Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation

The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting and advancing the entire automotive industry.

ASCEF scholarships have grown out of a single donation to a fully funded scholarship in the name of a past ASCCA Member, a Past President or an individual whose influence and dedication to the automotive industry warranted recognition for all time.

To be eligible for these scholarships, an applicant must be:

  • California High School Seniors who plan to enroll in post high school technical and academic training or
  • California college under-graduates in the automotive service field

Application Supporting Documents:  All applicants must submit a fully completed application with the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of High School and/or College transcripts satisfying the following minimum GPA requirements:
  • 2.0 overall grade point average.
  • 3.0 grade point average in the automotive-related courses
    (This applies to both High School ROP automotive related courses and California college courses).
  • Automotive instructor’s letter of recommendation with contact information. Instructor letter should include comments on the following: Attendance and punctuality; Participation; Judgement;  Initiative; Reliability; Mechanical aptitude; and, Work Ethic.
  • A brief narrative about your career goals including why this scholarship is important to you.
  • A brief description of your community service activities.

Applicants will be scored on the quality, completeness of the application and supporting documents.

Failure to submit a fully completed application and all requested supporting materials will result in disqualification. If selected, you must be able to attend an awards ceremony at your school or one of our local ASCCA Chapter Meetings to accept your award.

Each year the ASCEF awards 18 scholarships ranging from $500 – $1,000.

Tips for Scholarship Applicants

Our mission: Founded in 2000, The ASC Educational Foundation exists to provide educational and training opportunities, scholarships and endowments in the field of automotive repair and maintenance. ASCEF Scholarships have been instrumental in helping recipients create rewarding careers in Automotive Technologies.

Kate Peyser
ASC Educational Foundation
1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 810-4272

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