Meet the First-Ever Future Mechanic Grant RecipientTrade School Future has awarded its first of many automotive scholarships to a student from Louisiana. The student will be studying Automotive Technology at Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Future Mechanic Grant 2018 Recipient
In 2018, we started providing financial aid to aspiring auto mechanics across the country through a financial grant, the Future Mechanic Grant. This is the first of many automotive scholarships and it is a one-time award of $1,000 for furthering automotive education. As a result, students all across the country submitted applications to be selected to receive this specific grant out of many automotive technology scholarships. Our selection committee had a very hard time selecting a single winner from the many amazing applicants, which brings us hope for the future auto mechanics.
Applications for the Future Mechanic Grant opened in Summer 2018 and closed December 31, 2018. This is when the selection process began and the winner was eventually singled out on January 14, 2019. Automotive industry scholarships are awarded to many different students for many different reasons. Our goal was to find a student who showed great initiative for their education and a high passion for the automotive industry. This led us to choose Treylon Martin as our Future Mechanic Grant recipient. Read about him below!
Meet Our Scholarship Winner
Treylon is pursuing a degree in Automotive Technology from Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana. His studies will start upon graduation from high school at Math Science Arts Academy West (MSA-West). Treylon stood out specifically for his initiative and passion for learning more about automotive technology. For example, Treylon has started learning by simply doing! He began by purchasing a wrecked 2007 Honda Civic Ex Coupe to rebuild it and bring it back to its prime condition. He has finished almost all the body work and is working towards having fine-tuned performance out of the vehicle. The vehicle which was once unusable! Treylon explained that his passion for working on cars came from both his father and his uncle. He reminisced, “Starting off like most kids, handing their father tools, I caught the bug for the automotive field. In particular, rebuilding my first car has truly made me fall in love with this kind of work.”
This passion and initiative that are so clear in Treylon are needed in auto shops all across the US. Our country is facing a shortage in skilled workers for many trade careers. We are hoping our automotive scholarships will help. Automotive technology scholarships can equip students with the financial aid necessary to attend a trade school. At Trade School Future, our goal is to empower students to reach their dreams of becoming auto mechanics. This happens through automotive industry scholarships as well as other great resources. We believe this is necessary to sustain such a large and fast market such as the automotive industry.
Future Mechanic Grant 2019 Application
Therefore, we have decided to offer the Future Mechanic Grant for a second year in a row. If you are just graduating high school or looking for a career change, this is for you! Take 10 minutes to fill out our application to earn a $1,000 award to push you towards your dreams. Make sure you keep an eye on our automotive scholarships page as we will be adding more in the future. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to us and ask us your questions!
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