HOW WE CAN HELP:
The Collision Repair Education Foundation has been a leader in supporting thousands of collision repair schools and students across the United States awarding over $9.1 million in scholarships and grants since 2009. Giving eligible students & schools the support needed to drive our industry and its future forward.
With collision repair being a 180 billion-dollar industry, CREF works with industry partners like repair shops, educators, manufacturers, insurers, suppliers, and other support businesses and organizations to provide support.
There is no better time than now to consider a career in collision repair and a collision scholarship can help pave the way for your future with a wealth of opportunity in an industry that rewards hard work and dedication with ever-changing technology & innovation.
Email Scholarships@ed-foundation.org with questions.
OUR SCHOLARSHIP PARTNERS
All applicants must be high school seniors or post-secondary students currently enrolled (at the time of application) in a collision repair program and must have been studying collision repair for at least one semester prior to applying for the awards. Students will be considered for all scholarships/tool grants that they are eligible for based on the individual eligibility factors of each award. These eligibility factors can include gender, school attending, year in school, future plans, outside activities, and/or financial need.
The collision instructor must complete the Collision Repair School Solutions Survey in order for his/her students to be eligible for any of the scholarship/tool grant opportunities.
3M “Hire Our Heroes” Scholarships and Tool Grants for Returning Veterans and their Families
3M is offering special opportunities for deserving collision repair students that are currently serving or have recently served in the military. Special awards will also be available for current collision repair students that have immediate family members who are currently serving or have recently served in the military.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
- A post-secondary student who is studying collision repair and is currently serving or has recently served in the military.
- A high school senior or a post-secondary student who is studying collision repair and has an immediate family member currently serving or has served in the military.
AWARD: Awards will be determined by financial need, future plans, and past academic achievements of the student.