2010 SEMA Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Awards

Full-time students in the United States and Canada pursuing a career in the automotive industry may be eligible for financial assistance through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF).Over the past two decades, SEMA scholarships have supported over countless students with more than $1,000,000 in scholarship awards. The program rewards the best and brightest students engaged in studies leading to careers in the automotive aftermarket or related fields. The application deadline for the upcoming year is April 2, 2010. SEMA will offer four-year, two-year, graduate, loan forgiveness and member/dependent scholarships.

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In order to apply for the 2010 program, applicants must visit www.sema.org/scholarships to access the new online application. As in past years, the applicant must provide complete contact information, education history and work history. Scholarships will be awarded based on the selections of SEMA judges and the Scholarship Committee.

To qualify for the SEMA Scholarship, the applicant must have:

*Minimum 2.5 grade point average

*Must be enrolled in a full-time program with an accredited university, college, or proprietary program in the United States or Canada.

*Pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field.

*Must have completed a minimum of 25 credits from a 2-year trade or technical school or 50 credits/hours from a 4-year college or university.

*SEMA members and/or dependents receive special recognition during the application process.

To qualify for the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Scholarship, the applicant must have:

*Minimum of 1 full year of employment at SEMA-member company

*School transcripts required to confirm graduation

*Confirmed and documented outstanding student loans

*Letter of recommendation from employer

For more information on the Loan Forgiveness Program, visit www.sema.org/loan-forgiveness-program

Details and applications are available at www.sema.org/scholarships. All scholarship and loan forgiveness applications are due no later than 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time by April 2, 2010. For more information, contact SEMA at (909) 396-0289 or member@sema.org.

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