CAWA has opened applications for the Motorcar Parts of America-Selwyn Joffe Awards, scholarships designed to provide financial aid to high school teachers in California, Nevada and Arizona, specifically targeting those who contribute to automotive programs.
"CAWA is proud to assist automotive high school teachers, in part, to assure their programs remain viable and well-resourced for the benefit of their students and our industry," said Rodney Pierini, president and CEO of CAWA.
The initiative recognizes the challenges faced by automotive teachers, including the personal financial burdens many bear to maintain program quality and the necessity of certifications to uphold their teaching and program statuses.
The scholarships aim to alleviate some of these pressures by providing not only financial support but also access to essential automotive products, tools and resources through CAWA's extensive network. This support is intended to enhance the quality and relevance of automotive education, ensuring students receive up-to-date and comprehensive training to prepare them for careers in the industry.
Interested teachers are encouraged to apply for the scholarship by completing an application form available here. The deadline is May 31.