Scholarships available for students interested in automotive retail industry

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Students interested in pursuing careers in the auto industry can apply for one of fifteen $2,000 scholarships offered by the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education. The scholarship application and guidelines can be downloaded from and are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

“The automotive retail industry provides thousands of well-paying jobs to Iowans,” said Mary Cason, executive vice president of the foundation. “These scholarships are Iowa dealers’ way of helping future employees obtain training and develop the skills needed for successful careers in the industry.”

Applicants must be committed to the pursuit of a career in an automobile dealership. Potential career paths include automotive, diesel, or collision repair technician; salesperson; accountant; marketing specialist; or business administrator.

Recipients of the scholarships will be announced in May 2017.