SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul L.L.C., through its Garage Gurus national training platform, will award $30,000 in scholarships to prospective automotive technicians as part of the company's "Tech First" initiative.
For the fourth consecutive year, Federal-Mogul Motorparts will award a dozen $2,500 Garage Gurus Automotive Technician Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.
Eligible students must be accepted or 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 being accepted and are available at fmmotorparts.com/garage-gurus. All materials must be submitted by April 30, 2018; winners will be announced May 15.
In addition to the application, students also are required to submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members, as well as a typed essay or video indicating "Why I Want to Be a Top Technician." All applications and related materials will be reviewed by Federal-Mogul Motorparts employees and its team of ASE Master-certified technicians.
"Once again, Federal-Mogul Motorparts is taking the lead in encouraging current and future technicians to continue their studies and training to become experts in their fields, as we strive to address technician shortages in the industry," said Brent Berman, director of training and consumer experience, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
"Through our support of local vocational and technical school students, we want to assist them in gaining the complex technical knowledge necessary to work on today's vehicles and to build successful careers within the automotive repair business."