Pep Boys to Award $100,000 in Scholarships
Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack is inviting those who are studying to become auto service technicians to apply for one of the 15 scholarships available in its annual "Find Your Drive" scholarship program.
Scholarships awarded through the program this year will total $100,000 to celebrate the company’s centennial and continue its “Race to 2026” initiative, designed to recruit talented technicians in the automotive industry and close America’s skills gap.
This year’s program will include five $10,000 scholarships to be awarded to qualified students studying to become professional automotive technicians in major metro areas: Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Puerto Rico. An additional ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students studying to become professional automotive technicians in other areas of the U.S.
To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, students must be pursuing an automotive technician degree or certification through a full- or part-time college or trade school program and meet certain academic requirements, provide a written or video essay and submit two letters of recommendation.
The application window is now open and will remain open until midnight ET on Friday, May 21, 2021, and winners will be notified by Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Students can begin the application process and find additional details and eligibility requirements at www.pepboys.com/findyourdrive.