Bursary Description

The BC Auto Recyclers bursaries were developed to aid low-income individuals ($40,000 or less combined family income) enrolled in a post-secondary automotive repair and service training program. Selected candidates receive a $2,000 bursary. While all students enrolled in an automotive related program are encouraged to apply, priority is given to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Application Deadline: June 30

Applications and all requested supporting documents must be received by June 30.

Eligibility

  • To qualify, applicants must either be a graduating high school senior or have graduated from high school within the past two years.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited automotive program, college-level program, or university in British Columbia.
  • Students must be enrolled for the year of the scholarship for which they are applying.
  • Priority is given to those pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket.
  • Applicants expressing an interest in automotive recycling are given special consideration when applying for bursaries awarded under the BC Auto Recyclers program(s).
  • Children or dependents of ARFI board members are not eligible to apply.• Each individual may only receive a maximum of one award per year (ARFI Board reserves the right to award beyond this).
  • Applicants expressing an interest in automotive recycling are given special consideration when applying for bursaries awarded under the BC Auto Recyclers program(s).
  • Children or dependents of ARFI board members are not eligible to apply.

Applicants are asked to provide the following:

  • A statement by the applicant stating his/her long-term automotive goals. This should briefly outline why they believe they should be considered for this scholarship. It may include a summary of past school and work experience.
  • If you are still attending high school, or have graduated but not yet entered your post-secondary program, you must submit a high school transcript.
  • If you are attending a post-secondary program, you must submit a copy of your current school transcript with official school seal.
  • Letter of recommendation (from a non-family member; preferably an employer, teacher, or someone other than a family friend).
  • Statement of combined family income being at or below the maximum level stated for the current year of application for bursary ($40,000 or less combined family income).

Awarded Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded annually within British Columbia to qualified students enrolled in an automotive program in the British Columbia region. Consideration is given to awarding students throughout the province. Bursaries awarded under the Recycling Bursary programs give special consideration to students expressing an interest in automotive recycling.

The recipient may be may be requested to participate in a brief interview that may be recorded and published. The recipient may also be invited to appear in a video acknowledging the award.

The recipient will be requested to provide a recent photograph for use in promotional material.

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decisions. Awards are applicable to the academic year commencing in September of the year of application and awarding.

Administration

The administration of the scholarship program is carried out by the ARFI, under the direction of the ARFI Board Chair.

Application Requirements Checklist

IMPORTANT!
You MUST have the following ready to submit with your application:

(See “Eligibility” above)

  • A statement by the applicant outlining his/her long-term automotive goals.
  • High school or post-secondary transcript. This document is to be uploaded in PDF, JPG or Word format. The application form includes a file uploader for this.
  • Letter of recommendation from a non-family member; preferably an employer, teacher, or someone other than a family friend. This document is to be uploaded in PDF, JPG or Word format. The application form includes a file uploader for this.
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s instructor. This document is to be uploaded in PDF, JPG or Word format. The application form includes a file uploader for this.
  • Statement of income as described in “eligibility” above.

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