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

Foundation Scholarship

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 narrow 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 annually who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention.

Eligibility Criteria:

You must

  1. Be classified as a high school senior during the current 2013-2014 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
2014 Scholarship Application


The 2013 Regional Scholarship Winners Are:

  • Region I        Garrett Thomas, Howell, MI
  • Region II       Elizabeth Salley, Jacksonville, FL
  • Region III      Kameron Mongold, Lahoma, OK
  • Region IV      Breanna Kelsey, Everett, WA

Industry Sponsored Scholarships

Industry-related scholarships sponsored by individual companies are coordinated by the NIADA Foundation. Currently, one national scholarship is offered by 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 2013 National NIADA/ $10,000 Scholarship Winner Is:

  • Chad Kozumplik, a junior student from Macomb, MI