The 2024 Scholarship & Loan Forgiveness application period will open on January 1, 2024.

College is expensive. SEMA can help.
Earn up to $5,000 for School.

Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition and SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!
Awards distributed in July.


Check the eligibilty requirements below to see if you qualify.

What are the Scholarship eligibility criteria?

  1. Minimum age of 18 years old.
  2. U.S. Citizenship.
  3. Demonstrate passion for the automotive hobby and career.
  4. Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the United States.
  5. Pursuit of degree or certification that leads to a career in automotive. All disciplines welcome.

What are the Loan Forgiveness eligibility criteria?

  1. Employed by a SEMA member business.
  2. Demonstrate passion for the automotive hobby and career.
  3. Possess a degree or certificate from a college, university, or career tech school in the United States.
  4. Have a minimum of $2,000 in outstanding student loans.

What are the application requirements?

  1. Demonstrate passion for the automotive industry in your answers to select questions.
  2. Upload unofficial transcript or technical training progress report.
  3. Request an online recommendation from your teacher, employer or mentor.

Questions? Contact Us!