2024 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 awards one (1) deserving individual, who has the passion and determination to pursue professional and personal growth, the opportunity to attend and join the ACPN Community at the annual Auto Care Connect conference, which is the largest gathering of content professionals and business solution providers in the aftermarket.

The ACPN community learning track at Auto Care Connect is where most major manufacturers, distributors, and parts experts in the automotive, heavy duty, equipment, agriculture, and/or powersports content management space come together to share best practices, network with peers, and interact with business solution providers. At Auto Care Connect, content professionals can learn how to develop more accurate electronic catalogs, gain insights on more efficient production processes and become aware of new technology and techniques, which will ultimately help them and their companies: 

  • Sell more products
  • Reduce costs
  • Increase efficiencies



  • 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 learning tracks and networking events at Auto Care Connect would benefit you personally and professionally.
  • 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 2024 Auto Care Connect 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) 
scholarship winner receives
  • Complimentary:
    • 2024 Auto Care Connect Conference Registration
    • Hotel Room (Sunday through Wednesday night, covers cost of room only)
  • Reimbursement up to $1200 - Airfare, Ground Transportation, Meals and Other Expenses (Reimbursement Policy: To be reimbursed, you must submit receipts for all expenses to Auto Care Association at ACPN@autocare.org within 10 business days of the last day of the conference.)
  • ACPN swag bag 
  • On-Stage recognition and plaque presentation
  • Tailored Scholarship Conference Journey
    • Meet with Auto Care to get a deep understanding of what all Auto Care does and how far their reach is.
    • Hang with the ACPN Chair, Vice-Chair and Leadership Council at the ACPN Chair's Dinner and Entertainment networking event.
    • 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.


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