Do you have a passion for cars? The Collision Repair Education Program would like to help you turn your passion into a rewarding career! The mission of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to encourage young people with drive, dedication, and skills to pursue careers in the collision industry.
Every year, the industry hires more than 20,000 entry-level collision technicians, but still experiencing a critical shortage of well-trained, quality employees. That’s where the Collision Repair Education Foundation comes in.
It is committed to help talented young men and women cover the costs of state-of-the-art collision training with scholarship and grant programs.
The support collision repair educational programs, schools, and students are trained to get qualified as an entry level employees as well as to the other related career opportunities.
The foundation offers scholarships, grants, and other education opportunities so you can develop sought-after skills and earn a good living in a trade that rewards hard work and passion.
In the 1980s, the collision industry was facing its first critical shortage of qualified and well-trained entry-level employees.
The country’s technical education system was no longer able to produce enough high-caliber graduates to meet industry needs. In response, industry partners created the Collision Repair Education Foundation in 1991.
The Foundation’s goal was to develop, promote, and distribute a curriculum program designed to teach the skills most needed by entry-level employees of collision repair shops.
Today, nearly two-thirds of the 1,370 collision repair schools in the United States use the I-CAR Live or Advance-Tech curriculum.
The Education Foundation is committed to continuing to award substantial annual support, both to students and to collision training programs.
Over $200,000 in awards available! Special opportunities for post 9/11 veterans and military family members First 500 students that apply to receive a free Cintas tech shirt and safety glasses.
Application links are available at their website, www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org. Under the “Students” tab. In “Forms and Downloads” you will find a FAQ and “How To” guide on completing the application.
You can download and complete the application forms for the scholarship in the Forms and Downloads section http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/forms-and-downloads/
3M is offering special opportunities for deserving collision repair students that are currently serving or have recently served in the military. Special awards will also be available for current collision repair students that have immediate family members who are currently serving or have recently served in the military.
Award: Awards will be determined by financial need, future plans, and past academic achievements of the student.
The ABRA Auto Body & Glass Tool Grant will provide collision students with the funding needed to continue and enhance their education in collision repair. For the winning students, this scholarship will go towards purchasing tools from the NATEF tool list.
Award: 8 tool scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 (retail) each.
The Atlanta I-CAR Committee has created a fund to support student scholarships. This scholarship will cover tuition, lab fees, and other fees as well as required books, safety equipment, and tools for students taking at least one collision repair course each semester.
Award: 1-2 awards will be given; the award includes up to a $5,000 scholarship to be used towards post-secondary education, specifically for direct educational expenses such as tuition payment, room and board, and fees, or indirect educational expenses such as required books, required tools, required safety equipment, and required supplies while taking at least one collision repair course.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees has created a fund to support student scholarships. This scholarship will cover tuition, lab fees, and other fees as well as required books, safety equipment, and tools for students taking at least one collision repair course each semester.
Award: Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each.
CCC Information Services has donated funds to support the CCC Michael Salvatore Memorial Student Repair Technician Scholarship, honoring longtime CCC team member Michael Salvatore. This scholarship rewards students that complete their education and find employment in the collision industry.
Award: One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded; three runners-up scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded.
Craftsman will provide collision students with tools to help during the students education.
Awards: Tool grants will be awarded.
The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship was created in memory of I-CAR Development Manager, Lon Baudoux, who passed away on November 11, 2008. He highly valued education, especially for secondary and post-secondary students studying collision repair.
These activities may include, but are not limited to:
Award: Up to two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of up to $5,000 each.
The Nashville I-CAR Committee has created a fund to support student scholarships and tool grants
Award: 2 scholarships will be given for Lincoln Tech students to be used towards post-secondary education, specifically for direct educational expenses such as tuition payment, room and board, and fees, or indirect educational expenses such as required books, required tools, required safety equipment, and required supplies while taking at least one collision repair course. 3 tool grants of $1,500 each will be given to TCAT Livingston students.
PPG donates $20,000 offer student scholarships to help with tuition and other costs associated with their technical education.
Award: Four scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded.
Snap-On will provide collision students with tools to help during the students’ education.
Award: Tool grants will be awarded.
With the support of Fix Auto, a scholarship was established in memory of Tim Clark who passed away in 2015. In addition to being an accomplished professional in the auto collision repair industry, Tim Clark was a dedicated family man and deeply committed to having a higher purpose; a more meaningful reason to live. The application features a section for this award which asks the applicant to share more about their higher purpose and/or things they want to achieve.
Award: Five (5) scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded.
See more opportunities here http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/student-scholarship-and-grant-opportunities-2017/
** Students at Lincoln Tech, UTI, WyoTech, Ohio Tech: As you do not have “traditional semesters”, students that started their collision education prior to October 1, 2014 are eligible for the awards.
You can download the High School and College Scholarship applications right at the Student Scholarship and Grant Application page. http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/student-scholarship-and-grant-application-2015/
The Collision Education Foundation is fueling the future of the collision industry by enriching opportunities for students in collision education. Read more about the foundation here http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/
Collision Repair Education Foundation
5125 Trillium Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192