NAPA, WD-40. Brand, and TechForce are joining forces to offer scholarships to the next generation of technicians and pave the way to a rewarding career.

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 WD-40 & NAPA Scholarship questions.

Who can Apply:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or approved DACA status.
  • Be an enrolled future student, or an active student in automotive, diesel, combined auto/diesel, or collision programs 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.

Why the NAPA/WD-40 Company partnership is important

NAPA and WD-40 Company are proud sponsors of TechForce Foundation’s mission to champion all students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional technicians. Over 750,000 new technicians are needed to support the Automotive, Collision, Diesel, Aviation and Avionics industries by 2027*.  Through this partnership, NAPA and WD-40 Company are committed to offer scholarships to aspiring technicians. Explore TechForce scholarship opportunities and join us in paving the way for the next generation of transportation professionals! 


  • 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.

Your Help is Needed

TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that relies solely on the charitable support of individuals, foundations and businesses. 

Your donation fuels our scholarships, and career exploration/workforce development programs.

Each year we receive roughly 7,000 applications from financially-disadvantaged students needing support through their education. We currently can only fund 1 out of every 4 students. 

Donate today so we leave no future tech behind. Together we can build these futures to ensure students find an education and career that fits. 

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"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