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.

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.

Automotive Scholarships and Grants

Offered by Trade School Future

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

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 school6/6/2019
Mike Rowe Work Ethic ScholarshipNationwideFull-Tuition paid for eligible students2019 closed
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 scholarships2019 closed
Berto Diaz Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students2019 closed
BMW/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments2019 closed
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation ScholarshipNationwideUp to $400 for eligible students4/15/2020
GMiS Scholars ProgramNationwideVarious, for underrepresented students in tech2019 closed
SMA Native American STEM ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,500, for Native American STEM students6/19/2019
Two Ten Higher Education ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $4,000 for students with 2 years of personal or parents experience in footwear industry2019 closed
Viceroy Auto Trans ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible students2019 closed
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational FundNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible students6/30/2019
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible female studentsVaries
SEMA Memorial Scholarship FundNationwideUp to $5,000 for eligible students3/1/2020
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years12/15/2019
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical ScholarshipNationwideUp to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years12/15/2019
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years12/15/2019
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible students12/15/2019
Yanmar/SAE ScholarshipNationwideUp to $1,000 for eligible students4/1/2020
Horatio Alger Association CTE ScholarshipsNationwideUp to $2,500 for eligible students6/15 each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive ScholarshipNationwideUp to $2,000 for eligible students6/15 & 10/15 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 hours2/15 each year
Technical Career ScholarshipBishop State Community CollegeUp to $8,000 for eligible students3/1/2019
The Alabama Trucking Association Foundation ScholarshipBishop State Community CollegeUp to $1,500 for eligible students12/14/2018
Coastal Alabama Community CollegeUp to $4,500 for eligible students2/1 each year
Enterprise State Community CollegeUp to $5,000 for eligible students3/1 each year
Lawson State Community CollegeUp to one year of tuitionVaries
AlabamaUp to $3,600 for eligible students2/15/2019
SSCC Technical ScholarshipsShelton State Community CollegeUp to $5,676 for eligible students3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $250 for eligible diesel students3/1/2019
Erin Maria Malone Endowed Memorial ScholarshipShelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible students3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible students3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for students studying diesel or welding3/1/2019
Shelton State Community CollegeUp to $500 for students studying diesel or welding3/1/2019
Wallace Community College SelmaFull tuition for eligible students4/1/2019

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 needs; Gas, Bus Pass, Food, Housing, Books, Utilities6/30/2019

California Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Friends of the California State Fair ScholarshipCaliforniaUp to $2,500, 25 different categories to apply for2019 closed
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 students3/1/2020
Betty and Melvin Cohn Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Community FoundationPalomar CollegeUp to $1,500 for eligible students3/1/2020
President's Associates Career Technical ProgramPalomar CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible students3/1/2020

Michigan Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
MOGA Energy Education for Michigan ScholarshipMichiganMinimum of $500 for financial need, renewable8/3/2019
Women in Defense Michigan - STEMMichiganUp to $2,500 for women pursuing STEM education5/11/2019
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 students3/11/2019
Bradley T. Hilberg Memorial ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive students3/11/2019
George R. & Ketto Kimball ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $250 for eligible automotive students3/11/2019
Pettalia Vocational ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible automotive students3/11/2019
Kim M. Thompson Memorial ScholarshipAlpena Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive students3/11/2019
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 studentsClosed 2019
Chris Peoples Memorial EndowmentLansing Community CollegeUp to $750 for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
David A. Lorenz Memorial ScholarshipLansing Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Ron Burke Help-A-Wrench ScholarshipLansing Commmunity CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Alan Anderson Memorial ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Chrysler Automotive Technology ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Curtis A. Cryderman Memorial ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Shelby Engineering Solutions ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
The Joey Claus Memorial Automotive ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Nathan Schroeder Memorial ScholarshipMacomb Community CollegeAward varies for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Drew Reeves Memorial ScholarshipMonroe County Community CollegeUp to $900 for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Midway Products - Lyman E. Hoyt Memorial ScholarshipMonroe County Community CollegeUp to $1,300 for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019
Ralph E. Mahalak Memorial ScholarshipMonroe County Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible automotive studentsClosed 2019

