Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our education system and other factors beyond our control, the Automotive Retailers Foundations is only able to offer a limited number of scholarships for 2020. We are very disappointed, but this decision was inevitable. However, the deadline for applications for remaining scholarships has been extended to July 31. The application forms for affected awards (but not all) have been temporarily deactivated. Read more »
The ARFI BoardThe ARFI Board Members are all volunteers who give of their own time and expertise. They work together to help people wishing to enter the automotive industry develop the skills to get their first job, start or continue a career, and support their families in the future.
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Recent award recipientsHere are some of the most recent recipients of ARFI scholarships and bursaries.
Ed Coates memorial Scholarship ($5000) Recipient, 2019
“Mechanics have to be stronger in the electrical field and in tune with software to be able to fix today’s cars, but I think it is definitely improving our cars. This scholarship helps a lot with tools, schooling and books.”
Automotive Apprentice Level 3 ($2000) Scholarship Recipient, 2019
“I love cars. My future goal is to become the best auto body technician that I can be. There’s always new cars coming out with new technology, and there’s always something new and exciting. I just love it! [This award] means that there are people out there willing to say, yay, you can do it. It will help me financially.”
Training, Education and Advancement Bursary ($2000) Recipient, 2019
“My goal is to, hopefully, own my own shop some day. This award means that I’m doing really well with my carer, and hopefully it keeps going that way.”