SEMA Offering Scholarships for Upcoming Service Managers


For deal­ers inter­ested in train­ing upcom­ing ser­vice and main­te­nance man­agers and other depart­ment man­agers, there are schol­ar­ships avail­able now that are worth look­ing into. The 2013 SEMA Memo­r­ial Schol­ar­ship funds are avail­able for stu­dents prepar­ing for careers in the auto or auto parts indus­tries; they can be eli­gi­ble for finan­cial awards up to $5,000. The appli­ca­tion dead­line for all the awards is March 29.

These are one-time awards that don’t have to paid back. The awards are granted to eli­gi­ble appli­cants based on aca­d­e­mic achieve­ments, work expe­ri­ence, com­mu­nity involve­ment, essay con­tent, and rec­om­men­da­tions. Stu­dents may re-apply each if they still meet eli­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria. “We’ve increased the schol­ar­ship prizes to reward and bet­ter help pre­pare these stu­dents for careers in the spe­cialty equip­ment indus­try,” said Jamie Erik­sen, SEMA edu­ca­tion direc­tor. “Our hope is that we’ll con­tinue to attract highly qual­i­fied stu­dents who will con­tribute and make strong, pos­i­tive impacts in our industry.”