$2 MILLION to give away!!

Ford Auto Tech Scholarship 2024

Ford Philanthropy and Ford Dealers have teamed up to welcome the next generation of auto technicians by awarding $5,000 tuition scholarships to students pursuing careers in auto, diesel or, auto/diesel technology. This need-based scholarship is applied to a student’s school tuition account and may be used for all cost of attendance, including tuition, tools, living expenses and transportation.

How to Apply

Don't skip these steps!

The entire application process should take 20 min max.

1. Create your profile in TechForce.

2. Once inside, pick your post-secondary tech school or, if not on the list, select Other.

3. To apply, first complete the General Application, and next, complete the Apply To the Ford Philanthropy AutoTech Scholarship questions.


Any individual (high school graduates, career-changing adults, veterans, reskill, etc.) pursuing a degree or certificate in automotive technology (including diesel) in the greater areas listed on the right and shown in the map below. Students must demonstrate financial need to apply.

See the full list of schools:

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Albany Technical CollegeGeorgia
Athens Technical CollegeGeorgia
Atlanta Technical CollegeGeorgia
Augusta Technical CollegeGeorgia
Bevill State Community CollegeAlabama
Calhoun Community CollegeAlabama
Central Georgia Technical CollegeGeorgia
Chattahoochee Technical College – Appalachian CampusGeorgia
Chattahoochee Technical College – Marietta CampusGeorgia
Coastal Pines Technical CollegeGeorgia
Columbus Technical CollegeGeorgia
Gadsden State Community CollegeAlabama
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – FloydGeorgia
Georgia Northwestern Technical College – WalkerGeorgia
Georgia Piedmont Technical CollegeGeorgia
Gwinnett Technical CollegeGeorgia
JF Drake State Community CollegeAlabama
Lanier Technical CollegeGeorgia
Lawson State Community CollegeAlabama
Lincoln Tech – East PointGeorgia
Lurleen B. Wallace Community CollegeAlabama
North Georgia Technical CollegeGeorgia
Northwest-Shoals Community CollegeAlabama
Oconee Fall Line Technical CollegeGeorgia
Ogeechee Technical CollegeGeorgia
Savannah Technical CollegeGeorgia
Shelton State Community CollegeAlabama
South Georgia Technical CollegeGeorgia
Southeastern Technical CollegeGeorgia
Southern Crescent Technical College – Flint RiverGeorgia
Southern Crescent Technical College – GriffinGeorgia
Southern Crescent Technical College – Henry SiteGeorgia
Southern Regional Technical College – MoultrieGeorgia
Southern Regional Technical College – ThomasvilleGeorgia
Southern Union State Community CollegeAlabama
TCAT – AthensTennessee
TCAT – Chattanooga – Chattanooga StateTennessee
TCAT – CrossvilleTennessee
TCAT – HarrimanTennessee
TCAT – JacksboroTennessee
TCAT – KnoxvilleTennessee
TCAT – MorristownTennessee
TCAT – OneidaTennessee
Trenholm State Community CollegeAlabama
Tri-County Community CollegeNorth Carolina
UEI College – MorrowGeorgia
Wallace Community College – DothanAlabama
West Georgia Technical College – CECGeorgia
West Georgia Technical College – DouglasGeorgia
West Georgia Technical College – LaGrangeGeorgia
Wiregrass Technical College – Ben HillGeorgia
Wiregrass Technical College – ValdostaGeorgia


Black Hawk CollegeIllinois
College of DuPageIllinois
College of Lake CountyIllinois
Des Moines Area Community CollegeIowa
Eastern Iowa Community College – Scott Community CollegeIowa
Hawkeye Community CollegeIowa
Illinois Central College – East Peoria CampusIllinois
Ivy Tech – Lake CountyIndiana
Joliet Junior CollegeIllinois
Kankakee Community CollegeIllinois
Kirkwood Community CollegeIowa
Lincoln Land Community CollegeIllinois
Lincoln Tech – Melrose ParkIllinois
McHenry County CollegeIllinois
Moraine Valley Community CollegeIllinois
Morton Community CollegeIllinois
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeIowa
Parkland Community CollegeIllinois
Triton CollegeIllinois
UTI – LisleIllinois
Waubonsee Community CollegeIllinois
Cincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeOhio
Clark State CollegeOhio
Columbus State Community CollegeOhio
Great Oaks Career Campuses – Scarlet Oaks Career CampusOhio
Hocking Technical CollegeOhio
Ivy Tech – AndersonIndiana
Ivy Tech – BatesvilleIndiana
Ivy Tech – BloomingtonIndiana
Ivy Tech – ColumbusIndiana
Ivy Tech – FranklinIndiana
Ivy Tech – Hamilton CountyIndiana
Ivy Tech – IndianapolisIndiana
Ivy Tech – KokomoIndiana
Ivy Tech – LafayetteIndiana
Ivy Tech – LawrenceburgIndiana
Ivy Tech – LogansportIndiana
Ivy Tech – MadisonIndiana
Ivy Tech – MarionIndiana
Ivy Tech – MuncieIndiana
Ivy Tech – RichmondIndiana
Ivy Tech – SellersburgIndiana
Ivy Tech – Terre HauteIndiana
Lincoln Tech – IndianapolisIndiana
Sinclair Community CollegeOhio
University of Northwestern OhioOhio
Vincennes University Automotive TechnologyIndiana
Washington State College of OhioOhio


