WIN updates and expands 2022-23 scholarship program


TO WIN (Women’s Industry Network) announced the expansion of its scholarship program in the 2022-23 school year and will continue its tradition of financial support for women who demonstrate a desire to excel in the field of repair bodywork.

Applications for the 2022-23 program will be accepted from September 12 to October 28. WIN scholarships provide tuition assistance, educational opportunities, and enrichment events to selected candidates.

The restructuring is designed to attract more students and increase the number of scholarships each year, starting with doubling the scholarship rate the following year and allowing a variety of students to grow in their collision repair careers. . As part of the application process, each WIN scholarship applicant registers for a complementary WIN student membership.

Additionally, WIN supports collision repair instructors with access to free WIN memberships through the Pay It Forward campaign.

The 2022-2023 expanded program offers students scholarships and conference grants on two financial levels. Recipients receive a stipend ranging from $500 to $2,500 depending on the selection team’s assessment of their application and their interaction during an interview. Recipients also receive complimentary registration to participate in the virtual format of the annual WIN Educational Conference to be held in May 2023.

“It has been a privilege to help transform the WIN scholarship program. The new tiered criteria for the 2022-23 program engages students across a wider range of experiences,” said Laura Kottschade, 2022-23 Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee. “We understand the need to attract talent to our industry and are convinced that supporting students throughout their education will make a difference. The scholarship team looks forward to getting to know a new cohort of students over the next year and continuing these relationships in their careers.”

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