AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Lovers and vehicle owners came out to support students who want to take the next steps in the industry programs at Amarillo College on Sunday at the East Amarillo College Campus.
For the past three years, the West Texas region of the Sports Car Club of America has been able to award $ 4,000 to students with the “Wrench It” scholarship.
“This scholarship was developed to put people who were going to be welders, air conditioners, mechanics, truck drivers, anyone like that, who was entering an industry that is considered a trade, we will help them get through school because there is nothing of this, said the regional executive of the West Texas region of the Sports Car Club of America Autumn Daniel.
Daniel added that the scholarship is a general scholarship to help cover things that financial aid cannot.
“If you apply and don’t have financial help and need to get tools, which are included in our curriculum depending on what you do, then head over to that.
The “Wrench It” scholarship can also be renewed to allow students to reapply each semester as needed.
Daniel said right now the trade industry is struggling to find workers.
“Most of us work in a trade and we know the degree of lack of these industries for the workers right now. They are well paid jobs and you can’t talk about people and if we can encourage people in these industries, it’s a victory for us, ”said Daniel.
Daniel said the reaction to the student scholarship has been overwhelming thanks.
Cody Prather, owner of West Texas Linings and who participated in Sunday’s program, said it’s amazing to be able to help students who want to get into the commercial industry.
“It’s going to stop these kids, these local kids who want it and want to get into that and really want to pursue a dream and it’s great to help with that,” Prather added.
The cost of car entry to Sunday’s event was $ 20 for pre-registration and $ 25 on the day of the event and was free and open to the public.