Since 2011, the NECA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM has awarded thirty (30), $1,000 scholarships to assist deserving members of the NECA community. That community includes all who work for member companies, their children and spouses.

Eligibility Criteria

Be an employee, full or part time for at least 1 year, or a direct family member of an employee (child or spouse), of any New England Carwash Association member company

Have graduated high school or the equivalent

Be enrolled, or plan to enroll full or part time, in a accredited college or university, trade school or certificate program

Not have won a scholarship from NECA in the last year

The Process

Recipients will be evaluated and chosen based on their high school/academic standing, leadership capabilities, community involvement, strength of character, personal achievement, plan of study and future goals. Financial need also may be considered.

Applications will be considered based on financial need, academic performance, participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, and unusual personal or family circumstances.

NECA will notify applicants by mail on or before June 7, 2024.

Additional Details

Each year a scholarship is awarded in memory of Tom Rando. It is awarded to an applicant who embodies the values and talents of Tom Rando, an entrepreneur, innovator, and respected industry leader. The scholarship is funded from a generous donation from the Rando family.

Application deadline is May 3, 2024
(or once 50 applications have been submitted.)
Applications must be emailed to by May 3, 2024.