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Scholarship and Apprenticeship Programs
The Piston Fund
Skilled Trade Education Scholarships
The Piston Foundation helps students take their first steps towards a skilled trade career. If you are attending, accepted, or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year automotive technology program and have a strong interest in working with collector cars, a Piston Fund scholarship can help make school more affordable.
The Piston Academy
Apprenticeships in Collector Car Restoration
The Piston Academy helps qualified technicians learn the skills and craft of collector car restoration and service by apprenticing with today’s master craftspeople. The Academy provides apprenticeship placements at leading restoration shops, a hands-on learning plan, mentoring, and a training grant.
CARS FOR PISTON SCHOLARS
Turn your collector car into scholarships.
From the Piston Blog
FOX NASCAR Race Weekend Experience Auction
In a charity auction to benefit Piston, a one-of-a-kind FOX NASCAR Race Weekend Experience sold on Bring a Trailer. The winner and guests received a behind-the-scenes tour of the FOX TV compound at the race of their choice and get to meet FOX Sports broadcasting team.
Announcing Piston’s Partnership With Bring A Trailer
The Piston Foundation is proud to announce its official partnership with Bring a Trailer. Through this expanded partnership Piston and BaT will continue working together to serve the grassroots needs of the car community.
Franko Montoya Becomes The First Piston Apprentice
Although Franko Montoya had a budding interest in cars while in his teens, his true passion for working on them didn’t surface until he began attending McPherson College, known for its outstanding car restoration curriculum. He didn’t realize that his passion could turn into a career. Today, at the age of 25, he is The Piston Academy’s first apprentice.
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Make a Donation
Give to what you love by making a gift that helps the next generation access the education and training they need to begin a career as a classic car technician.
Sponsor a Scholar
Piston Foundation scholarships are awarded to aspiring technicians to help them begin an auto restoration career. Give to the car culture you love.
Donate a Car
Turn your collector car into education and hands-on training for aspiring collector car technicians. Your car can change lives. 100% goes to our scholarship program.
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