The Cause

When GAAS was first held in Chicago in 1996, it was agreed that the net proceeds of the event would be used to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket. As a result, over 1,600 students have been beneficiaries of GAAS Scholarships since the program began.This represents over $1.6 million in aid granted.

In addition, students who receive a scholarship and plan a career as an automotive aftermarket technician are eligible for a matching grant upon graduation from their program and completing six months of employment in the automotive aftermarket.

Scholarship applications are taken each year between September 1 and March 31. Scholarships are awarded in May.

For more information about the GAAS Scholarship program, visit