Jefferson State Community College: Scholarships Available to Fund Manufacturing Career Paths


October 14, 2021

Scholarships available to fund high school and college students’ path to careers in automotive manufacturing

Current high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in Alabama’s multi-billion dollar auto industry have two weeks to apply for a scholarship to use at one of Alabama’s community colleges.

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) offer scholarships, as well as mentors, to students seeking a technical education certificate or associate’s degree in the industry of automobile manufacturing. The deadline to apply is October 29.

Funding is available to award scholarships of $ 3,600 to students enrolled in an Alabama community college program associated with careers in automotive manufacturing.

Students who receive the scholarship can use the funds for their 2022 spring, summer, or fall tuition, books, and fees associated with the approved study program.

Applicants must use the scholarship for an automotive related program including the following: automotive manufacturing technology; Automobile manufacturing; Automotive maintenance technician; Computer numerical control; Engineering technology; Industrial electronics technology; Industrial maintenance technology; Injection molding; Logistics; Machine Shop / Tool Technology; Manufacturing technology; Mechanical design technology; mechatronics; or welding technology.

Interested students with at least a 2.5 GPA can find out more and apply directly through the website,

A complete submission for the scholarship requires the following: a completed application; a CV; an essay of no more than 500 words on the student’s reasons for wanting to work in the Alabama auto industry; a signed letter of reference; an unofficial college or high school transcript; and a head shot.

This press release was produced by Jefferson State Community College. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.


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