MB.

Visit the Federal-Mogul Motorparts Corporation website for more details.


Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2019

The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career.
  • Provide an official transcript of all academic work.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests.
  • Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program.
  • Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application.
  • Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program).
  • Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa.
  • Must be enrolled full-time.
  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.

Visit the Automotive Hall of Fame website for more details.


American Muscle Automotive Scholarships

Deadline: October 15, 2019

We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.

Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay to scholarships@americanmuscle.com telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.

Please submit your essays by 12:00PM EST on October 15th for all spring semester applicants and by June 15th for all fall applicants. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.

Winners will be selected by November 15th for all spring contestants and by July 15th for fall applicants.

This is a permanent program that is offered every year and is open for submissions each spring and fall semester!

Visit the American Muscle Automotive website for more details.


Shear Comfort Scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada in an undergraduate or graduate engineering, automotive technology, or similar program related to the automotive industry
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada or hold a valid student Visa
  • Must complete and submit essay, and application to scholarship@shearcomfort.com by April 15, 2019 (Spring Semester) or October 15, 2018 (Fall Semester)
  • Must be able to provide proof of college or university enrollment upon request
  • Only one entry per student is permitted
  • Must not be an employee of Shear Comfort Ltd. and associated companies

Visit the Shear Comfort Scholarship website for more details.


​Iowa Auto Dealers Association (IADA)

Scholarship applications are closed for the 2018 year. Check back in December 2018.

​Students must be committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, new vehicle sales, parts sales, accounting, or business administration.  15 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded in April 2018.

Learn more about the scholarships and the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education by visiting the Iowa Auto Dealers Association web​site to learn more about the scholarship.


Automotive Aftermarket - Due March 31, 2019 

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) and more than 30 additional organizations award automotive scholarships.  Full-time DMACC students in the Auto Mechanics Technology, Automotive Collision Repair Technology, and Diesel Technology programs and graduating high school seniors applying to these programs are eligible to apply for these scholarships.  More than 150 scholarships are anticipated to be awarded in 2018.

Students should apply online.  Applications will be reviewed beginning in March and recipients are notified by each organization soon after.


ASA-Midwest Technicians of Tomorrow Scholarships

2019 Student Applications are coming soon!

The Automotive Service Association (ASA-Midwest) is dedicated to and governed by the independent automotive service and repair professionals. This association provides members with management and technical training, networking opportunities with other automotive service professionals, as well as numerous money-saving benefit programs. The ASA-Midwest Mission: “Advancing professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.”

Four $1000 scholarships will be awarded in March for an automotive student enrolled and in good standing in the program. High school seniors currently enrolled in a voc-tech automotive program with a plan to register and attend a college auto program in the summer or fall of 2019 can apply. Download the Application and visit the ASA-Midwest Technicians of Tomorrow Scholarships website for more information and how to apply.​


Collision Repair Education Foundation

Scholarship applications are closed for the 2017/18 term. Please check their website for future opportunities.

  • Over $200,000 in awards available! Special opportunities for post 9/11 veterans and military family members First 500 students that apply to receive free Cintas tech shirt and safety glasses.
  • Application links are available at the Collision Repair Education Foundation website, under the "Students" tab. In "Forms and Downloads" you will find a FAQ and “How To” guide on completing the application.​

TMC Scholars Program

Deadline: ongoing

Auto Collision students: work part-time at $16 an hour while attending school and have your tuition covered through the Scholars program. Free uniforms & cleaning service, opportunities for advancement, and on-the-job training is provided. Apply for the job and scholarship by walk-in at 4554 Delaware Ave, Des Moines 50313, call Jordan Evans at 515-256-3981 for more information, or visit the TMC website.