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Scholarship application open for students interested in automotive manufacturing

Gadsden, Ala. — The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association has committed to providing 70 scholarships to residents interested in training for careers in the state’s automotive manufacturing industry. The scholarships are the result of a partnership between AAMA and the Alabama Community College System.

Each of the 70 scholarships is $4,000 and will pay for costs associated with training at Gadsden State Community College or another ACCS institution. Interested high school seniors, students currently enrolled in college and Alabama residents interested in attending college should apply at Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is Nov. 14.

Students who are awarded the scholarship may use the funds for spring, summer or fall 2024 tuition, books and fees associated with the approved program of study. A full submission for the scholarship requires a completed application; completion of a new orientation course to the automotive industry and AAMA scholarship; a signed reference letter; an unofficial college or high school transcript; a resume; an essay and a headshot photo.

Qualified programs available at Gadsden State include Mechatronics; Automated Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology; Industrial Maintenance Technology; Manufacturing Technology; Precision Machining ; Automotive Service Technology and Engineering Technology. Other automotive technology related programs may be considered.

For two years in a row, Gadsden State has had more AAMA scholarship winners than any other ACCS institution.

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