Collision Repair – Make it your career choice!

Each year WACTAL awards scholarships to student(s) pursuing a career in collision repair. Eligible applicants must be a graduating high school senior (Wisconsin resident) planning to enroll in a collision repair program at a NATEF-Certified Wisconsin Technical College.  College must also be a WACTAL member.

WACTAL Careers and Scholarships

Advances in technology have greatly changed the structure, components, and materials used in today’s vehicles which necessitates the need for post secondary education. The WACTAL scholarship program offers financial aid to graduating high school seniors furthering their education and training in collision repair.

Scholarships are valued at up to $2,000 for tuition and include a tool set valued at up to $2,500 from Snap-on Corporation.

Collision repair technicians can enjoy a rewarding career with a good income. One of pride in restoring a vehicle to its pre-accident condition. One of seeing immediate, tangible results of their work.

Today’s vehicles require the expertise and know-how of top-notch repair technicians.



The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers is pleased to announce that scholarships will be available in 2015 for graduating high school seniors, adult students and continuing technical college students who are pursuing a career in the auto and truck industry.  Current technical college students must be in their first year of a two year program to be eligible. There are of four types of scholarships:

  1. Automotive
  2. Diesel
  3. Auto Collision
  4. Motorcycle
Scholarships will be awarded in the spring and summer of 2015 with funding to begin with the 2015 fall semester.  The Application and sample test questions are available on our website:
The application and testing deadline for all scholarships is January 15, 2015.
Completed application forms should be sent to:
            The Foundation of WATDA
            150 East Gilman Street, Suite A
            Madison, WI  53703
For questions, contact Julie Olson, Program Director at 608-251-4631 or e-mail:

Click here for more information and to download an application.