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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.

NIADA/Manheim Regional Scholarships:

The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education, leadership and service in the community. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship sponsored by Manheim to the college or university of their choice. 

      The 2018-2019 scholarship application is now available!
      Click here to download the application.

      For additional information, please contact Jacinda Timmerman at 800-682-3837 or

      Congratulations to the 2018 NIADA/Manheim Regional $3,500 Scholarship Recipients!

      Region I — Marina A. Beshai, Severn, MD

      Region II  Gabriel C. Culbreth, Troutman, NC

      Region III — Maxwell C. Martini, Corpus Christi, TX

      Region IV — Kyle D. Sherick, Ravensdale, WA

      NIADA/Manheim National Industry Sponsored Scholarship:

      The NIADA/Manheim National Scholarship is offered to a student currently enrolled or planning to attend Northwood University’s automotive industry degree program. This $10,000 industry-related scholarship, sponsored by Manheim, is  coordinated by NIADA Foundation and is awarded each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention.

      Applications may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid at Northwood University, 4000 Whiting Drive, Midland, Michigan 48640 or by calling 989-837-4230.

      Congratulations to the 2018 NIADA/Manheim National $10,000 Scholarship Recipient!

      Chelsea Mallams, Northwood University Sophomore, Livonia, Michigan

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