DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries can apply for scholarships through the 2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, according to a press release.

The program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators, said the release.

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Scholarships are available in a variety of categories, including: accounting, sales and marketing, and engineering, noted the release.

Dozens of awards ranging from $2-3,000 will be given out, and one top student will receive a $5,000 award, reported the release.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015, stated the release. Interested students should go to sema.org/scholarships to apply.