Adam Ryan McIntosh (a.k.a. OPIE) Scholarship

Mott Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive students5/31/2019
Bill Marsh Family Auto ScholarshipNorthwestern Michigan CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible automotive students12/13/2019

Mississippi Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and GrantsLocationDescriptionDeadline
Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association ScholarshipMississippiUp to $1,500 for eligible students5/3/2019
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 students4/1 each year
Half Tuition: Career/Technical ScholarshipMississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeHalf Tuition for eligible CTE students4/1 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 competition4/1 each year
Vocational Outstanding StudentEast Mississippi Community CollegeUp to $1,800 per semester for eligible students1/2 & 8/1 each year
Michael Epting Scholarship FundNortheast Mississippi Community CollegeUp to $1,050 for eligible automotive or diesel students3/15/2019

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 studentClosed 2019
Albany Rods & Kustoms, Inc. ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $500 awarded to an automotive technology studentClosed 2019
Harold M. Perkins Automotive Technology ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $1,000 awarded to an automotive technology studentClosed 2019
Clarence Charles Sliter, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $1,000 awarded to an automotive technology studentClosed 2019
Robert J. Kufs Memorial ScholarshipHudson Valley Community CollegeUp to $250 awarded to an automotive technology studentClosed 2019
AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship for Automotive TechnologyMonroe Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible automotive tech studentsClosed 2019
Robert S. Brown Memorial T-TEN ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible students enrolled in the Toyota T-TEN programClosed 2019
Robert Strong Family ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeAmount varies for eligible studentsClosed 2019
Rochester Automobile Dealers Association ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $1,250 for eligible automotive technology studentsClosed 2019
Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $2,000 for eligible automotive technology studentsClosed 2019
MG Car Club Western New York Centre, Inc. Endowed Scholarship FundMonroe Community CollegeUp to $750 for eligible automotive technology studentsClosed 2019
Richard Zwitzer Memorial Endowed ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $1,250 for eligible auto tech studentsClosed 2019
NEW STUDENT: Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation ScholarshipMonroe Community CollegeUp to $2,000 for eligible new auto tech studentsClosed 2019
Anthony A. Amoros Memorial Scholarship (Continuing Students)Rockland Community CollegeUp to $500 for eligible continuing students5/10/2019
Anthony A. Amoros Memorial Scholarship (New Students)Rockland Community CollegeUp to $350 for eligible new students8/10/2019
Interstate Toyota Automotive ScholarshipRockland Community CollegeUp to $900 for eligible automotive tech students8/10/2019
Riversville Foundation ScholarshipsRockland Community CollegeUp to $2,000 for eligible automotive tech students8/10/2019
Ford ASSET Program ScholarshipRockland Community CollegeUp to $1,000 for eligible Ford ASSET students9/30/2019

 

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 students2/1/2020

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 school5/3/2019
Naperville Community Unit School District 203UTI - Lisle, ILUp to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of NCUSD 203 high school5/3/2019
Village of Lisle ScholarshipUTI - Lisle, ILUp to $5,000 for enrolled students and resident of the Village of Lisle Community5/3/2019
Phoenix Union High School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $4,000 for enrolled students and graduates of PUHSD high school4/28/2019
Houston Independent School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $2,500 for enrolled students and graduate of HISD high school4/28/2019
Fort Worth Independent School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $2,500 for enrolled students and graduates of FWISD high school5/12/2019
UTI Natural Disaster ScholarshipUTIUp to $1,000 for enrolled students impacted by FEMA identified natural disasters9/31/2019
UTI Texas Career ScholarshipUTIUp to $1,000 for enrolled students and graduates of Texas high school9/31/2019
UTI Ohio Career ScholarshipUTIUp to $1,000 for enrolled students and graduates of Ohio high school9/31/2019
Boston Public School District ScholarshipUTIUp to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of BPSD high school4/28/2019
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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