Industry Scholarships


Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Dr. Bernard J. Schroer Scholarship


AAMA Dr. Bernard J. Schroer Scholarship, facilitated through the Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing (CARCAM), support individuals pursuing a career/technical education certificate or associate degree in the Alabama College System in preparation for a career in the automotive manufacturing industry.


  • Alabama Resident
  • High school graduate or GED recipient
  • Planning to pursue an automotive manufacturing career in Alabama
  • Applicant must have a declared major in one of the following programs:

                   Automotive Manufacturing Technology

                   Automated Manufacturing

                   Computer Numerical Control

                   Engineering Technology

                   Industrial Electronics Technology

                   Industrial Maintenance Technology

                   Injection Molding

                   Machine Shop Technology

                   Machine Tool Technology

                   Manufacturing Technology

                   Mechanical Design Technology


                   Welding Technology


  • Applicant must have completed one semester at a CARCAM College and be enrolled in the second semester to apply;

          Any scholarship award is contingent upon successful completion of the second college semester.

  • Applicant must have a desire to work in Alabama’s automotive manufacturing industry.
  • Applicant must have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Award recipient must attend the AAMA summer quarterly meeting to be recognized


  • A maximum of 12 scholarships at $750 per semester for two (2) semesters may be awarded per academic year.
  • A maximum of three (3) scholarships may be awarded annually to any one CARCAM college.




Your application will NOT be renewed automatically


Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC Work Study Program

The HMA Work Study Program is for students currently attending Gadsden State Community College, Central Alabama Community College, and Jefferson State Community College. For more information, please fill out the application and return it to your instructor. 


Gadsden State Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Association offers scholarships to provide tuition assistance to qualified Gadsden State students.  The Association is offering two $1,000 scholarships that may be applied toward tuition, fees, and books for the 2017 - 2018 academic terms at Gadsden State.  The application deadline is March 8, 2017Applications must be postmarked by March 8, 2017.  The scholarship will be awarded during the Spring 2017 Gadsden State Honors Day Programs in April.  



Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

1.      U.S. citizen or resident alien

2.      Gadsden State overall GPA, 2.5 minimum

3.      Current enrollment at Gadsden State

4.      Will have completed 24 credit hours prior to the scholarship terms awarded

5.      Résumé (education & honors, employment, memberships & leadership positions, extracurricular activities, and volunteerism)

6.      Career Goals

7.      Preference shall be given to students who are Association members and/or have family who are Association members




Gadsden State Community College

Melissa Davis, Inzer Hall

Attn: Alumni Scholarships

P. O. Box 227

Gadsden, AL  35902-0227      Questions? 256-549-8383 or




Jacksonville State University Presidential Transfer Scholarship

The Presidential Transfer covers 12 hours in-state tuition for Fall and Spring semesters.  It is renewable dependent on GPA.  The approximate value is $14,000. The Presidential Transfer Scholarship may not be combined with other institution-provided scholarships. 

· Students with 3.50 or higher GPA who are admitted to JSU,

· have not previously attended JSU full-time,

· and who plan to graduate May or August 2017 are invited to

· apply by March 1st directly to JSU for the Presidential scholarship.

Please go to for more information on the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and a complete listing of all JSU Scholarships.



The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to an accredited two-year technical/career program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program in preparation for or in furtherance of a career in the automotive industry. SAWF has provided scholarships totaling over $168,000 in increments ranging from $500 to $5,000. 

The following eligibility requirements are currently utilized for all SAWF scholarships: 

  • Female high school senior or graduate; Applicants may submit applications before graduating from high school or receiving a GED.
  • Enrolled or enrolling in a college or university in any of the following Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas or West Virginia
  • Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited higher education institution
  • Minimum GPA requirements: cumulative: 2.5 and major 3.0 (must be maintained)
  • Full-time or part-time (at least 6 hours per semester) enrollment in at least 2 consecutive academic terms
  • Degree being pursued in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or an automotive field.
  • Applications must be sent by mail, postmarked prior to the deadline date

 Individuals may submit applications before graduating from high school or receiving a GED.

We will be awarding scholarships for the 2017 Fall semester.  The deadline to submit your application for consideration is June 1, 2017.

A full list of requirements can be found HERE

The scholarship application can be found HERE


 Mercedes-Benz US International Scholarship Program

 The Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Scholarship Program has been established by Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) to assist Alabama high school seniors and dependent children of MBUSI Team Members who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for fulltime study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.

 Mercedes-Benz US International Scholarship Application




CARCAM Mission: 

CARCAM responds to rapid advanced manufacturing sector growth by establishing and implementing innovative methods to develop a highly-skilled, diverse technical workforce and provide state-of-the-art professional development.

Who Are We?

The CARCAM consortium is one of 42 regional National Science Foundation ATE Center’s. We are educating today’s workforce in cutting–edge technology. Our curriculum is specifically designed and developed with input from business and industry and implemented in today’s highly advanced technical manufacturing industry. 


With the skills learned at CARCAM colleges, Students are ready for today's top manufacturing technology careers.



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