Automotive Scholarships and Grants

We partner with manufacturers, schools and companies to bring you trade school grants and scholarships to help you pay for your education.

Automotive Scholarships and Grants

Offered by Trade School Future

The Future Mechanic Grant | 2019 | Application Deadline: December 1st, 2019 | $1,000

How We Offer Trade School Grants and Scholarships

Trade School Future partners with organizations around the country to bring you automotive grants and scholarships that you won’t find anywhere else. With just one simple application, you can automatically apply for all of the automotive school grants that we offer. Explore the auto mechanic grants below, fill out the form, and we’ll notify you if you are selected to receive funding. It’s that easy.

On top of our own trade school grants and scholarships, we have aggregated automotive grants and scholarships from trade schools all across the nation. This way you can get connected with the right automotive scholarships and grants to ease the financial burden that comes with trade school. Keep an eye on this page for the most up-to-date trade school grants and scholarships.

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Grants and Scholarships for Auto Mechanics

Offered by Outside Organizations

Along with offering our own scholarships through the partners that we have, we also pull together some of the best opportunities in the industry to help you pay for school. In this list you will find automotive scholarships and grants from government agencies, trade schools, auto manufacturers, and other organizations. Be sure to check which scholarships you can apply for as some of these will be only available at certain schools or in some cases certain states. If you have any questions or want to learn more, make sure you fill out our contact form!

Nationwide Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Future Mechanic GrantNationwideUp to $1,000 for aspiring auto mechanics12/1/2019
Andrew Piech Memorial ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,200 for graduates of New Mexico high schoolJune each year
Mike Rowe Work Ethic ScholarshipNationwideFull-Tuition paid for eligible studentsMarch each year
Federal Pell GrantsNationwideUp to $6,195, for low-income householdsVaries
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)NationwideVarious, for low-income householdsVaries
Automotive Aftermarket ScholarshipNationwideVarious, one application for many scholarshipsMarch each year
Berto Diaz Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering StudentsJanuary each year
BMW/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 incrementsMarch each year
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation ScholarshipNationwideUp to $400 for eligible studentsApril each year
GMiS Scholars ProgramNationwideVarious, for underrepresented students in techApril each year
SMA Native American STEM ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,500, for Native American STEM studentsJune each year
Viceroy Auto Trans ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational FundNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune each year
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible female studentsVaries
SEMA Memorial Scholarship FundNationwideUp to $5,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four yearsMarch each year
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Yanmar/SAE ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Horatio Alger Association CTE ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $2,500 for eligible studentsJune each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible studentsJune & October each year

Search Scholarships and Grants by State

Alabama Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
All Alabama schoolsUp to $1,200 for eligible studentsVaries
Technical ScholarshipCoastal Alabama Community College - Brewton & AtmoreFull tuition up to 82 credit hoursFebruary each year
Technical Career ScholarshipBishop State Community CollegeUp to $8,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
The Alabama Trucking Association Foundation ScholarshipBishop State Community CollegeUp to $1,500 for eligible studentsDecember each year
Coastal Alabama Community CollegeUp to $4,500 for eligible studentsFebruary each year
Enterprise State Community CollegeUp to $5,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Lawson State Community CollegeUp to one year of tuitionVaries
AlabamaUp to $3,600 for eligible studentsFebruary each year
SSCC Technical ScholarshipsShelton State Community CollegeUp to $5,676 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $250 for eligible diesel studentsMarch each year
Erin Maria Malone Endowed Memorial ScholarshipShelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for students studying diesel or weldingMarch each year
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for students studying diesel or weldingMarch each year
Wallace Community College SelmaFull tuition for eligible studentsApril each year

Arizona Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP)ArizonaUp to $2,500 per academic year for low-income householdsVaries
Edgar Mendoza General Motors Foundation ScholarshipArizona Western CollegeAward varies by need, for automotive studentsVaries
Skills USA - Auto ScholarshipArizona Western CollegeAward varies, prefer Yuma High School graduatesVaries
Universal Technical Institute ScholarshipsUniversal Technical InstituteMultiple ScholarshipsVaries
State Farm Insurance Emergency Student Assistance GrantMaricopa Community CollegesUp to $500 for students with emergency needsJune each year

California Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Friends of the California State Fair ScholarshipCaliforniaUp to $2,500, 25 different categories to apply forFebruary each year
Chafee GrantCaliforniaUp to $5,000, for former foster youthVaries
Cal GrantCaliforniaVarious amounts for qualifying H.S. seniors or recent gradsVaries
Universal Technical Institute ScholarshipsUniversal Technical InstituteMultiple ScholarshipsVaries
California College Promise GrantPasadena City CollegeFull tuition for eligible studentsVaries
Abako Foundation ScholarshipPalomar CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year
Betty and Melvin Cohn Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Community FoundationPalomar CollegeUp to $1,500 for eligible studentsMarch each year
President's Associates Career Technical ProgramPalomar CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible studentsMarch each year

Michigan Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
MOGA Energy Education for Michigan ScholarshipMichiganMinimum of $500 for financial need, renewableAugust each year
Women in Defense Michigan - STEMMichiganUp to $2,500 for women pursuing STEM educationMay each year
Frederick & Dorothy Baker ScholarshipBaker CollegeUp to $3,000 for students in diesel tech and $1,500 for students in auto techVaries
Bob and Dawn Hardy Automotive ScholarshipJackson CollegeUp to $3,000 for eligible studentsVaries
Cliff Anschuetz ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $250 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
Bradley T. Hilberg Memorial ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
George R. & Ketto Kimball ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $250 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
Pettalia Vocational ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
Kim M. Thompson Memorial ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
Gustave B. Swanson Endowed Vocational ScholarshipGogebic Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible automotive studentsOpen
Ironwood Kiwanis Automotive Lauri Lahti Memorial ScholarshipGogebic Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive studentsOpen
Klassic Kruisers Car Club ScholarshipGogebic Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive studentsOpen
Automotive Car Show ScholarshipLansing Community CollegeVaries based on need for automotive studentsFebruary each year
Chris Peoples Memorial EndowmentLansing Community CollegeUp to $750 for eligible automotive studentsFebruary each year
David A. Lorenz Memorial ScholarshipLansing Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsFebruary each year
Ron Burke Help-A-Wrench ScholarshipLansing Commmunity CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsFebruary each year
Bob Maxey Ford Lincoln ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsVaries
Chrysler Automotive Technology ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsVaries
Curtis A. Cryderman Memorial ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsVaries
Shelby Engineering Solutions ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsVaries
The Joey Claus Memorial Automotive ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsVaries
Nathan Schroeder Memorial ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsVaries
Drew Reeves Memorial ScholarshipMonroe County Community CollegeUp to $900 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
Midway Products - Lyman E. Hoyt Memorial ScholarshipMonroe County Community CollegeUp to $1,300 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
Ralph E. Mahalak Memorial ScholarshipMonroe County Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible automotive studentsMarch each year
Adam Ryan McIntosh (a.k.a. OPIE) ScholarshipMott Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive studentsMay each year
Bill Marsh Family Auto ScholarshipNorthwestern Michigan CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible automotive studentsDecember each year

 

Mississippi Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association ScholarshipMississippiUp to $1,500 for eligible studentsMay each year
Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation ScholarshipsMississippiUp to $2,500 for eligible female studentsVaries
Full Tuition: Career/Technical ScholarshipMississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeFull Tuition for eligible CTE studentsApril each year
Half Tuition: Career/Technical ScholarshipMississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeHalf Tuition for eligible CTE studentsApril each year
The Career-Technical Student Organization Competition ScholarshipMississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeFull Tuition for winners of state competition or 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of national MDE competitionApril each year
Vocational Outstanding StudentEast Mississippi Community CollegeUp to $1,800 per semester for eligible studentsJanuary & August each year
Michael Epting Scholarship FundNortheast Mississippi Community CollegeUp to $1,050 for eligible automotive or diesel studentsMarch each year

