Qualified applicants must be a graduating high school senior or have graduated from high school.

Applicants must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college or an ASE/NATEF certified post secondary automotive program. NATEF, National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, sets standards for automotive education programs, and ASE, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, certifies schools that meet the standards. Certified schools are listed at www.natef.org.

Students enrolled in automotive oriented continuing educatGlobal Automotive Aftermarket Symposiumion programs may also apply.

Staff members of Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium sponsoring associations, their family members, and former GAAS Scholarship recipients are not eligible.

While anyone may apply, priority is given to students who plan a career in the automotive aftermarket, or who are sons and daughters of families who are in the automotive aftermarket.

In order to receive scholarships, students must completely fill out the GAAS application. All school transcripts including high school and post-secondary (if applicable) must be submitted with the application.

At least one letter of recommendation from a non-family member must be submitted with the application.

A 250-word essay on why the student believes they deserve to be a scholarship recipient must be submitted with the application.

Applications are made on line. Use the Apply On Line button below. Transcripts, reference letters and other documents may be scanned and attached to the on line application or sent to Emily McConnell at MEMA by mail, fax, or e-mail at the addresses on the application form.

Visit the GAAS website for more information and to apply for a GAAS scholarship.