Garage Gurus, the industry-leading training and support platform from Tenneco‘s DRiV group, has announced that its Automotive Technician Scholarship Programme will return for 2023. Now in its ninth year, the Gurus will again award up to US$30,000 in scholarships to future automotive technicians who are accepted 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 US$2,500 Garage Gurus Automotive Technician Scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year. All materials must be submitted by May 31, 2023; winners will be announced on or about July 1, 2023.
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 I Want to Be a Top Technician.” (Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, in the United States 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,” said Dennis Sheran, Executive Director, Garage Gurus. “Through this annual program, as well as our online and onsite 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.”