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.

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 Grants Location Description Deadline
Future Mechanic Grant Nationwide Up to $1,000 for aspiring auto mechanics 12/1/2019
Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,200 for graduates of New Mexico high school 6/6/2019
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Nationwide Full-Tuition paid for eligible students 2019 closed
Federal Pell Grants Nationwide Up to $6,195, for low-income households Varies
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Nationwide Various, for low-income households Varies
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Nationwide Various, one application for many scholarships 2019 closed
Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for Mechanical Engineering Students 2019 closed
BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 paid annually in $1,500 increments 2019 closed
Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation Scholarship Nationwide Up to $400 for eligible students 4/15/2020
GMiS Scholars Program Nationwide Various, for underrepresented students in tech 2019 closed
SMA Native American STEM Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,500, for Native American STEM students 6/19/2019
Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships Nationwide Up to $4,000 for students with 2 years of personal or parents experience in footwear industry 2019 closed
Viceroy Auto Trans Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 2019 closed
Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/30/2019
Clunker Junker Cash for Cars and College Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible female students Varies
SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund Nationwide Up to $5,000 for eligible students 3/1/2020
Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship Nationwide Up to $6,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,500 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $4,000 for eligible students distributed in $1,000 increments for four years 12/15/2019
Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 12/15/2019
Yanmar/SAE Scholarship Nationwide Up to $1,000 for eligible students 4/1/2020
Horatio Alger Association CTE Scholarships Nationwide Up to $2,500 for eligible students 6/15 each year
AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship Nationwide Up to $2,000 for eligible students 6/15 & 10/15 each year

Search Scholarships and Grants by State

Alabama Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
All Alabama schools Up to $1,200 for eligible students Varies
Technical Scholarship Coastal Alabama Community College - Brewton & Atmore Full tuition up to 82 credit hours 2/15 each year
Technical Career Scholarship Bishop State Community College Up to $8,000 for eligible students 3/1/2019
The Alabama Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship Bishop State Community College Up to $1,500 for eligible students 12/14/2018
Coastal Alabama Community College Up to $4,500 for eligible students 2/1 each year
Enterprise State Community College Up to $5,000 for eligible students 3/1 each year
Lawson State Community College Up to one year of tuition Varies
Alabama Up to $3,600 for eligible students 2/15/2019
SSCC Technical Scholarships Shelton State Community College Up to $5,676 for eligible students 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $250 for eligible diesel students 3/1/2019
Erin Maria Malone Endowed Memorial Scholarship Shelton State Community College Up to $500 for eligible students 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $500 for eligible students 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $1,000 for students studying diesel or welding 3/1/2019
Shelton State Community College Up to $500 for students studying diesel or welding 3/1/2019
Wallace Community College Selma Full tuition for eligible students 4/1/2019

Arizona Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP) Arizona Up to $2,500 per academic year for low-income households Varies
Edgar Mendoza General Motors Foundation Scholarship Arizona Western College Award varies by need, for automotive students Varies
Skills USA - Auto Scholarship Arizona Western College Award varies, prefer Yuma High School graduates Varies
Universal Technical Institute Scholarships Universal Technical Institute Multiple Scholarships Varies
State Farm Insurance Emergency Student Assistance Grant Maricopa Community Colleges Up to $500 for students with emergency needs; Gas, Bus Pass, Food, Housing, Books, Utilities 6/30/2019

California Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship California Up to $2,500, 25 different categories to apply for 2019 closed
Chafee Grant California Up to $5,000, for former foster youth Varies
Cal Grant California Various amounts for qualifying H.S. seniors or recent grads Varies
Universal Technical Institute Scholarships Universal Technical Institute Multiple Scholarships Varies
California College Promise Grant Pasadena City College Full tuition for eligible students Varies
Abako Foundation Scholarship Palomar College Up to $1,000 for eligible students 3/1/2020
Betty and Melvin Cohn Scholarship Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Palomar College Up to $1,500 for eligible students 3/1/2020
President's Associates Career Technical Program Palomar College Up to $1,000 for eligible students 3/1/2020

