Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Grant


Application Here

The “Ultimate Collision Education Makeover” grant debuted in 2009 when Steel Center Area Vocational Technical School (Jefferson Hills, PA) was chosen as the recipient of the award. In 2010, the award went to Bridgerland Applied Technology College (Logan, UT), in 2011, Applied Technology Center (Rock Hill, SC), in 2012, Nichols Career Center (Jefferson City, MO) and Manhattan Area Technical College (Manhattan, KS), in 2013, Saginaw Career Center (Saginaw, MI), Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove, IL), Contra Costa Community College (San Pablo, CA), and Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA), and in 2014, Thomas Edison Career and Technical High School (Jamaica, NY) and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (Lancaster, PA), and in 2015, East Valley Institute of Technology (Mesa, AZ), Saint Cloud Community and Technical College (St. Cloud, MN), Athens Technical College (Athens, GA) and Texas State Technical College (Waco, TX).

As an added benefit to the grant, the schools that applied for the 2009-2015 grant who didn’t win still benefited from the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program by receiving various supplies, tools, and equipment.

The goal of the “Ultimate Collision Education Makeover” grants is to honor schools that have been doing an outstanding job in educating students in collision repair, but needs some financial assistance to improve their program’s teaching materials and equipment. With strained school budgets, we are honored to have the opportunity to bridge the program’s financial gap and to make a difference in the lives of the students studying collision repair.

Although it may seem like this application requires a great deal of information, the attachments are meant to give the Education Foundation a full and complete picture of what applying collision programs looks like and its future potential. With so many collision schools that deserve this award, we want to ensure each school is able to put forth the best application possible.

The winners are selected by a selection committee composed of members of the Education Foundation Board of Trustees and the winner will be announced at SEMA 2016.

What does your collision program need for a “makeover”?

2016 UCEM Grant Winners

GEICO School Grants Award ($5,000)

Manatee Tech College
Northern Neck Tech Center
R. L. Turner High School
Texarkana College

Anest Iwata Spray Guns ($600)

Academy for Careers & Technology
AP Brewer High School
Baker College
Bellingham Technical College
Berks Career and Technology Center
Central Community College
Chantilly Academy
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Cleveland Community College
College of Lake County
Delcastle Technical High School
Dennis Technical Education Center
Ehove Career Center
Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center
Forsyth Technical Community College
Freedom High School
Ft. Hayes Career Center
Greater Lawrence Technical School
Ivy Tech Community College
Kingwood Park High School
Kishwaukee College
Lake Career & Tech
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Manatee Technical College
Marengo High School
Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES
Morrisville State College
Nichols Career Center
North Idaho College
Norwalk High School
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical H.S.
R L Turner High School
Ranken Tech College
Regional Career Technical Center
Ridgewater College
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education
Stanly Comm College
Steel Center Tech
Tazewell County Career and Technical Center
TCAT – Knoxville
Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Livingston
Texarkana College
Tidewater Community College
Texas State Technical College
United Tech Center
University of Arkansas Community College
US Grant Career Center
Warrensburg Area Career Center
Wenatchee Valley Tech

St. Louis I-CAR Committee School Grants ($4,000)

Lewis and Clark Career Center
North Tech High School
South Tech High School
Ranken Technical College

St. Louis I-CAR Committee School Grants ($4,500)

Rolla Technical Institute
Lake Career & Technical Center

AkzoNobel Sustainability Grant ($10,000)

Freedom High School
Norwalk High School
Steel Center AVTS
Thomas Edison CTE High School

AkzoNobel Sustainability Grant ($4,000)

Minot High School-Magic City Campus

AkzoNobel Paint Grant ($26,000)

Lake Career & Technical Center

Honda School Grants ($12,500)

Cerritos College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Ranken Technical College

Nationwide Insurance School Grant ($25,000)

Eastfield College

Nationwide Insurance School Grant ($10,000)

Tidwater Community College

Nationwide Insurance School Grant ($5,000)

Texas State Technical College
North Idaho College

Nationwide Insurance School Grant ($2,500)

Hillsborough Community College
Cape Fear Community College

American Family Insurance School Grant ($1,000)

Central Community College
Des Moines Area Community College
Dunwoody College of Technology
Highland Community College
Ivy Tech Community College
Lakeshore Tech College
Nichols Career Center
North Dakota State College of Science
North Idaho College
Springfield Clark Career Tech Center
Warren Tech
Wenatchee Valley Tech

Atlanta I-CAR Cfommittee School Grants ($30,000)

Atlanta Tech College

Atlanta I-CAR Cfommittee School Grants ($10,500)

Maxwell High School of Technology

Atlanta I-CAR Cfommittee School Grants ($2,500)

Athens Technical College

CCC Information Services Classroom Grant ($11,000)

Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center

Greater Philadelphia I-CAR Committee School Grant ($21,500)

Technical College High School Pickering

Greater Philadelphia I-CAR Committee School Grant ($4,000)

Berks Career and Technology Center

Greater Philadelphia I-CAR Committee School Grant ($2,500)

Chester County Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus

I-CAR Curriculum Grants ($1,100)