Cedar Valley CollegeTexas
Collin CollegeTexas
Dallas College – BrookhavenTexas
Dallas College – Eastfield CollegeTexas
Lincoln Tech – Grand PrairieTexas
Tarrant County CollegeTexas
Trinity Valley Community CollegeTexas
UTI – Dallas/Fort WorthTexas
Weatherford CollegeTexas
Henry Ford CollegeMichigan
Macomb Community CollegeMichigan
Monroe County Community CollegeMichigan
Oakland Community CollegeMichigan
The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT)Michigan
Washtenaw Community CollegeMichigan
Barton Community CollegeKansas
Butler Community CollegeKansas
Central Community CollegeNebraska
Coffeyville Community CollegeKansas
Cowley CollegeKansas
Crowder CollegeMissouri
Dodge City Community CollegeKansas
Flint Hills Community CollegeKansas
Franklin Technology CenterMissouri
Garden City Community CollegeKansas
Grand River Technical SchoolMissouri
High Plains Technology CenterOklahoma
Highland Community CollegeKansas
Hutchinson Community CollegeKansas
Indian Hills Community CollegeIowa
Iowa Central Community CollegeIowa
Iowa Western Community CollegeIowa
Johnson County Community CollegeKansas
Kansas City Kansas Community CollegeKansas
Kirksville Technical CenterMissouri
Manhattan Area Community CollegeKansas
Marshalltown Community CollegeIowa
McPherson CollegeKansas
Metropolitan Community College – MOMissouri
Metropolitan Community College – NENebraska
Mid Plains Community CollegeNebraska
Mineral Area CollegeMissouri
Neosho County Community CollegeKansas
North Central Kansas Technical College – BeloitKansas
North Iowa Community CollegeIowa
Northeast Community CollegeNebraska
Northwest Kansas Technical CollegeKansas
Northwest Technology CenterOklahoma
Ozarks Technical Community CollegeMissouri
Pittsburg State UniversityKansas
Poplar Bluff Technical Community CollegeMissouri
Pratt Community CollegeKansas
Salina Area Technical CollegeKansas
Seward County Community CollegeKansas
Southeast Community CollegeNebraska
Southern Missouri Technical InstituteMissouri
Southwestern Community CollegeIowa
State Fair CollegeMissouri
State Technical College of MissouriMissouri
Three Rivers CollegeMissouri
Washburn Technical CollegeKansas
Waynesville Career CenterMissouri
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeIowa
Arkansas State University – BeebeArkansas
Arkansas State University – Mid SouthArkansas
Arkansas State University – Mountain HomeArkansas
Arkansas State University – NewportArkansas
Arkansas Tech Career CenterArkansas
Arkansas Tech UniversityArkansas
Black River Technical CollegeArkansas
Coahoma Community CollegeMississippi
Copiah-Lincoln CommunityC ollegeMississippi
East Arkansas Community CollegeArkansas
East Central Community CollegeMississippi
East Mississippi Community CollegeMississippi
Hinds Community CollegeMississippi
Holmes Community CollegeMississippi
Hopkinsville Community CollegeKentucky
Jones County Junior CollegeMississippi
Lincoln Tech – NashvilleTennessee
Middle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee
Mississippi Delta Community CollegeMississippi
Moore Tech AutomotiveTennessee
National Park CollegeArkansas
North Arkansas CollegeArkansas
Northwest Technical InstituteArkansas
Ozarka CollegeArkansas
South Arkansas CollegeArkansas
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical CollegeKentucky
Southwest Mississippi Community CollegeMississippi
Southwest Tennessee Community CollegeTennessee
TCAT – CovingtonTennessee
TCAT – Dickson/ClarksvilleTennessee
TCAT – ElizabethtonTennessee
TCAT – HartsvilleTennessee
TCAT – HohenwaldTennessee
TCAT – JacksonTennessee
TCAT – LivingstonTennessee
TCAT – McKenzieTennessee
TCAT – McMinnvilleTennessee
TCAT – MemphisTennessee
TCAT – Murfreesboro/SmyrnaTennessee
TCAT – NashvilleTennessee
TCAT – NorthwestTennessee
TCAT – ShelbyvilleTennessee
University of Arkansas at MonticelloArkansas
University of Arkansas Community College – MorriltonArkansas
University of Arkansas CossatotArkansas
University of Arkansas Fort SmithArkansas
University of Arkansas Hope – TexarcanaArkansas
University of Arkansas Pulaski TechArkansas
West Kentucky Community & Technical CollegeKentucky