Michigan Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
MOGA Energy Education for Michigan Scholarship Michigan Minimum of $500 for financial need, renewable 8/3/2019
Women in Defense Michigan - STEM Michigan Up to $2,500 for women pursuing STEM education 5/11/2019
Frederick & Dorothy Baker Scholarship Baker College Up to $3,000 for students in diesel tech and $1,500 for students in auto tech Varies
Bob and Dawn Hardy Automotive Scholarship Jackson College Up to $3,000 for eligible students Varies
Cliff Anschuetz Scholarship Alpena Community College Up to $250 for eligible automotive students 3/11/2019
Bradley T. Hilberg Memorial Scholarship Alpena Community College Up to $500 for eligible automotive students 3/11/2019
George R. & Ketto Kimball Scholarship Alpena Community College Up to $250 for eligible automotive students 3/11/2019
Pettalia Vocational Scholarship Alpena Community College Up to $1,000 for eligible automotive students 3/11/2019
Kim M. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Alpena Community College Up to $500 for eligible automotive students 3/11/2019
Gustave B. Swanson Endowed Vocational Scholarship Gogebic Community College Up to $1,000 for eligible automotive students Open
Ironwood Kiwanis Automotive Lauri Lahti Memorial Scholarship Gogebic Community College Up to $500 for eligible automotive students Open
Klassic Kruisers Car Club Scholarship Gogebic Community College Up to $500 for eligible automotive students Open
Automotive Car Show Scholarship Lansing Community College Varies based on need for automotive students Closed 2019
Chris Peoples Memorial Endowment Lansing Community College Up to $750 for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
David A. Lorenz Memorial Scholarship Lansing Community College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Ron Burke Help-A-Wrench Scholarship Lansing Commmunity College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Alan Anderson Memorial Scholarship Macomb Community College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Chrysler Automotive Technology Scholarship Macomb Community College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Curtis A. Cryderman Memorial Scholarship Macomb Community College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Shelby Engineering Solutions Scholarship Macomb Community College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
The Joey Claus Memorial Automotive Scholarship Macomb Community College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Nathan Schroeder Memorial Scholarship Macomb Community College Award varies for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Drew Reeves Memorial Scholarship Monroe County Community College Up to $900 for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Midway Products - Lyman E. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship Monroe County Community College Up to $1,300 for eligible automotive students Closed 2019
Ralph E. Mahalak Memorial Scholarship Monroe County Community College Up to $1,000 for eligible automotive students Closed 2019

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

Mott Community College Up to $500 for eligible automotive students 5/31/2019
Bill Marsh Family Auto Scholarship Northwestern Michigan College Up to $1,000 for eligible automotive students 12/13/2019

Mississippi Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association Scholarship Mississippi Up to $1,500 for eligible students 5/3/2019
Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation Scholarships Mississippi Up to $2,500 for eligible female students Varies
Full Tuition: Career/Technical Scholarship Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Full Tuition for eligible CTE students 4/1 each year
Half Tuition: Career/Technical Scholarship Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Half Tuition for eligible CTE students 4/1 each year
The Career-Technical Student Organization Competition Scholarship Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Full Tuition for winners of state competition or 1st, 2nd, 3rd place of national MDE competition 4/1 each year
Vocational Outstanding Student East Mississippi Community College Up to $1,800 per semester for eligible students 1/2 & 8/1 each year
Michael Epting Scholarship Fund Northeast Mississippi Community College Up to $1,050 for eligible automotive or diesel students 3/15/2019

New York Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)  Approved New York Schools Up to full tuition for eligible veterans Varies
Lincoln Tech Scholarships Lincoln Tech Many different scholarships Varies
J-Rodz Scholarship Corning Community College Amount varies for students in the auto body and auto technology programs Varies
Mark Adessa Fund Corning Community College Amount varies for students in the auto technology and welding programs Varies
Michael Duell Memorial Scholarship Corning Community College Amount varies for students in the auto body and welding programs Varies
Mavis Discount Tire Scholarship Hudson Valley Community College Up to $1,000 awarded to a female automotive technology student Closed 2019
Albany Rods & Kustoms, Inc. Scholarship Hudson Valley Community College Up to $500 awarded to an automotive technology student Closed 2019
Harold M. Perkins Automotive Technology Scholarship Hudson Valley Community College Up to $1,000 awarded to an automotive technology student Closed 2019
Clarence Charles Sliter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Hudson Valley Community College Up to $1,000 awarded to an automotive technology student Closed 2019
Robert J. Kufs Memorial Scholarship Hudson Valley Community College Up to $250 awarded to an automotive technology student Closed 2019
AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship for Automotive Technology Monroe Community College Up to $500 for eligible automotive tech students Closed 2019
Robert S. Brown Memorial T-TEN Scholarship Monroe Community College Up to $1,000 for eligible students enrolled in the Toyota T-TEN program Closed 2019
Robert Strong Family Scholarship Monroe Community College Amount varies for eligible students Closed 2019
Rochester Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship Monroe Community College Up to $1,250 for eligible automotive technology students Closed 2019
Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation Scholarship Monroe Community College Up to $2,000 for eligible automotive technology students Closed 2019
MG Car Club Western New York Centre, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Fund Monroe Community College Up to $750 for eligible automotive technology students Closed 2019
Richard Zwitzer Memorial Endowed Scholarship Monroe Community College Up to $1,250 for eligible auto tech students Closed 2019
NEW STUDENT: Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation Scholarship Monroe Community College Up to $2,000 for eligible new auto tech students Closed 2019
Anthony A. Amoros Memorial Scholarship (Continuing Students) Rockland Community College Up to $500 for eligible continuing students 5/10/2019
Anthony A. Amoros Memorial Scholarship (New Students) Rockland Community College Up to $350 for eligible new students 8/10/2019
Interstate Toyota Automotive Scholarship Rockland Community College Up to $900 for eligible automotive tech students 8/10/2019
Riversville Foundation Scholarships Rockland Community College Up to $2,000 for eligible automotive tech students 8/10/2019
Ford ASSET Program Scholarship Rockland Community College Up to $1,000 for eligible Ford ASSET students 9/30/2019

