MWACA Student Scholarships

MWACA is proud to support students pursuing a career in the automotive service industry. With the help of MWACA TTEF donors, MWACA has awarded at least four $1,000 scholarships each year to assist students with tuition and expenses. Scholarship recipients not only receive $1,000 in scholarship funds, they are also awarded a weekend training pass to the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo event. At VISION, recipients will attend professional-level technical training that will enrich their educational pursuits. During VISION's Saturday evening Awards Dinner, scholarship recipients and their instructors are recognized on stage for their accomplishments.

Student Scholarship Application Process

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Applications for 2020 MWACA Student Scholarships are closed.  Please check back in Fall 2020 for more information on the 2021 scholarship applications.  

  1.  Applicant must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in high school and, if currently enrolled in college or votech, must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  2. Must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of an automotive technology program at an accredited college or vocational school in the Midwest; OR be a high school senior currently enrolled in a votech automotive program with a plan to register and attend a college automotive technology program in the summer or fall of 2020 in one of the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, or Oklahoma.  Prior recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship as long as they continue to meet the application criteria. 
  3. Applicant must submit a copy of his/her transcript, a completed School Reference Form, and this completed application to the MWACA offices.  Faxed applications will not be accepted.
  4. Notification of the scholarship award is not final until applicant receives an official letter from the scholarship committee. Scholarships are presented during an Awards Dinner held at the VISION HiTech Training & Expo on March 6, 2021.   (

1.  Prepare your supporting material

Before starting the application, we recommend you first prepare supporting material to have sent in or uploaded with your online application.  If you do not have all of your supporting materials when initially completing your application, there's no need to panic!  You can return to Step Three to upload your documents at a later time (but prior to the December 1st deadline).  Your scholarship application requires the following:

  • online application
  • an official school transcript
  • instructor our counselor reference letter 
  • your headshot photo

2.  Submit YOUR scholarship application

Applications for 2020 are now closed.  Please check back in the fall of 2020 for additional information on 2021 scholarships.

3.  Submit additional Supporting materials

If you have not already done so, please have your transcripts and/or reference forms either uploaded (see link below) or mailed (sent to Midwest Auto Care Alliance Office (MWACA, 5950 N Oak Trafficway, Suite 201, Gladstone, MO 64118). 

Scholarships provided and sponsored through MWACA's Technicians of Tomorrow Educational Foundation.  

The Technicians of Tomorrow Education Foundation (TTEF) was created to fund these annual scholarships. TTEF is a 501C(3) charitable foundation, so all donations are tax deductible. As the program continues to grow there still remains a need for continued giving. Please complete the attached form to contribute to the future of our industry.