Northwood University has developed a scholarship program for the children of aftermarket professionals.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to any qualified and admitted student whose parent or parents work in the automotive or heavy-duty aftermarket. Northwood University has the only fully accredited bachelor's degree program in management and aftermarket studies in the U.S.

The $3,000 scholarship is in effect for freshmen beginning their aftermarket studies in the fall of 2012 on the Michigan, Florida or Texas campuses of Northwood University. The scholarship is in addition to other merit scholarships for qualifying students from the University. A campaign is under way to raise additional matching dollars from individuals and companies within the industry.

The long-term goal is to raise 50 full-tuition scholarships for the undergraduate aftermarket program at the university.