Scholarship Committee

Mission Statement

SEMA is dedicated to preparing the next generation of the automotive workforce for today’s competitive marketplace by helping to pay the tuition for students attending various universities, colleges, and/or vocational schools in the United States. The Association accomplishes this through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.

To provide these academic scholarships, The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund committee oversees fundraising activities which, since 1984, have yielded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to more than 600 students exhibiting a passion for cars and trucks. Read more...


  • Posted on:
    Mar 10 2014

    Students at Ohio Technical College (OTC) may be able to win a scholarship for a one-year tuition, valued at up to $29,400. The scholarship is part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), which encourages and supports those pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.

  • Posted on:
    Mar 06 2014

    SEMA will host a webinar detailing the product development process, titled “10 Ways to Better Product Development.” This webinar will share recommendations on improving the product development process from beginning to end.

  • Posted on:
    Nov 14 2013

    Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000.

  • Posted on:
    Aug 09 2013

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $137,000 to 52 individuals. The awards include 39 SEMA scholarships which are presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to Ohio Technical College.

  • Posted on:
    Jul 25 2013

    The SEMA Education Institute (SEI) will host a webinar on August 1, 2013 to provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act, including recent changes to key deadlines for its implementation.