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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 for the regional scholarship 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 Regional Scholarships:

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

      The 2019-2020 scholarship application is now available!

      For additional information, please contact Brittany Barnes at 800-682-3837 or

      Congratulations to the 2019 NIADA/Manheim Regional $3,500 Scholarship Recipients!

      Region I — Eric Yang, Ellicott City, MD

      Region II  Ian Hall, Nashville, TN

      Region III — Taylor Akin, Purcell, OK

      Region IV — Samuel Griffith, Lodi, CA

      NIADA/Cox Automotive National Industry Sponsored Scholarship:

      The NIADA/Cox Automotive National Scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled or planning to enroll in Northwood University’s Automotive Marketing and Management degree program. This $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by Cox Automotive, is  coordinated by NIADA Foundation and awarded each June 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 2019 NIADA/Manheim National $10,000 Scholarship Recipient!

      Chad Palmer, Northwood University Junior, Clarkston, Michigan

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