The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers welcomes your application for an Automotive, Diesel, Auto Collision or motorcycle Technician Scholarship.
Scholarship amounts vary and may be valued up to full tuition. Scholarships are based on funding availability.
A) Scholarships are paid each semester depending on the specific program. For example, a $3,000 scholarship will be paid over 4 semesters (fall & spring) at $750 per semester. A semester grade point average of 2.8 must be maintained to be eligible for payment.
B) Tool awards valued over $4,075 are provided by Snap-on Corporation, Kenosha, WI.
C) Auto Collision Technician Scholarships funded by Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association, Ltd. (WACTAL) are available to students planning to attend a Wisconsin technical college that is a member of WACTAL.
All applicants for any of the above scholarships must:
A) Have a valid driver's license with a good driving record.
B) Be a high school graduate or high school senior graduating in 2020.
C) Plan to attend or currently be enrolled (with an anticipated graduation date no earlier than the spring of 2021) in an automotive, auto collision, diesel or motorcycle technician program at a Wisconsin technical college.
D) Plan to pursue a professional career in the automotive, auto collision, diesel or motorcycle industry.
E) High school students must submit their ACT test scores and complete two additional on-line tests. Testing should be completed by January 15, 2020.
F) Current technical college students do not need to complete the assessment tests, but they will need to send in their transcripts from their first semester as soon as it is available.
A) Applicants will be evaluated based on information provided in the application, high school and/or technical college transcripts, letter of recommendation, and test scores.
B) All applicants selected as finalists will be invited to a personal interview with representatives from The Foundation, local technical college and local dealership.
C) When possible, students are placed in sponsoring dealerships with part time employment to provide on the job training and mentoring.
D) Scholarships are awarded from May through October, based on funding availability.