CarCareerBC Education Grant

About the Grant:

The automotive sector is a rapidly changing, highly technological industry offering lucrative careers close to home. The Foundation is playing a lead role in promoting these career opportunities for young people.

Grants range in value from $500 to $2,500 and are provided as tuition credit or towards the purchase of new tools (grant funding is made to the post-secondary school with restricted use for tuition, or to an approved tool supplier).

The Foundation awards CarCareerBC education grants to eligible students in BC who wish to pursue post-secondary education or training leading to a career in the automotive industry.

This may include but is not limited to:

  • service or repair training,
  • business degree,
  • marketing diploma etc.

CarCareerBC grants provide financial support towards the cost of tuition and tools for recipients enrolled in applicable apprenticeship, training or education.

Snap-on is the preferred tool supplier for the CarCareerBC grants.

From technicians to shop owners and managers to dealership service and parts managers, Snap-on serves the ever-changing needs of a wide range of automotive professionals. Increasing vehicle complexity and emerging technologies continually spawn new repair problems that demand up-to-date solutions. Snap-on helps professionals keep pace with a continuous flow of new innovations in hand tools, power tools, tool storage, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and management systems.

Through its charitable efforts and support for young people pursuing careers in BC’s automotive sector, the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC is continuing to bring awareness to one of the largest and fastest growing employers in BC. In 2020, the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC awarded over $40,000 in education grants to students pursuing careers in the automotive industry.

The New Car Dealers Foundation of BC have partnered with the following educational institutions to offer the CarCareerBC grant directly through the school. If you are attending or planning to attend the following institutions, please contact the financial aid office of your school for details on how to apply for the CarCareerBC grant offered from the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC.

Please contact your post-secondary school for details regarding the grants we offer through them

To view all the grants and scholarships awarded by the Foundation, click here.


    Eligibility requirements:

    To apply for the grant, you must:

    1. Be enrolled in a standard program of studies at a post secondary institution or at a training institute during the application year.
    2. Be in good academic standing and have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 at the school (transcript of previous semester courses is required).
    3. Apprentice students enrolled in AST program, must be working at the qualified new car dealer in BC.
    4. Challenge, audit and credit-free courses are not considered.

    At the time of application, the student must provide a valid proof of enrollment letter from the school confirming that the student is registered with the school.

    Please follow the instructions provided here.

    First Name*:
    Middle Name*:
    Last Name*:
    Home Address*:


    Postal Code*:

    E-mail Address*:

    Phone Number*:

    Birth Date (yyyy-mm-dd)*:

    Are you a Canadian Citizen:

    Are you a resident of BC:

    If you are attending High School please provide:

    Name of School:


    Post Secondary Institution you are or will be attending:

    Name of School:


    Program / Course of Study:

    Nature and Length of the Program:



    Month & Duration:

    Are you planning to revieve Red Seal?

    Employer Dealership Name:

    Date of Enrollment*:

    Expected Graduation Date*:

    Please upload the following required document:

    1. Proof of enrollment

    Please upload the following required document:

    1. Transcript of past education - upload the transcript from your last semester of studies or previous course level or a secondary school transcript if it's your first year in college.

    Grant funding assists students with tuition, tools, or both. Are you applying for funds to be used towards:
    TuitionToolsBoth tuition and tools

    Please answer all of the following:

    1. What organizations, clubs, community service, sports and/or volunteer work you have been involved in?*
    2. Do you have any previous automotive certifications or training?*
    3. Please list any present reference you have to the automotive business.*
    4. What do you find most interesting about the automotive industry?*

    5. Why do you believe you would be a good candidate for a CarCareer BC Education grant? State
      your goals.*

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