National Independent Automobile Dealers Association
Serving Quality Independent Automobile Dealers Since 1946

Our Mission: To improve the used motor vehicle industry by informing consumers, educating dealers and training individuals and companies within the industry.

The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually in June at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention.

The competition for all students is judged by Northwood University who narrows the field of competitors down to four candidates, representing each of NIADA’s four regions and also selects the National scholarship recipient.

The scholarship recipients' achievements, combined with their leadership and community endeavors are sure to make them an asset to any institution of higher learning.


Regional Scholarships

The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention.

Eligibility Criteria:

You must

  1. Be classified as a high school senior during the current 2014-2015 school year and legally residing in one of the 4 NIADA Regions.
  2. Have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript; and
  3. Demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT score.
Click here to download the
2015 Scholarship Application

The 2014  Regional Scholarship Winners

  • Region I         Ian Peczak, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Region II       Daniel Hott, Clarksville, TN
  • Region III     Alex Holtz, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Region IV      Bradley Davis, Antelope, CA

Industry Sponsored Scholarships

Industry-related scholarships sponsored by individual companies are coordinated by the NIADA Foundation. Currently, one national scholarship is offered by AutoTrader.com to a deserving student currently or planning to attend Northwood University’s automotive industry degree program.

Application information may be obtained from Northwood University, Office of Financial Aid, 4000 Whiting Drive, Midland, Michigan 48640-2398 or phone 989-837-4230.

The 2014  National $10,000 Scholarship Winner

  • NIADA/AutoTrader.com       Kayla M. Stock, Lapeer, MI