Student Info

The Automobile Dealer Education Institute scholarship is a free, NATEF certified, 2-year technician-training program sponsored by the Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association (WANADA) that combines structured classroom, shop and interactive curriculum teaching with full time, paid on-the-job training.


If you want a rewarding career in the auto repair industry and believe you have the drive and skills to succeed, this scholarship is for you!

To apply you need a High School diploma (or GED), a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and most important, a commitment to excel. Once approved, ADEI provides you with:

  1. A fulltime paying job at a local new car dealership – You will work as assigned by the service manager.
  2. Tuition for auto technician classes – You will attend automobile technician classes at a local community college one day a week.
  3. A dealership mentor and industry advisor – We will help you register, provide you with a dealership mentor and meet with you regularly to help you stay on track.
  4. Books and tools. You will be provided appropriate lesson books and materials. You will be eligible for a $1,000 tool allowance upon successful completion of certain requirements.

The ADEI scholarship is your first step toward a successful future in the automobile industry. Not only will it provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a highly paid Master Automotive Technician, but a well-paying job as you pursue your studies!

Apply Today! Call ADEI at 202.237.7200 or click here to apply online.