New York Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) Approved New York SchoolsUp to full tuition for eligible veteransVaries
Lincoln Tech ScholarshipsLincoln TechMany different scholarshipsVaries
J-Rodz ScholarshipCorning Community CollegeAmount varies for students in the auto body and auto technology programsVaries
Mark Adessa FundCorning Community CollegeAmount varies for students in the auto technology and welding programsVaries
Michael Duell Memorial ScholarshipCorning Community CollegeAmount varies for students in the auto body and welding programsVaries
Mavis Discount Tire ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $1,000 awarded to a female automotive technology studentOctober each year
Albany Rods & Kustoms, Inc. ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $500 awarded to an automotive technology studentMarch each year
Harold M. Perkins Automotive Technology ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $1,000 awarded to an automotive technology studentMarch each year
Clarence Charles Sliter, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $1,000 awarded to an automotive technology studentMarch each year
Robert J. Kufs Memorial ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $250 awarded to an automotive technology studentMarch each year
AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship for Automotive TechnologyMonroe Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive tech studentsOctober each year
Robert S. Brown Memorial T-TEN ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible students enrolled in the Toyota T-TEN programOctober each year
Robert Strong Family ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeAmount varies for eligible studentsOctober each year
Rochester Automobile Dealers Association ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $1,250 for eligible automotive technology studentsOctober each year
Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $2,000 for eligible automotive technology studentsOctober each year
MG Car Club Western New York Centre, Inc. Endowed Scholarship FundMonroe Community CollegeUp to $750 for eligible automotive technology studentsMarch each year
Richard Zwitzer Memorial Endowed ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $1,250 for eligible auto tech studentsOctober each year
NEW STUDENT: Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $2,000 for eligible new auto tech studentsMarch each year
Anthony A. Amoros Memorial Scholarship (Continuing Students)Rockland Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible continuing studentsMay each year
Anthony A. Amoros Memorial Scholarship (New Students)Rockland Community CollegeUp to $350 for eligible new studentsAugust each year
Interstate Toyota Automotive ScholarshipRockland Community CollegeUp to $900 for eligible automotive tech studentsAugust each year
Riversville Foundation ScholarshipsRockland Community CollegeUp to $2,000 for eligible automotive tech studentsAugust each year
Ford ASSET Program ScholarshipRockland Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible Ford ASSET studentsSeptember each year

 

Oregon Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Eastern Oregon ScholarshipOregonMinimum of $1,000 award to Oregon Residents2019 closed

Washington Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Washington HECB American Indian Endowed ScholarshipWashingtonUp to $2,000 for low-income American Indian studentsFebruary each year

Scholarships and Grants by School

Universal Technical Institute Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Grants and ScholarshipsLocationDescriptionDeadline
UTI Institutional GrantUTI10% off tuition for eligible studentsVaries
UTI Commuter GrantUTIUp to $415 for eligible commuter studentsVaries
UTI Relocation GrantUTIUp to $1,000 for enrolled students with great financial needVaries
Industry's Choice ScholarshipUTIUp to $3,500 for enrolled studentsVaries
NASCAR Diversity ScholarshipNASCAR Technical InstituteUp to $3,500 for enrolled studentsVaries
NASCAR "Tech of Tomorrow" ScholarshipNASCAR Technical InstituteUp to $2,500 for enrolled studentsVaries
UTI National Scholarship CompetitionUTIUp to $2,500 for top 380 test scoresContact for test dates
Lisle Community School District 202 ScholarshipUTI - Lisle, ILUp to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of LCSD 202 high schoolMay each year
Naperville Community Unit School District 203UTI - Lisle, ILUp to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of NCUSD 203 high schoolMay each year
Village of Lisle ScholarshipUTI - Lisle, ILUp to $5,000 for enrolled students and resident of the Village of Lisle CommunityMay each year
Phoenix Union High School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $4,000 for enrolled students and graduates of PUHSD high schoolApril each year
Houston Independent School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $2,500 for enrolled students and graduate of HISD high schoolApril each year
Fort Worth Independent School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $2,500 for enrolled students and graduates of FWISD high schoolMay each year
UTI Natural Disaster ScholarshipUTIUp to $1,000 for enrolled students impacted by FEMA identified natural disastersSeptember each year
UTI Texas Career ScholarshipUTIUp to $1,000 for enrolled students and graduates of Texas high schoolSeptember each year
UTI Ohio Career ScholarshipUTIUp to $1,000 for enrolled students and graduates of Ohio high schoolSeptember each year
Boston Public School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of BPSD high schoolApril each year
Salute to Service ScholarshipUTIVarying amount for enrolled veteransVaries

Lincoln Tech Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
The Advantage Scholarship ProgramLincoln TechUp to $1,000 towards education fundsVaries
American Hero Scholarship ProgramLincoln TechUp to $1,000 for tuition, books, and feesVaries
First Responder Scholarship ProgramLincoln TechUp to $2,000 towards tuitionVaries
Lincoln Foundation for Education (LiFE) Scholarship ProgramLincoln TechOffers up to $2,500 towards tuitionVaries
Lincoln Pride Scholarship ProgramLincoln TechUp to $2,000 towards housing costs on campusVaries
Mark Hallquist Scholarship ProgramLincoln Tech - East WindsorUp to $1,500 toward tuitionVaries
Single Parent Scholarship ProgramLincoln TechUp to $1,000 toward tuition for eligible single parentsVaries

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