Student Scholarship and Grant Opportunities 2013

3M “Hire Our Heroes” Scholarships and Tool Grants for Returning Veterans and their Families

3M is offering special opportunities for deserving collision repair students that are currently serving or have recently served in the military. Special awards will also be available for current collision repair students that have immediate family members who are currently serving or have recently served in the military.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A post-secondary student who is studying collision repair and is currently serving or has recently served in the military.
  • A high school senior or a post-secondary student who is studying collision repair and has an immediate family member currently serving or has served in the
    military.

AWARD: Awards will be determined by financial need, future plans, and past academic achievements of the student.

NOTE: If you are a veteran who is NOT currently studying in a collision school but are interested in attending school to learn collision repair Click here to learn more and apply


AASP-MA Tool Grant

AASP-MA is offering tool kits to deserving collision repair students in Massachusetts.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior or a post-secondary student whois studying collision repair in the state of Massachusetts. Preference will be given to applicants that have successfully completed at least one full semester in the school’s collision repair program.

AWARD: 10 $1,000 (retail) tool kits will be awarded. The kits include the following items from Mac Tools:

  • Flex head cut-off tool (whizzer)
  • 4 piece locking plier set
  • 44 pc deluxe socket set 1/” drive
  • 25pc torx/torx plus drivers set
  • Welding gloves
  • Welder’s goggles w/flipup lens
  • Windshield locking strip tool

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Paul Ballota – Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (Billerica, MA)
William Clough – Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (Billerica, MA)
Yscasia Cummings – Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (South Easton, MA)


ABRA Auto Body & Glass Tool Grant

The ABRA Auto Body & Glass Tool Grant will provide collision students with the funding needed to continue and enhance their education in collision repair. For the winning students, this scholarship will go towards purchasing tools from the NATEF tool list.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior or post-secondary student from select collision repair programs that plan on graduating school in 2013 and entering the workforce immediately following graduation.

AWARD: 8 tool scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 (retail) each.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
James Gross – Warren Tech (Lakewood, CO)
Mike Thompson – Laramie Community College (Cheyenne, CO)
Tessa Brammer – Laramie Community College (Cheyenne, WY)
Nina Hunter – Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
Jessie Jensen – Bridgerland Applied Technology College (Logan, UT)
Rodney Dean – Lincoln College of Technology (Indianapolis, IN)
Huey Lewis – Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, MN)
Joshua Hausman – Lincoln College of Technology (Nashville, TN)


AkzoNobel’s The Most Influential Women of the Collision Repair Industry Scholarship

On behalf of AkzoNobel’s The Most Influential Women of the Collision Repair Industry, AkzoNobel has donated funds to the Education Foundation in order to provide young women with the funding needed to continue and enhance their education in collision repair.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a female high school senior who plans to continue her education in collision repair after graduation or a female post-secondary student who will use the monies for post-secondary education in collision repair.

AWARD: Two scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded, one to a secondary student and one to a post-secondary student; three runners-up scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded in each category.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
James Gross – Warren Tech (Lakewood, CO)
Mike Thompson – Laramie Community College (Cheyenne, CO)
Tessa Brammer – Laramie Community College (Cheyenne, WY)
Nina Hunter – Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
Jessie Jensen – Bridgerland Applied Technology College (Logan, UT)
Rodney Dean – Lincoln College of Technology (Indianapolis, IN)
Huey Lewis – Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, MN)
Joshua Hausman – Lincoln College of Technology (Nashville, TN)


Alcoa Grant

The Alcoa/Collision Repair Education Foundation aluminum repair training grant must be done jointly between a collision instructor and a collision student. The winning instructor/student pair will travel to the I-CAR Tech Centre in Appleton, WI one of two training weeks and will be trained on aluminum repair techniques including:

Training date options are:

ELIGIBILITY: Download the Alcoa PDF for more information about eligibility and how to apply for the grant. click here to view and download PDF

AWARD: 17 teams (one instructor/one student) will be selected to attend a two day training session in Appleton, WI in July 2013 to learn the latest in aluminum technology.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Borislav Bojanov & Jim Hicks – Lake Washington Institute of Tech. (Kirkland, WA)
David Marstall & Eric Showalter – Washburn Tech (Topeka, KS)
Greg Knuuttila & Gregory Brink – Kishwaukee Community College (Malta, IL)
Jack Haramut & Cliff Styles – Greenville Technical College (Greenville, SC)
Joshua Hagle & Tom Phillips – Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Jovanny Jimenez & Clint Campbell – Texas State Technical College (Waco, TX)
Justin Furman & Scott Malnar – Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, MI)
Kenneth Powell & Kenneth McMillian – Kennedy King College (Chicago, IL)
Logan Salisbury & Alvie D. Smith – Butler Community College (El Dorado, KS)
Mason Tanley & Jay Winters – South Central College (North Mankato, MN)
Nina Hunter & Justin Tate – Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
Ricardo Castro & Dan Norton – Walla Walla Community College (Kennewick, WA)
Robin Issak & Mark Millbauer – Green River Community College (Auburn, WA)
Sean Brons & Steven Youngs – Northwest Iowa Community College (Sheldon, IA)
Tessa Brammer & Robert Benning – Laramie Cty Community Coll (Cheyenne, WY)
Trevor Walmer & Tim Hoege – Madison College (Madison, WI)
Trevor Multhaup & Bruce Graffunder – Dunwoody College of Tech (Minneapolis, MN)

COLLISION INSTRUCTORS: For eligibility criteria for the Alcoa grant and details on how to apply, see Eligibility (above) to view and download the PDF.