 

Oregon Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Eastern Oregon Scholarship Oregon Minimum of $1,000 award to Oregon Residents 2019 closed

Washington Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship Washington Up to $2,000 for low-income American Indian students 2/1/2020

Scholarships and Grants by School

Universal Technical Institute Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Grants and Scholarships Location Description Deadline
UTI Institutional Grant UTI 10% off tuition for eligible students Varies
UTI Commuter Grant UTI Up to $415 for eligible commuter students Varies
UTI Relocation Grant UTI Up to $1,000 for enrolled students with great financial need Varies
Industry's Choice Scholarship UTI Up to $3,500 for enrolled students Varies
NASCAR Diversity Scholarship NASCAR Technical Institute Up to $3,500 for enrolled students Varies
NASCAR "Tech of Tomorrow" Scholarship NASCAR Technical Institute Up to $2,500 for enrolled students Varies
UTI National Scholarship Competition UTI Up to $2,500 for top 380 test scores Contact for test dates
Lisle Community School District 202 Scholarship UTI - Lisle, IL Up to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of LCSD 202 high school 5/3/2019
Naperville Community Unit School District 203 UTI - Lisle, IL Up to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of NCUSD 203 high school 5/3/2019
Village of Lisle Scholarship UTI - Lisle, IL Up to $5,000 for enrolled students and resident of the Village of Lisle Community 5/3/2019
Phoenix Union High School District Scholarship UTI Up to $4,000 for enrolled students and graduates of PUHSD high school 4/28/2019
Houston Independent School District Scholarship UTI Up to $2,500 for enrolled students and graduate of HISD high school 4/28/2019
Fort Worth Independent School District Scholarship UTI Up to $2,500 for enrolled students and graduates of FWISD high school 5/12/2019
UTI Natural Disaster Scholarship UTI Up to $1,000 for enrolled students impacted by FEMA identified natural disasters 9/31/2019
UTI Texas Career Scholarship UTI Up to $1,000 for enrolled students and graduates of Texas high school 9/31/2019
UTI Ohio Career Scholarship UTI Up to $1,000 for enrolled students and graduates of Ohio high school 9/31/2019
Boston Public School District Scholarship UTI Up to $5,000 for enrolled students and graduates of BPSD high school 4/28/2019
Salute to Service Scholarship UTI Varying amount for enrolled veterans Varies

Lincoln Tech Specific Scholarships and Grants

Automotive Scholarships and Grants Location Description Deadline
The Advantage Scholarship Program Lincoln Tech Up to $1,000 towards education funds Varies
American Hero Scholarship Program Lincoln Tech Up to $1,000 for tuition, books, and fees Varies
First Responder Scholarship Program Lincoln Tech Up to $2,000 towards tuition Varies
Lincoln Foundation for Education (LiFE) Scholarship Program Lincoln Tech Offers up to $2,500 towards tuition Varies
Lincoln Pride Scholarship Program Lincoln Tech Up to $2,000 towards housing costs on campus Varies
Mark Hallquist Scholarship Program Lincoln Tech - East Windsor Up to $1,500 toward tuition Varies
Single Parent Scholarship Program Lincoln Tech Up to $1,000 toward tuition for eligible single parents Varies

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