Student Scholarship and Grant Opportunities 2017

For more details about the scholarships and general eligibility, visit our student application page here


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.


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 2017 and entering the workforce immediately following graduation.

AWARD: Tool Grants


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 student who plans to continue his/her education in collision repair after graduation at a post-secondary school.

AWARD: 1-2 awards will be given; the award includes up to a $5,000 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.


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.


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: Applicant’s school must be currently utilizing the CCC Estimating Systems. Applicant must be a post-secondary student who will use the monies for post-secondary education in collision repair.

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


Craftsman Tool Box and Tool Set

Craftsman will provide collision students with tools to help during the students’ education.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior or post-secondary student from select collision repair programs.

AWARD: Tool grants will be awarded.


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: 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. Applicant must be actively involved in activities outside of school. These activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Volunteering in their community (for collision and non-collision activities)
  • Serving an unpaid apprenticeship or job shadowing program
  • Participating in school clubs and the club’s activities (for collision and non-collision clubs)

AWARD: Up to two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of up to $5,000 each.


Nashville I-CAR Committee Awards

The Nashville I-CAR Committee has created a fund to support student scholarships and tool grants

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a collision student at Lincoln Tech (Nashville, TN) to be eligible for the scholarships or at TCAT Livingston to be eligible for the tool grants.

AWARD: 2 scholarship will be given for Lincoln Tech students 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. 3 tool grants of $1,500 each will be given to TCAT Livingston students.


PPG Scholarship

PPG has donated $20,000 offer student scholarships to help with tuition and other costs associated with their technical education.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a post-secondary student studying collision repair

AWARD: Four scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded.


Snap-On Tool Set

Snap-On will provide collision students with tools to help during the students’ education.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior or post-secondary student from select collision repair programs.

AWARD: Tool grants will be awarded.


Tim Clark Memorial Scholarship

With the support of Fix Auto, a scholarship was established in memory of Tim Clark who passed away in 2015. In addition to being an accomplished professional in the auto collision repair industry, Tim Clark was a dedicated family man and deeply committed to having a higher purpose; a more meaningful reason to live. The application features a section for this award which asks the applicant to share more about their higher purpose and/or things they want to achieve.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a high school senior or post-secondary

AWARD: Five (5) scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded.


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