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LKQ Joseph M. Holsten Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

LKQ Corporation has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees of LKQ Corporation or its subsidiaries who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs (or equivalent).

The 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 LKQ Joseph M. Holsten Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children of employees of LKQ Corporation or its subsidiaries (“LKQ”) who have a minimum of one (1) year of continuous employment with the company as of the application deadline date and are employed by LKQ on the date the scholarship is awarded
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be high school seniors/students in their final year of upper or higher secondary school, graduates, or current technical or college/university undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational technical school (or equivalent) for the entire upcoming academic year


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 (USD) award. Up to 400 awards will be granted. The award payments will be issued in U.S. dollars (USD).

Provided there are qualified applicants, recipients will be selected in proportion to the number of applicants per country.

The employee parent must remain employed by LKQ on the date the scholarship is awarded.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. The maximum number of years a recipient may receive an award is four (4) years.

Awards are for undergraduate study only. The scholarship may not be used for graduate school.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of LKQ. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances (if applicable)

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of LKQ 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.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  1. 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 term in which each course was taken.
  2. Upper secondary school diploma or certificate, if earned.
  3. Results of examinations, if available.
  4. English translations for any additional non-English documents.

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

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