Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc.

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The Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. (ARFI) is the culmination of the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) and its members’ desire to support individuals in their pursuit of automotive careers in British Columbia. The mission of the Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. is to engage in the receipt of donations and to conduct charitable activities in Canada for the purpose of advancing education and relieving poverty in Canada, specifically with respect to the automotive industry sector. Among its other activities, the Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. provides for bursaries and scholarships to aid students and prospective students in automotive related skills training.

The bursaries were developed to aid low-income individuals ($40K or less combined family income) enrolled in a post-secondary automotive industry related training program. Selected candidates receive a $1,000 (Canadian) bursary.  While all students enrolled in an automotive related program are encouraged to apply, priority in awarding bursaries is given to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

In 2017, the following 7 awards will be offered:

ARFI – Bob Clarke Memorial $1,000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – BC Auto Recyclers Bursary $1,000 (quantity 2)

ARFI – Scholarship – Automotive Career Development $1,000 (quantity 2)

ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 2nd year applicants $1,000 (quantity 1)

ARFI – Scholarship – Apprenticeship – 3rd year applicants $1,000 (quantity 1)

Please scan and email your application to or mail it to the following address:

Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc.
1-8980 Fraserwood Court
Burnaby, BC, V5J 5H7