Standard Motor Products to Recognize Aspiring Diesel Technicians With Its Standard® ‘Bigger, Better Diesel’ $5000 Scholarship Contest

March 25, 2020  |  Download PDF

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SMP announces the start of its third annual Standard® ‘Bigger, Better Diesel’ Automotive Scholarship Contest. Running through May 31, 2020, the competition will present four aspiring diesel technicians with a $5,000 scholarship each. For more information, watch the promotional video on

Students can enter by visiting, completing an online questionnaire, and submitting a recent photo of themselves. Judges will evaluate entries based on relevance, creativity, and thoughtfulness relating to the automotive industry with an emphasis on diesel technology. The program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Eligible entrants must be at least 18 years of age who are currently enrolled full-time in high school, or in an accredited two-or four-year College, University or post-high school educational program. They must also have a minimum current cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Complete rules and contest information can be found at

“SMP is proud to support deserving students who are committed to a career in the automotive industry,” says Jack Ramsey, Vice President Engine Management Marketing & Sales, SMP. "As a leader in the diesel aftermarket, SMP is dedicated to supporting future diesel technicians with these exciting scholarship opportunities.”

About Standard®

Diesel Standard® Diesel offers thousands of diesel parts in hundreds of unique diesel categories. Standard® Diesel is committed to supplying professional technicians with comprehensive coverage for genuine diesel parts, which is evident from its extensive offering of new and quality remanufactured products.

About SMP

With over 100 years in business, Standard Motor Products, Inc. is a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of premium automotive replacement parts. SMP supplies independent professional technicians and do- it-yourselfers with high quality replacement parts for engine management, ignition, emissions, fuel and safety- related systems, as well as temperature control products for domestic and import cars and light trucks. SMP products are sold worldwide through both traditional and nontraditional distribution channels. For more information, download the SMP Parts App or visit

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