Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) has awarded $65,000 in scholarships to 22 female students who are studying to enter the auto care industry in 2017.
The scholarships are given to young women in high school and post-secondary schools that are focused on technical, as well as business/engineering degrees.
In addition to monetary scholarships, Women in Auto Care awarded $16,000 in tools to help high school applicants acquire the required tools needed to enter a technical program.
Scholarship funds and product donations come from auto care industry companies. For example, TechForce Foundation, an organization that encourages and supports students’ technical education, donated $6,000 to give two $3,000 scholarships specifically for women studying to become technicians.
“We are incredibly grateful to play a small role in supporting the next generation of women joining the auto care industry through our scholarship program,” says Danielle Sonnefeld, education committee chair, Women in Auto Care. “Their applications are inspiring and their goals ambitious. We look forward to continuing to encourage and cultivate their success.”
The application for 2018 is now open and students can apply through March 31, 2018.The application is available at http://bit.ly/2018WiACScholarship.