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Scholarships aid students and prospective students in automotive trades training.


Bursaries assist people already employed in an automotive-related occupation.


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 »

Recent News

2020 Application Deadline Extended

In light of difficulties caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for ARFI scholarship applications has been extended to July 31, 2020. ...
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Adesa Auction Raises $17,200 for ARFI

Courtesy Automotive Retailers Association The 2019 Automotive Retailers Association AGM was one of the best ever and of the many highlights, the a...
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WCR Raises $5,750 for ARFI

“When we were thinking of doing a charity auction, I couldn’t think of a better cause,” said Cody Darby of Western Canada Remarketing Inc. (WCR). “To...
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Recent award recipients

  • 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.”

    Christian Soper

  • 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.”

    Ashley Harvey

  • 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.”

    Brayden Hollsworth

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