The Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. (ARFI) governs all scholarships and bursaries (e.g. Bob Clarke Scholarship and BC Auto Recyclers Bursary) awarded through the Foundation. Governance is independent of any outside interest and remains solely in accordance with the Foundation’s articles of incorporation.

COVID-19 UPDATE
May 20, 2020 – It is with deep regret that we must announce that we are unable to offer our full slate of scholarships and bursaries for 2020. This decision was made in light of the interruption COVID-19 has caused to the 2020 school year, our fundraising events and a number of other important logistics. The affected scholarships and bursaries are noted below.

The following awards are currently offered:

Bob Clarke Memorial Scholarship – CANCELED FOR 2020
$2,000 (quantity 1)
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BC Auto Recyclers Bursary – CANCELED FOR 2020
$2,000 (quantity 2)
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Automotive Trades Development Scholarship – CANCELED FOR 2020
$2,000 (quantity 2)
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Apprenticeship Scholarship – 2nd year applicants:
$2,000 (quantity 1)
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Apprenticeship Scholarship – 3rd year applicants:
$2,000 (quantity 1)
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Ed Coates Automotive Red Seal Trade Scholarship:
$5,000 (quantity 1)
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William (Willie) Freeburn Automotive Glass Technician Scholarship – CANCELED FOR 2020
$500 (quantity 2)
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Training, Education & Career Advancement Bursary – CANCELED FOR 2020
$2,000 (quantity 1)
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General Guidelines

  1. The ARFI Board determines the adjudication and awarding of the scholarships and bursaries.
  2. General guidelines for the awards are based on the language approved within the AFRI’s articles of incorporation.
  3. Children and/or dependents of board members are not eligible to apply.
  4. Each individual may only receive a maximum of one award per year (ARFI Board reserves the right to award beyond this).
  5. Award recipients may be requested for a brief interview that may be recorded and published.

Please refer to the individual award guidelines for the specific details and criteria.