Give To Future
Future technician Randy Mendez, a sophomore at
JM Wright Technical High School in Stamford, CT.
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
This Mazda Miata Is Going Straight to One-Sixty
Harvey Siegel has donated his prized race car to the Cars for Piston Scholar campaign. This Spec Miata racer and a Bonneville land speed record holder will be featured at MiataCon and auction to support the Piston scholarship program.
The 2023 Piston Technician Award at Lime Rock Historic Festival 41
In a pit lane ceremony, The Piston Foundation awarded Chris Kvaka from Vintage Racing Services with the 2023 Piston Technician Award. The award was presented by racing driver Joe Colasacco and Lime Rock CEO Dickie Riegel during a beautiful weekend of vintage racing.
Piston Awards 23 Scholarships to Aspiring Auto Restoration Technicians
Piston Foundation scholarships totalling $105,000 have been awarded to 23 deserving students. Through the support of our donors, we’re helping these young people get the education they need to start a career in the collector car industry.
We are proud to have received a Platinum Transparency seal from Candid in our third year of operations. We embrace our responsibility to steward the gifts of our donors for the greatest possible impact.
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.
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.
Become a Founder
The Founders Club is a unique opportunity to join fellow car enthusiasts who are helping create skilled trade education and career paths in the collector car industry.
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