Program open to trade, vocational, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals
Students who are preparing for a career in the automotive industry, as well as qualified graduates who are paying off existing student loans, are invited to apply for financial assistance through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF). Since 1984, the SMSF has awarded more than 700 students and graduates with a total of $800,000 in scholarship awards.
Through the program, scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 are awarded to students enrolled in a full-time program with an accredited university, college or proprietary program in the United States or Canada. The SMSF also includes a Loan-Forgiveness Program that provides financial assistance to graduates who have worked with a SEMA-member company for at least one year and who have an outstanding student loan.
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $34 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,817 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit www.sema.org and www.enjoythedrive.com http://www.enjoythedrive.com.