The NACAT Education Foundation is pleased to work with industry partners to provide educator awards and student scholarships. Our program is growing and we hope to be able to help many more individuals in the future.
We have the following offerings for 2017 (click scholarship or award titles for additional information and how to apply).
Larry Cotten Memorial Scholarship: In its fifth year in 2017, this $1500 STUDENT scholarship is awarded to a student training to become a collision repair technician.
Mitchell1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship: This annual scholarship is offered through the NACAT Education Foundation and is presented at the annual NACAT Conference and Awards Dinner. The scholarship recognizes one high school senior for outstanding achievement in automotive technology / auto shop repair scholastics. The winning student receives a $2,500 scholarship, a check for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for the winner and a guest to attend the NACAT conference.
NACAT Education Foundation New Automotive Teacher Award: An award presented annually to support attendance at a NACAT Conference in the US or Canada for a New Automotive Teacher (within the first five years of teaching). The award will provide NACAT Conference registration fees and $1000 toward travel, lodging, and other expenses incurred in attendance.
Cengage Learning Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award: The annual Jack Erjavec Instructor Award was presented for the first time in June 2007 to foster the professional development of promising new automotive technology instructors. In order to open the scholarship up to more instructors, the Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award will be granted to the instructor who demonstrates the most innovative and effective use of technology in the classroom. Sponsored by Cengage Learning, and administered by NACAT, the $2500 annual award provides funding to allow one instructor each year to attend the summer NACAT conference and other training events.
SEMA-NACAT Education Foundation SEMA Show Award: Information for 2017 will be released soon!