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Scholarships

AACA offers four scholarships per calendar year:  recipient may only receive any AACA Scholarship once.

AACA Automotive Technology Scholarship (formerly known as the AACA Student Scholarship) - cash award to a student currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning leading up to a degree in antique automotive technology and or restoration.

AACA Young People's Award - a cash award to an AACA member, child or grandchild of an active AACA member in good standing for at least five years, who has been accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning or is now enrolled in such institution, i.e. a four-year college leading to a bachelors degree or a two-year vocational education  program leading to a degree.  Applicant must be nominated by a Region or Chapter of AACA and must be no more than 25 years old.

AACA Scholarship - a cash award to any AACA member, child or grandchild of an active AACA member in good standing for at least five years, who has been accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning or is now enrolled in such institution, i.e. a four-year college leading to a bachelors degree or a two-year vocational education program leading to a diploma.  Applicant must be no more than 25 years old.

Louise Bianchi Chiotti Memorial Scholarship AwardLouise (Bianchi) Chiotti was born on June 11, 1914 in San Jose California. The Family’s first automobile was a 1926 Dodge Sedan.  Her two younger brothers purchased a 1939 Studebaker and took delivery in January 1939. They wanted to give it to Louise’s son, Dave in 1956. His mother thought it too big of a car for a fifteen year old in San Francisco and talked him into buying a 1930 Model “A” Ford Coupe. In 1959 the little Ford was a bit slow, so Dave purchased a 1959 Ford convertible. As Dave sat on the running board of the Ford waiting for the new owner to arrive his mom came and sat next to him. “You really don’t want to sell it do?” she asked. “NO I don’t was my reply.”  “Then don’t.” Mom said. Dave and Marilyn Chiotti still own the Model “A”; it is a Senior and First Place Grand National Award Winner. The 1939 Studebaker came to the Chiottis after spending 40 years under a walnut tree.  It is now a Senior and First Place Grand National Award Winner. The 1926 Dodge was cut into a truck for ranch use in the 1940’s. Dave brought it home in 1976 and built a Woodie.  In 2000 they donated it to Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa. After Dave and Marilyn’s uncle’s passing they acquired their 1968 Cadillac El Dorado. It now lives in the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA.  This $1500 scholarship is based upon the same rules as the AACA Automotive Technology Award and is awarded as funds are available.  It was instituted and funded by Dave and Marilyn Chiotti as a way to honor Louise and a way to continue to support youth in the hobby.

AACA John & Janet Ricketts Leadership Scholarship - a cash award to any AACA member, child or grandchild of an active AACA member in good standing for a least 5 years, who has been accedpted to an institute of higher learning or is now enrolled in such institution.  The award is granted by the family of John and Janet Ricketts in recognition of their love of AACA and their belief in service to the club.  It is also in recognition of our first female National President, Janet Ricketts in 1999.

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Free monthly online magazine - “Speedster”
  
Free admission to the AACA Museum  

Access to national car meets and tours and more!

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