Scholarships Offered for Female Collision Repair Students - BodyShop Business

Scholarships Offered for Female Collision Repair Students

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.

The Executive Committee of the Education Foundation Board of Trustees will make the final selection of winners. For more information, visit or

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