Automotive Parts & Services Association believes that education is the only way to advance in the automotive aftermarket industry. That is why we have joined together with groups like the Automotive Training Institute (ATI), the Automotive Training Group (ATG), Delmar Cengage Training, and the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Through these relationships, our members, as well as automotive technicians and students will find the education and training necessary for successfully maintaining a shop in today’s ever-changing business environment.

Through the GC Morris/Paul Rupp and Gayle McCartney scholarship trusts, APSA is able to award scholarships to students interested in entering the automotive industry. If you are a student in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, or Wyoming, meet the qualifications, and submit an application, you will be considered for an APSA scholarship available through one of our educational trusts. In addition, your scholarship application will be considered for a Global Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship, and may also be evaluated by additional organizations where you will be required to meet their criteria.

A yearly golf tournament is held in order to raise funds for each of the Educational trusts. Members of the association along with APSA vendors join together to sponsor holes, provide prizes, and play an enjoyable game of golf for a good cause. And if helping provide students with scholarships wasn’t enough, all donations made are tax deductible as well! It is important in this day and age to stay current with advancements in automotive technology, and through training and providing scholarships to students entering the field, APSA is doing our part to promote excellence through education.


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View the OSUIT’s recruitment video below.