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2023 ACPN Scholarship Application

2023 ACPN Scholarship

The mission of the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) is to educate, inspire and connect industry professionals who specialize in the management of automotive product related content. The ACPN Scholarship, which awards one (1) deserving individual who has the passion and determination to pursue professional and personal growth, the opportunity to attend the 2023 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, which is the largest gathering of content professionals and service providers in the aftermarket.

To be eligible:
  • The applicant must have under 4 years of content management experience. 
  • The applicant must never have attended an “In-Person” ACPN Conference before. 
  • The applicant's employer must be an Auto Care Association member in good standing.
  • Be willing to submit a 2-3 minute video discussing your conference experience (To be submitted post conference) 
Disclaimer: If you applied for the scholarship in a previous year and were not selected, you may apply again as long as the above criteria is met.

Submission Requirements:
  • 2-5 minute video introducing yourself and sharing how attending the ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference would benefit you personally and professionally. (If you are unable to provide a video, please submit a 500-word or less written document.) 
  • Supervisor Approval Letter: Provide a letter from your current supervisor indicating the following items in the event you are selected:
    • Why they recommend you being a candidate for this scholarship
    • Approval to attend the ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference
    • Travel expenses outside of the maximum reimbursable amount of $1200 are covered by your company, as well as all expenses in the event that expense receipts are not submitted and received by Auto Care within 10 business days of the last day of the conference per the reimbursement policy)
  • One (1) professional reference  
  • Resume 
  • LinkedIn profile link (Optional) 

The Scholarship Winner Will Receive:
  • Complimentary:
    • ACPN Registration
    • Hotel Room (Sunday through Wednesday night, covers cost of room only)
  • Reimbursement up to $1200 - Airfare, Ground Transportation, Meals and Other Expenses (To be reimbursed, you must submit receipts for all expenses to Auto Care Association at ACPN@autocare.org within 10 business days of the conference.)
  • ACPN swag bag 
  • On-Stage recognition and plaque presentation  
  • .01 Elective CEU (Continuing Education Unit) towards ACP Designation.  For more information, please visit Designations at autocare.org  
  • Tailored Scholarship Conference Journey  
    • Sunday - Meet with Auto Care to get a deep understanding of what Auto Care does and how far their reach is. 
    • Monday – Hang with the Chairperson and the ACPN Committee at the Chairperson's dinner. 
    • Tuesday - Walk the trade show with an industry professional to understand the ecosystem of the aftermarket, who the players are and how they all fit together. 

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 28, 2022

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