ABC Auto Parts announces new scholarships for East Texas students

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - This spring, ABC Auto Parts is awarding two $5,000 scholarships to qualified graduating East Texas high school seniors to pursue their dreams of a career in the automotive industry.

Qualifying students must fulfill all application requirements, meet eligibility elements, and plan to attend a technical or postsecondary vocational school, college, or university with the goal of pursuing an automotive career in any of the following fields:

- Automotive Technology

- Automotive Marketing & Management

- Automotive Engineering

- Automotive Restoration

- Automotive Design

- Eligibility Requirements

No purchase necessary. No eligible applicant will be denied the scholarship because of race, sex, color, or ethnic origin. Children or family members of ABC Auto Parts employees are ineligible to participate in the scholarship program.


- One application per student

- U.S. Citizen

- Graduating high school senior or other corresponding secondary school

- Signed promotional/photo release form by parent/guardian and student

- Fully complete an official application form available online at or pick up an application packet at any ABC Auto Parts location

- Submit a 500-word Essay: "My Plan to Impact The Automotive Aftermarket Industry"

- One teacher/community leader recommendation letter

- Planned graduation date

- Mail application by deadline

Application requirements must be met and all applications must be postmarked no later than April 2, 2018.

Resident or attendee of a high school located in one of the following counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood. In Louisiana, students must be a resident or attendee of a high school located in Caddo or Bossier Parish.


All entries must be mailed to ABC Auto Scholarship, C/O Encore Multimedia, P.O. Box 3812, Longview, Texas, 75606, and all applications must be postmarked no later than April 2, 2018. The scholarship selection committee will be made up of a panel of independent judges, determined by ABC Auto Parts, who have no personal ties to the applicants. Winners will be contacted directly and announced via social media and other media channels.

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