Garage Gurus, the training and support platform from Tenneco’s DRiV group based in Northville, has announced that its Automotive Technician Scholarship Program will return for 2023.
For the ninth year, the Gurus will again award up to $30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians who are accepted into or currently enrolled in accredited, U.S.-based automotive technical schools, colleges, and universities or enrolled full time at a U.S. high school.
Applications are now available on the Garage Gurus website for the opportunity to receive one of 12 $2,500 Garage Gurus Automotive Technician Scholarships for the 2023-24 school year. All materials must be submitted by May 31; winners will be announced on or about July 1.
In addition to the application, students are also required to submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members as well as a typed essay or video introducing themselves and indicating why they want to be a “top technician.” (Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S., be in the U.S. on a valid student visa, or possess resident alien status.) All applications and related materials will be reviewed and the winners selected by Garage Gurus’ team of ASE master certified technicians and other team members.
“We continue to see the effects that technician shortages across the automotive aftermarket have on shop owners and customers, so being able to support students who want to establish a career in the repair industry is especially fulfilling,” says Dennis Sheran, executive director of Garage Gurus. “Through this annual program, as well as our online and on-site training classes, Garage Gurus stands committed to helping address skills gaps and to providing the proper education for those that are looking to begin and enhance their own careers.”
Offering on-site, online, and on-demand instruction, Garage Gurus is a national training platform designed to help front-line automotive service professionals keep pace with the latest vehicle technologies. Garage Gurus technical education centers operate in nine U.S. markets: Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; New Hyde Park, New York; Rancho Dominguez, California; south Florida; St. Louis; and suburban Detroit.
To learn more about the Automotive Technician Scholarship Program, to apply, and to read the full set of rules and eligibility requirements, visit garagegurus.tech.