College is expensive. SEMA can help.
Earn up to $5,000 for School.

Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition and SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!
Awards distributed in July.


Check the eligibilty requirements below to see if you qualify.

What are the Scholarship eligibility criteria?

  1. U.S. Citizenship.
  2. Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the United States.
  3. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  4. Pursuit of degree or certification that leads to a career in automotive. All disciplines welcome.
  5. Show your passion for automotive.

What are the Loan Forgiveness eligibility criteria?

  1. SEMA member company employee.
  2. Possess a degree or certificate from a college, university, or career tech school in the United States.
  3. Graduated with minimum 2.5 GPA.
  4. Show your passion for automotive.

Of course, you must put in a little effort to give SEMA a good reason to give you free money!

What are the application requirements?

  1. Upload unofficial transcript or technical training progress report.
  2. Request an online recommendation from your teacher, employer or mentor.
  3. Demonstrate passion for the automotive industry in your answers to select questions.
  4. Write a statement of purpose and give us your best in 500 words or less.

The 2019 Application period is now closed. Winner and non- winners will be notified in June.

Questions? Contact Us!
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