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The application program will be available again in May. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the upcoming academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

The GPC Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

GPC Scholarship Fund has established a scholarship program to assist children of U.S. employees of Genuine Parts Company, Motion Industries, and The U.S. Automotive Group who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to The GPC Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be children of part-time or full-time employees of Genuine Parts Company, Motion Industries, or NAPA Automotive Parts who have a minimum of one (1) year of service with the company as of the application deadline.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, current college undergraduates or graduate level students.
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the Fall 2024 term or semester.

Students enrolling at historically Black College or universities (HBCU) are strongly encouraged to apply.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Genuine Parts Company, Motion Industries, or The U.S Automotive Group play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified of final decisions in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The GPC Scholarship Fund. Payment will be made in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and the term in which each course was taken.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

The GPC Scholarship Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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