MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Current high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in Alabama’s multi-billion dollar automotive industry have less than two weeks to apply for a scholarship to use at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville or Oneonta, or any of Alabama’s community colleges.
The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and Alabama Community College System have partnered to provide a total $189,000 in scholarships, as well as mentors, to 52 students who want to pursue a technical education certificate or associate degree in the automotive manufacturing industry. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.
Students awarded after the November deadline will begin classes in the spring, summer or fall semesters of 2020.
Interested students with at least a 2.5 GPA can learn more information and apply directly through the website, https://dreamitdoitalabama.com/aama/. Applicants must use the scholarship toward an automotive-related program, including the following: Automotive Manufacturing Technology; Automotive Manufacturing; Automotive Service Technician; Computer Numerical Control; Engineering Technology; Industrial Electronics Technology; Industrial Maintenance Technology; Injection Molding; Logistics; Machine Shop/Tool Technology; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanical Design Technology; Mechatronics; or Welding Technology.
Locally, Wallace State Community College offers degrees and certificates in each of the targeted programs. Wallace State’s programs boast outstanding reputations and job placement rates, are accredited in their field with national recognized industry certifications and a faculty committed to student success. Registration for spring semester is underway now. Spring semester 2021 classes begin Jan. 19. Visit www.wallacestate.edu/register to view classes and learn more. Or call 256-352-8040 or visit www.wallacestate.edu/advising to schedule an advising appointment.
The total award is $3,600 for each student. The award covers tuition, fees and/or books needed. A full submission for the scholarship requires the following: a completed application; a resume; a maximum 500-word essay on why the student wants to work in Alabama’s automotive industry; one signed reference letter; an unofficial college or high school transcript; and a headshot photo.