AATI – American Advanced Technicians InstituteFlorida
Atlantic Technical CollegeFlorida
Broward CollegeFlorida
D A Dorsey Educational CenterFlorida
Indian River State CollegeFlorida
Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeFlorida
Miami Dade Homestead campusFlorida
Miami Dade WestFlorida
Palm Beach State – Belle GladeFlorida
Palm Beach State – LakeworthFlorida
Robert Morgan Education CenterFlorida
Sheridan Technical CollegeFlorida
South Dade Technical CollegeFlorida
UTI – MiramarFlorida
William T McFatter Technical CollegeFlorida
Advanced Training InstituteNevada
Arizona Automotive InstituteArizona
Cochise CollegeArizona
Coconino Community CollegeArizona
College of Southern NevadaNevada
GateWay Community CollegeArizona
Glendale Community CollegeArizona
Mesa Community CollegeArizona
Northland Pioneer CollegeArizona
Pima Community CollegeArizona
Rio Salado CollegeArizona
UEI College – MesaArizona
UTI – AvondaleArizona
Yavapai CollegeArizona
Bates Technical CollegeWashington
Bellingham Technical CollegeWashington
Big Bend Community CollegeWashington
Blue Mountain Community CollegeOregon
Brigham Young University – IdahoIdaho
Central Oregon Community CollegeOregon
Centralia CollegeWashington
Chemeketa Community CollegeOregon
Clackamas Community CollegeOregon
Clark CollegeWashington
Clatsop Community CollegeOregon
Clover Park Technical CollegeWashington
College of Western IdahoIdaho
Columbia Basin CollegeWashington
Fort Peck Community CollegeMontana
Grays Harbor CollegeWashington
Green River CollegeWashington
Helena CollegeMontana
Highlands CollegeMontana
Klamath Community CollegeOregon
Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyWashington
Lane Community CollegeOregon
Lewis-Clark State CollegeIdaho
Linn-Benton Community CollegeOregon
Lower Columbia CollegeWashington
Miles Community CollegeMontana
Montana State University – NorthernMontana
Montana State University City College -BillingsMontana
Montana Technical CollegeMontana
Mt. Hood Community CollegeOregon
North Idaho CollegeIdaho
Peninsula CollegeWashington
Perry Technical InstituteWashington
Portland Community CollegeOregon
Renton Technical CollegeWashington
Rogue Community CollegeOregon
Sheridan CollegeWyoming
Shoreline Community CollegeWashington
Skagit Valley CollegeWashington
South Puget Sound Community CollegeWashington
South Seattle CollegeWashington
Spokane Community CollegeWashington
The University of MontanaMontana
UEI College – TacomaWashington
Umpqua Community CollegeOregon
University of Alaska – AnchorageAlaska
University of Alaska – FairbanksAlaska
Walla Walla Community CollegeWashington
Walla Walla UniversityWashington
Wentahachee Valley CollegeWashington
Yakima Valley CollegeWashington

Who can Apply:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or approved DACA status
  • Be an enrolled future student -or- an active, current auto, diesel or auto/diesel student at a post-secondary Institution in good standing
  • Have a completed and approved FAFSA with an EFC/SAI must be below 40000 on file at campus. DACA students will have financial need verified by campus.
  • Note: Fine print/FAQs will state that students may apply at any time, but will be considered starting 4-months prior to their start date. Example: a student starting a community college program on August 8 may apply anytime, but be considered by the review committee starting April 8. Students must be “enrolled” in the post-secondary school at the time of application.  Funding is allotted on a first-come, first serve basis.

Please share your contact details and a TechForce team member will contact you.

"By connecting students, instructors, industry pros and working techs, the TechForce Foundation provides unilateral support to the transportation industry’s technician recruiting needs… The administration of our Scholarships by the TechForce team has been instrumental in delivering us with a successful method to gain interest from qualified candidates as well as provide our students with additional assistance to complete their education."
Tony Farr
Ford Technical Programs Manager