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Automotive Womens Alliance Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: To advance and empower women in the automotive industry.

Programs: In 2016, awaf provided 24 scholarships to young women to pursue their higher education degree.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is so rewarding to be a part of this non-profit with dedicated volunteers! We continue cultivating, motivating, and mentoring females of all ages and places in their lives pursuing education and careers in the automotive and related industries. In 2020, amid the pandemic, awarded $37,500 in scholarships. Our total scholarships as of Dec 2021 is 194 recipients = $484,500!!! And we have three past scholarship recipients on our board of directors. Awafoundation.org

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Rating: 5

Since our beginning in 2001 and as of the end of 2017, we awarded scholarships totaling $380,000 to 153 women. Join a dynamic group of automotive professionals who work for automobile manufacturers, tier suppliers, dealerships and more. We are dedicated to enhancing the automotive industry through the advancement and empowerment of women. Your participation and dues support critical operations and our flagship AWAF Scholarship program. Leverage your membership for career and personal growth by participating in events that support AWAF’s mission to advance and empower women in the automotive industry! Support progress by participating in our fundraising efforts to help educate, mentor, and create the industry’s women of tomorrow…today. Absorb and apply state-of-the art knowledge and information with an exciting variety of executive and influential guest speakers. As an active professional non-profit foundation, AWAF strives to motivate current and future students studying an automotive related field.
Scholarships are selected by the Scholarship Committee and awarded quarterly to the women that solicit passion and drive for the automotive industry. It is our hope that with these scholarships, we can lessen the burden on students and allow them to focus on gaining knowledge and development in automotive related fields and thus enhance their potential career path and the future of the industry.

Scholarships are awarded to female, North American citizens, with a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive and its related industries. While AWAF members and family members are encouraged to apply for scholarships, we encourage applicants who are not affiliated with the organization to apply as well. Please visit our website for scholarship application criteria at www.awafoundation.org or click on the link at GreatNonProfits learn more about our foundation.