Atlanta I-CAR Committee Scholarship

The Atlanta I-CAR Committee has created a fund to support student scholarships. This scholarship will cover tuition, lab fees, and other fees as well as required books, safety equipment, and tools for students taking at least one collision repair course each semester.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a Georgia high school senior who plan to continue his/her education in collision repair after graduation at a post-secondary school in Georgia.

AWARD: 1-2 awards will be given; the award includes up to a $9,000 scholarship to be used towards post-secondary education, specifically for direct educational expenses such as tuition payment, room and board, and fees, or indirect educational expenses such as required books, required tools, required safety equipment, and required supplies while taking at least one collision repair course. The award is good for one year of study during the 2013-2014 school year.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
James Perez of Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA)


Board of Trustees Scholarship

The Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees has created a fund to support student scholarships. This scholarship will cover tuition, lab fees, and other fees as well as required books, safety equipment, and tools for students taking at least one collision repair course each semester.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior who plan to continue his/her education in collision repair after graduation or a post-secondary student who will use the monies for post-secondary education in collision repair.

AWARD: Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Secondary
Brian Stade – Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)

Post-Secondary
Zach Reisner – Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park, MN)


CCC Michael Salvatore Memorial Student Repair Technician Scholarship

CCC Information Services has donated funds to support the CCC Michael Salvatore Memorial Student Repair Technician Scholarship, honoring longtime CCC team member Michael Salvatore. This scholarship rewards students that complete their education and find employment in the collision industry.

ELIGIBILITY:

AWARD: One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded; three runners-up scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Top Scholarship Recipient ($5,000)
Brian Stevenson – Francis Tuttle Technology Center (Oklahoma City, OK)

Additional Scholarship Recipients ($2,000)
Stephanie Franklin – Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI)
Diego Trujillo – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Valdosta, GA)
Evan Scott – Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA)


Chicago Pneumatic Tool Grant

Chicago Pneumatic is offering kits of hand tools to deserving collision repair students through a nationwide student grant.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior or a post-secondary student who is studying collision repair. Preference will be given to applicants that has successfully completed at least one full semester in the school’s collision repair program. The applicant must demonstrate financial need for this grant.

AWARD: 10 tool packages will be awarded.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Secondary
Brian Stade – Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)
Shelby Williams – Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)
Vince Struve – Carrigan Career Center (Wichita Falls, TX)
Cristian Mojarro – Southeast Career Technical Academy (Las Vegas, NV)
Adam White – Sikeston High School (Sikeston, MO)

Post-Secondary
Tyler Perkins – Northwest Wisconsin Technology College (Green Bay, WI)
Tessa Brammer – Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY)
Erik Torres – Texas State Technical College (Harlingen, TX)
Tyler Hardin – OSU Institute of Technology (Okmulgee, OK)
Jonathan Thigpin – Rolla Technical Institute (Rolla, MO)


Collision Repair Education Foundation Scholarship

The Collision Repair Education Foundation offers student scholarships to help with tuition and other costs associated with education. The funds for this scholarship come from industry donations, through the Education Foundation’s “Collision Repair Education Campaign.”

ELIGIBILITY:ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to continue his/her education in collision repair after graduation or a post-secondary student who will use the monies for post-secondary education in collision repair.

AWARD: Two scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded, one to a secondary student and one to a post-secondary student.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Secondary
Shelby Williams – Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC)

Post-Secondary
Shena White – Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)


GEICO Scholarship and Tool Grant

GEICO Philanthropic Foundation is offering the GEICO Scholarship and Tool Grant Program, which will benefit students studying collision repair in New York; Washington, DC; Florida; and California. The selected students will each receive $1,500 for educational expenses and to purchase tools from the NATEF Tool List.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior who plan to continue his/her education in collision repair after graduation or a post-secondary student that is currently enrolled in a collision program.

AWARD: Four scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Kyle Wright – Chantilly STEM Academy (Chantilly, Va.)
Olivia Barszczewski – Alfred State (Alfred, N.Y.)
Shannon Braswell – Sarasota County Technical Institute (Sarasota, Fla.)
Gerardo Olivera – Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.)


I-CAR Northwest Region Scholarship

The I-CAR Northwest Region has created a fund to support student scholarships. This scholarship will cover tuition, lab fees, and other fees as well as required books, safety equipment, and tools for students taking at least one collision repair course each semester. Students from the state of Washington will be eligible, with priority going to
students in the Washington Puget Sound area.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior who plan to continue his/her education in collision repair after graduation or a post-secondary student that is currently enrolled in a collision program.

AWARD: Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.

2013 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Thomas Bernhofer – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland, WA)
Zoe Gorow – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland, WA)


The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship

The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship was created in memory of I-CAR Development Manager, Lon Baudoux, who passed away on November 11, 2008. He highly valued education, especially for secondary and post-secondary students studying collision repair.

ELIGIBILITY: