MOBILE, Ala., January 2, 2024 - Three Bishop State students have earned the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Scholarship for 2024!

Congratulations to for following students for earning the scholarship worth $4,000!

  • Dominque Bernard, Machine Tool Program
  • Caleb Switzer, FAME on the Coast
  • Alexander Tucker, CER Automotive Technology Program

Seventy scholarships have been issued to residents interested in attending one of Alabama’s community colleges to train for careers in the state’s automotive manufacturing industry. The scholarships are the result of a partnership between the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS).

Funding was provided to award a total of 70, $4,000 scholarships to students who are enrolled in a program at an Alabama community college that is associated with automotive manufacturing careers. High school seniors, residents interested in attending college, and current college students with at least a 2.5 GPA were eligible to apply for the scholarship. The deadline to apply was Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

Students who have been awarded the scholarship may use the funds for their spring, summer, or fall 2024 tuition, books, and fees associated with the approved program of study. A full submission for the scholarship required the following: a completed application; completion of a new orientation course to the automotive industry and AAMA scholarship; one signed reference letter; an unofficial college or high school transcript; a resume; an essay; and a headshot photo.

Programs in which applicants can use the scholarship at Bishop State include the following:

  • Mechatronics; Automated Manufacturing Technology
  • Industrial Electronics Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Machining/Machine Tool/CNC
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Engineering Technology

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