Scholarship Info

2011 was the first year Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame awarded an automotive scholarship.  Our goal was to award one or two $2000 scholarships each year to a deserving young individual(s) who are students at Lake Washington Institute of Technology


We strive to recognize desire and talent in our industry, not by considering highest grade point average, but by recognizing students with the drive to succeed who are in need of financial assistance to reach their automotive dreams.   When we started offering scholarships last year, our scholarship director suggested we reach out to LWIT. We've found LWTI'S program and reputation so impressive, the faculty so cooperative, and the students so talented, we decided to provide our scholarships to students of this college exclusively.


In 2011, the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame awarded two scholarships to LWITstudents. This year we were able to find additional donors to increase the scholarship offerings to five.  In 2015 we had 11 students and in 2016 we had  9 students.  We awarded 10  students in 2017.


To be eligible for the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame scholarships, students must be enrolled at LWIT in any automotive, motorcycle, marine, diesel and heavy equipment, or power equipment program; currently hold a 3.0 or higher grade point average; receive a letter of recommendation from a member of LWIT'S faculty; and submit an essay on how they came to be at LWIT. A scholarship committee reviews applications and determines the winners.

For more information about the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame, please visit For information on LWIT's transportation technology programs, please visit


Below is a  link to the LWTI Students