The Foundation of WATDA awards 60 to 80 scholarships per year to students attending Wisconsin Technical Colleges for the following technician program:




*Auto Collision



Tuition amounts vary and can be up to full tuition.  Average tuition awards are $3,000 ($750 per semester for four semesters).  Snap-on Tool sets may be awarded independently or in conjunction with tuition awards and have a retail value of $4,075.  Students that are not already working in the automotive industry can receive employment assistance.  The goal is to have all students working part-time while attending school to get on-the-job training and mentoring to enhance their education experience and graduate with a full-time job!



Go to: and click on the “Apply Online” button on our website, or click here.  Supporting documentation will still need to be sent in by e-mail, fax or mail.  See “2020 Scholarship Application Information” on our website, or click here for application requirements.


High school seniors and current technical college students that are in their first year of a two-year program are encouraged to apply.


Application deadline is January 15, 2020.  Only students with complete application files by the deadline will be invited for a personal interview at a hosting dealership in their area.  The interview is for the scholarship only, not employment.


IMPORTANT:  Online applications only will be accepted. 


Evaluation Form:  The instructor/employer scholarship evaluation form is a confidential online form.  Just click “Automotive Instructor Scholarship Evaluation” on our website, or click here and submit your evaluation.


No FAFSA or income information is required to apply for this scholarship.

Julie Lynn Olson

Program Director




Scholarship Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Social Security Number Required?: 
Scholarship Type: 
Two Year