MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Seventy scholarships are available to residents interested in attending one of Alabama’s community colleges to train for careers in the state’s automotive manufacturing industry. The scholarships are the result of a partnership between the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS).
Funding is available to award a total of 70, $4,000 scholarships to students who are enrolled in a program at an Alabama community college that is associated with automotive manufacturing careers. Interested high school seniors, residents interested in attending college, and current college students with at least a 2.5 GPA can learn more information and apply directly through the website, www.dreamitdoitalabama.com/aama/. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
Students who are awarded the scholarship may use the funds for their spring, summer, or fall 2024 tuition, books, and fees associated with the approved program of study. A full submission for the scholarship requires the following: a completed application; completion of a new orientation course to the automotive industry and AAMA scholarship; one signed reference letter; an unofficial college or high school transcript; a resume; an essay; and a headshot photo.
Programs in which applicants can use the scholarship include the following: Mechatronics; Automated Manufacturing Technology; Industrial Electronics Technology; Industrial Maintenance Technology; Manufacturing Technology; Machining/Machine Tool/CNC; Automotive Service Technology; and Engineering Technology.
For more information or help with applying, call 1-855-206-2671.
Alabama’s community and technical colleges were merged into one system May 3, 1963, when legislators laid the groundwork for a unified system of institutions to focus on accessible training in “arts and sciences and in useful skills and trades” for current and future labor needs. Sixty years have passed, but that important cause remains the singular purpose of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). With 24 community and technical colleges in more than 130 locations and an economic impact of $6.6 billion, the ACCS is Alabama’s gateway to first-class, affordable education and technical training to compete in a constantly evolving workforce. More than 155,000 Alabamians benefit from the various certification, credential, dual enrollment and degree programs ACCS offers alongside leading industry partners. The System includes the Alabama Technology Network, which provides extensive training and service offerings directly to business and industry. ACCS is governed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.