Academy for Careers & Technology
Area 30 Career Center
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
Berks Career and Technology Center
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Central Community College
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Chester County Technical College High School Pennock’s Bridge Campus
Dowell J Howard Center (Winchester, VA)
Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center
Forbes Road CTC
Freedom High School
GST BOCES Coopers Education Center
Highland Community College
Hodgson Vocational Technical HS
Holmes High School
Kingwood Park High School
Lebanon Career and Technology Center
Livermore High School/Tri-Valley ROP
Marengo Community High School Dist 154
Medford Vocational Technical High School
Mercer County Technical Education Center
Minot High School – Magic City Campus
North Dakota State College of Science
Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center
Norwalk High School
Seminole High School
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education
Springfield Clark Career Technology Center
Tazewell County Career and Technical Center
Technical College High School Pickering
Texarkana College
University of Arkansas Community College
US Grant Career Center
Waite High School
Washington County Joint Vocational School District

Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee School Grants ($4,000)

Chantilly Academy
C.S. Monroe Technology Center
Dowell J Howard Center

Nashville I-CAR Committees School Grants ($21,500)

TCAT – Shelbyville

Nashville I-CAR Committees School Grants ($7,000)

TCAT – Livingston

Knoxville I-CAR Committee School Grants ($10,000)

TCAT – Knoxville
TCAT – Morristown

PPG Industries School Grants ($3,000)

Career Center High School

PPG Industries School Grants ($2,000)

Steel Center AVTS

Gerber Collision & Class School Grant ($2,000)

College of Lake County

Bob Smith Memorial School Grant ($1,500)

Freedom High School

Craftsman (Tool Chest & rolling cabinet)

Eden Career Technical Center
Ivy Tech Community College

CREF School Grants ($30,000)

Holmes High School

CREF School Grants ($17,000)

United Technical Center

CREF School Grants ($14,000)

Ellicottville Career & Technical Education Center

CREF School Grants ($9,500)

Warrensburg Area Career Center

CREF School Grants ($5,000)

Area 30 Career Center
South Central College

CREF School Grants ($1,000)

Academy for Career and Technology
Aims Community College
A.P. Brewer High School
Baker College
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical HS
Bellingham Technical College
Big Sandy Community College
Career Center High School
Central Louisiana Tech Community College
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Cleveland Community College
Delcastle Technical High School
Dennis Technical Education Center
Eden Career Technical Center
Ehove Career Center
Erie Community College
Forbes Road CTC
Forsyth Tech Community College
Ft Hayes Career Center
Greater Lawrence Tech
Greenville Technical College
GST BOCES Coopers Education Center
Hennepin Technical College
Kennedy King College
Kingwood High School
Kishwaukee College
Lake Technical Center
Lebanon Career and Technology Center
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Lenoir Community College
Lex La-Ray Tech Center
Live Oaks Career Campus
Livermore High School/Tri-Valley ROP
Manatee Technical College
Marengo Community High School District 154
Marshall Technical School
Medford Vocational Technical High School
Mercer County Technical Education Center
Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES
Moore Norman Technology Center
Morrisville State College
New England Institute of Technology
Northern Neck Tech Center
Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center
Oxford Hills Technical School
Pathfinder Regional Vocational Tech HS
Paul M Hodgson Technical High School
Portland Arts and Technology High School
Pulaski Technical College
Regional Career Technical Center
Renton Technical College
Ridgewater College
RL Turner High School
San Benito High School
Seminole High School
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical HS
Shelby County College and Career Center
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Stanly Community College
Susquehanna County Career Technology Center
Tazewell County Career and Technical Center
TCAT – Chattanooga
TCAT – Paris
Texarkana College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
University of Arkansas Community College
US Grant Career Center
Waite High School
Washington County Joint Vocational School District


2015 Makeover Winners:

$50,000 Atlanta I-CAR Committee Makeover Grant in Conjunction With Industry Partners

Athens Technical College (Athens, GA)
ABRA Auto Body & Glass; Allstate; American Family Insurance; Axalta; Caliber Collision; CCC Information Services; Classic Collision; Enterprise; Farmers Insurance; Finishmaster; Georgia Farm Bureau; Hendrick Automotive; IAAI; I-CAR; Liberty Mutual Insurance; LKQ/Keystone; Nalley Group; Rimkus; Progressive Insurance ; Safeco; Service King; Sherwin Williams; Sports and Imports

$50,000 Dallas Makeover Grant sponsored by

Texas State Technical College (Waco, TX)
Berkshire Hathaway Automotive; Caliber Collision; GEICO; Herb’s Collision; Nationwide Insurance

Collision Repair Education Foundation Makeover Grant Made Possible by Allstate Insurance

East Valley Institute of Technology (Mesa, AZ)

Collision Repair Education Foundation Makeover Grant Made Possible by State Farm Insurance

Saint Cloud Community and Technical College (St. Cloud, MN)

Collision Repair Education Makeover Grant Runner-up Winners

$10,000 Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center (San Jose, CA)
$10,000 Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (South Easton, MA)
$12,500: College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)
$7,500: Pulaski Technical College (North Little Rock, AR)

American Family Insurance Grants ($1,000)

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire, WI)
Freedom High School (Freedom, WI)
Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL)
Lex La-Ray Technical Center (Lexington, MO)
Marengo High School (Marengo, IL)
Renton Technical College (Renton, WA)

CCC Information Services Classroom Enhancement Grant ($12,000)

United Technical Center (Clarksburg, WV)

GEICO Grant ($5,500)

Cuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Eastfield College (Mesquite, TX)
Monroe Tech Center (Leesburg, VA)
Tidewater Community College (Chesapeake, VA)