VISION Awards & Scholarships

Look no further for your information page that has everything you need to know about MWACA, TTEF and VISION Awards & Scholarhsips for 2023.  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, Awards recipients are announced during our Celebration of Independents Dinner, this year to be held on March 4, 2023.  Is your shop interested in applying for one of the annual VISION awards?  Look no further!  Our awards applications are now open!  Application deadlines are listed below. To be eligible, all applicants must be registered to attend VISION 2023.  The MWACA Student Scholarships are due on December 4, 2022. For a full list of our 2023 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 to 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.


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 Best Website 2023 award!


Best Social Media Enagement (NEW!)

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


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 through saving lives, improving the quality of life, and alleviating suffering, while supporting and contributing to the basic human dignity of those in need.


EDUCATOR of The Year 

VISION HiTech 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 4th. 


Facility of the year

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



Management & technical scholarships

Deadline: january 13, 2023

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.