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Tom Caruso Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The NAAA Warren Young, Sr. Scholastic Foundation, Inc. has established the Tom Caruso Memorial Scholarship Program to assist full-time employees, their children, step-children and grandchildren who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Tom Caruso Memorial Scholarship Program must be:

  • Full-time U.S. or Canadian employees, employed as of the date of notification, of North American National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) member auctions or Corporate offices and their children, step-children and grandchildren.
    • If an employee becomes disabled, retires or dies during the application process their children or grandchildren are still eligible.
    • If an employee transfers from one NAAA Chapter/Corporate Office (CO) to another after an application has been submitted, employee must meet all eligibility requirements at the current Chapter/CO at the time of award notification.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college or university, CEGEP institution or who are pursuing an auto-related degree at a vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Awards
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $3,000. Up to four (4) awards will be granted.

Provided there are qualified applicants, one award will be granted per NAAA Chapter/Corporate Office geographic location (see Locations tab for Chapter/Corporate Office (CO) definitions).

Awards are for qualified education-related expenses only (tuition, fees, books, and required supplies). Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Notification
Applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NAAA Warren Young, Sr. Scholastic Foundation, Inc. Payments are made in one installment in August.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an online recommendation.

Academic evaluation will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.

Financial need is not considered.

Students cannot receive the NAAA Warren Young, Sr. Scholastic Foundation, Inc. Scholarship and the Tom Caruso Memorial Scholarship in the same academic year.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of NAAA or NAAA Warren Young, Sr. Scholastic Foundation, Inc. play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Scholarship America will process only the first 200 applications received.

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 term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • Employee information form completed by HR personnel.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 31, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

NAAA Member Auction Chapter/Corporate Office (CO) Definitions

Eastern and Canada

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
  • Canada Member Auctions
  • NAAA (CO)
  • BSCAmerica Auction Group (CO)
  • Adesa Auctions Canada Corp (CO)
  • Manheim Canada (CO)
Midwest

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
  • Adesa (CO)
  • Kar Auction Services (CO)
  • Xlerate Group (CO)
Southern

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Manheim (CO)
  • Dealers Auto Auction Group (CO)
Western

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Alliance Auto Auctions (CO)
  • America’s Auto Auction, Inc. (CO)
  • Mcconkey Auction Group (CO)

NAAA Warren Young, Sr. Scholastic Foundation, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!