High School Senior Scholarship Program

2016 Scholarship Competition Winners Announced

From Left to Right: Chris Rust, Service Director, Audi Volkswagen of Reading // Stephen Kelly, Owner, Kelly Chevrolet // Kevin Mazzucola // Rob McKee, Service Manager, Stillman Volvo // Thomas Lathbury, Service and Parts Director, Mercedes Benz of Wilmington // Don VanDemark, Vice president/COO, Automotive Training Center Sitting front row, left to right: Kimberly Ewing- Executive Director of Admissions, Automotive Training Center // Tammy Hiscox- Executive Vice President, Automotive Training Center // Steve Hiscox- President/CEO, Automotive Training Center

EXTON CAMPUS – from Left to Right:
Chris Rust, Service Director, Audi Volkswagen of Reading // Stephen Kelly, Owner, Kelly Chevrolet // Kevin Mazzucola // Rob McKee, Service Manager, Stillman Volvo // Thomas Lathbury, Service and Parts Director, Mercedes Benz of Wilmington // Don VanDemark, Vice president/COO, Automotive Training Center
Sitting front row, left to right: Kimberly Ewing, Executive Director of Admissions, Automotive Training Center // Tammy Hiscox, Executive Vice President, Automotive Training Center // Steve Hiscox, President/CEO, Automotive Training Center

Automotive Training Center is always looking for tomorrow’s brightest technicians. And every year from October through April, ATC conducts an annual High School Senior Scholarship Program.

If you’re an active high school senior, you’re eligible to participate in the program. Ideal candidates show a high level of aptitude and a desire to succeed in the fields of automotive, hi-performance, diesel, collision repair, or marine service technology.

Each year, ATC awards over $200,000 in institutional/tuition scholarships to those who are eligible. Watch our informational video to learn more about the ATC scholarship program.

From Left to Right: Walt Huber- Fixed Operations Director, Faulkner Organization, Eric Stamps- Dealer Principal, Colonial Volkswagen/Subaru, Kimberly Ewing- Executive Director of Admissions, Automotive Training Center, Mary Lynn Alvarino- Director of Operations, Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, Beth Beans Gilbert- Vice President, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, Luke Bergey- Dealer Principal, Bergey’s Ford and Don VanDemark- Vice President/COO, Automotive Training Center.

WARMINSTER CAMPUS – from Left to Right:
Walt Huber, Fixed Operations Director, Faulkner Organization // Eric Stamps, Dealer Principal, Colonial Volkswagen/Subaru // Kimberly Ewing, Executive Director of Admissions, Automotive Training Center // Mary Lynn Alvarino, Director of Operations, Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia // Beth Beans Gilbert, Vice President, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships // Luke Bergey, Dealer Principal, Bergey’s Ford // Don VanDemark, Vice President/COO, Automotive Training Center.

Scholarship recipients may enroll in any of ATC’s full-time (day) Automotive, Collision Repair, Diesel, Hi-Performance, or Marine Service technology programs listed in the school catalog. The scholarship value will vary depending on the tuition rates in effect when the scholarship is awarded.

Initial judging of scholarship participants is based on the results of a written test. A distinct group of high achievers will be invited back to the campus to compete as finalists. An independent scholarship committee will then interview each finalist and determine the final scholarship recipients.

The value and number of scholarships for the ATC High School Scholarship Program for each campus are as follows:

  • 100% tuition – two per year
  • 50% tuition – one per year
  • 25% tuition – two per year

In addition to the ATC High School Scholarship Program, the school contributes many scholarships to other organizations that work with high school seniors. Each organization sets its own standards for awarding the scholarships; ATC has no input regarding who receives the scholarships.

The organizations that are beneficiaries of ATC scholarships are as follows:

  • Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP)
  • Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA)
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Automobile Dealers Association (GLVADA)
  • New Jersey Cooperative Education Association (NJCEA)
  • New Jersey Marine Trades Association (MTA/NJ)
  • SkillsUSA PA Council, District 2, 4, 5 & 11 Championships
  • SkillsUSA (PA, NJ, DE) Council, State Championships
  • Imagine America Foundation (IAF)

Students selected to receive more than one ATC-sponsored scholarship may only redeem the scholarship with the highest value. Scholarships can’t be combined with any other ATC scholarship and have no cash redemption value. Recipients are responsible for textbooks and other costs associated with enrollment. Please consult ATC’s school director for additional policies and procedures regarding scholarships.