The March Taylor Educational Scholarship

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March Taylor

March Taylor

Auto Body Hawaii Founder

March Taylor took pride in being a mentor to technicians in the collision industry. His passion was to show others how they could succeed in the continually evolving and technically challenging collision repair industry. He understood the importance of having qualified technicians in the field and the need to foster education among technicians to keep up with the demand of a technologically advanced industry.

March lived his life always doing the right thing. He believed that the auto body industry made him the success he was and wanted to continue the passion for it with others who cared.

March strived to support the community and share his knowledge with young people, encouraging them to consider careers in the collision industry. There is an increased importance for qualified technicians and training is available to further benefit professionals in the field of auto body work.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in auto body repair and painting?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be from the island of Hawai’i, with preference to students from West Hawai’i.
  • Be enrolled in an Auto Body Repair & Painting program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a full time student.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA.

Application Process

Applicants will need to submit:

  • Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Scholarship Application Form (Vocational Education if specified).
  • a personal statement describing your personal background and interests, the vocational program you plan to pursue, your career goals, and any information that demonstrates you are a worthy candidate

a letter of recommendation from someone such as a teacher, counselor, employer or mentor in support of your application (letter must have been written within the last six months, contain your full name and must be signed)

How to Get An Application

The Scholarship Application Form can be downloaded from Hawaii Community Foundation’s Web Site (go to Apply for Scholarship)

For more information, call the Hawai‘i Island office of Hawai‘i Community Foundation at 808-885-2174.

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