VISION Awards & Scholarships

Look no further for your information page that has everything you need to know about MWACA, TTEF, and VISION Awards & scholarships for 2024.  Here, you will find specific information on each award & scholarship offered along with a link to apply.  Every year at the VISION Hi-Tech Training and Expo, award recipients are announced during our Celebration of Independents Dinner, to be held on March 2, 2024.  Is your shop interested in applying for one of the annual VISION awards?  Look no further!  Our awards applications will open Fall 2023!  To be eligible, all applicants must be registered to attend VISION 2024.  The MWACA Student Scholarships are due January 2024. For a full list of our 2024 Awards & Scholarships and to apply, please reference below:


Green Star Shops

The goal of MWACA's Green Star Shops program is to recognize those automotive service facilities that go out of their way to prevent pollution and conserve our natural resources.  Do you think your shop qualifies to be a Green Star Service Facility?  See the eligibility for our green star shops.

Applications Open Fall 2023


Best Website

Is your shop's website cutting-edge with a clean modern design optimized for customer engagement?  See our past recipients and apply for our 2024 Best Website award!

Applications Open Fall 2023


Best Social Media ENGAGEMENT

Is your shop's social media engaging? How do you interact with customers? Are your branding and visual design top of the pack?

Applications Open Fall 2023


Humanitarian of The Year 

The VISION Humanitarian Award was established in 2012 to recognize outstanding contributions in the community. The recipient of the award is recognized annually and given an award at the VISION Celebration of Independents Awards Dinner on Saturday evening.  What is a humanitarian? A humanitarian endeavors to improve the human condition by saving lives, improving the quality of life, and alleviating suffering, while supporting and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need.

Applications Open Fall 2023


EDUCATOR of The Year 

VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo launched the Educator Think Tank Program with the goal of bringing together Automotive Technology educators in a learning-driven and exciting environment to brainstorm, collaborate, and learn. With the success of the program comes a desire to recognize these educators that have dedicated their careers to the Automotive Technology Industry and that teach and empower the future of the industry. This honor will be awarded to an individual whose commitment to their program and students sets them apart. They will have demonstrated innovative and successful teaching methods and a drive to continually adapt and move forward in their teaching field.  The Educator of the Year will be announced at the VISION Celebration of Independents Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, March 2nd. 

Applications Open Fall 2023


Facility of the year

Does YOUR shop have what it takes to be the Facility of the Year?  See the eligibility requirements.

Applications Open Fall 2023



Management & technical scholarships


VISION has several technical and management scholarships available that cover fees to attend VISION, including the Harvey Chan Memorial Scholarship and the Tim Cummings Memorial Scholarship. This year we are accepting applications using one form and the awards committee members will determine recipients from all the applications received.

Applications Open Fall 2023