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For the sixth year, the I-CAR Education Foundation and AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. is offering several scholarships for women through the “Most Influential Women of the Collision Repair Industry” program. There will be two $5,000 winners; one winner from a secondary school and one winner from a post-secondary school. In addition, there will be six $2,500 runner-up scholarships. The Education Foundation will announce the winners at NACE this November.
Applicants for the scholarships that are attending a secondary school must be a senior in a collision repair training class with plans to continue her education in the collision industry after graduation. Applicants from post-secondary schools must be enrolled in training programs relevant to collision repair. The monies will pay for post-secondary education, I-CAR coupons, the I-CAR Welding Qualification Test and/or I-CAR credits (points) through the I-CAR Industry Training AllianceSM.
A total of 339 career and technical schools and colleges that are ASE-certified to the NATEF standards in collision repair and refinishing received a letter and student application for this scholarship. Both the female student applicant and instructor will submit an application in addition to a short essay explaining why the student should be awarded this scholarship.