Cash For Cars and College Scholarship for Winter 2020!

The Clunker Junker is famous for offering cash for your cars, but we are now proud to offer cash for your college, too! We are offering a $1,000 scholarship for girls who are interested in careers in automotive technology (mechanics, auto body, engineers, etc)

Our founder Valerie Mitz has been a car fanatic since she was a little girl. She has always loved learning about, modifying, and maintaining her own cars. She changes her own oil, does brake jobs, installs performance parts and more; and she does it as well as any of the guys!. Unfortunately, girls are often told they are not supposed to play with cars and are often looked down upon in the automotive community. The Clunker Junker wants to help young girls who are interested in cars and want to pursue a career in automotive technology.

This scholarship is open to all college aged females who are pursuing a degree or certification in an automotive technology field such as engineering, mechanics, design, or auto body at an accredited college or technical school in the Winter of 2020

To apply for the scholarship, please write a minimum 500 word essay telling us how you became interested in automotive technology, what your career goals and ambitions are, and why you feel you’re the best qualified for this scholarship

The winner will be selected based on essay quality, grammar and writing style, personality, and thoughtfulness.

You can email your essay to by September, 2nd at 6:00pm EST. Please also include the following details:

  • Name, address, phone number, and date of birth
  • Your parent’s contact information if you are under the age of 18
  • The name of the school or institution you attend or are planning to attend
  • The area of focus you are studying or plan to study