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$5,000 Scholarship

Three Month Paid Apprenticeship

Deadline May 25, 2019

As a veteran, you have a strong ability to follow standards and systems, maintain and aptitude for working in teams and posses the leadership skills for business development. These skills translate well into franchise ownership.

Colors on Parade believes every veteran deserves a chance to be their own boss and own a successful business. The Colors on Parade Veteran Franchise Scholarship was established to make that possible.

For over 30 years, Colors on Parade has offered mobile automotive paint and dent repair for dealerships, fleets and retail customers. With over 250 locations across the United States and Internationally, Colors on Parade is the industry leader for quality, convenient and ecosmart repairs.


Chosen applicants will be awarded a Colors on Parade Franchise valued at $5,000*. Included in the franchise is two weeks of intensive paint and business training at the corporate office in South Carolina, and a three-month paid apprenticeship working in the field. Once training is complete, winners will have an opportunity to open their franchise in one of our 52 territories across the United States.

*Equipment fees are not included in the scholarship, although 100% financing is available.

Veteran Scholarship Form

  • Current Employment

  • Previous Two Employers

  • Education

  • List your higher education institutions and degrees.
  • Three References

  • Essay

  • (1000 word limit)
  • Make sure you have it shared in a way that we can access it via the link you share. (ex. YouTube and Vimeo are able to hide them but share via private link)

  • United States Veteran
  • Enjoys working outdoors and with their hands
  • Community involvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and entrepreneurial spirit
  • 18 years of age and older
Application Requirements:
  • Complete online application and questionnaire
  • Provide 500-1000 word essay explaining what becoming a business owner would mean to you
  • Provide a short video introducing yourself
  • Interview