Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives RPM Foundation Grant for Automotive Student Scholarships


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

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Kirkland, Wash. – The RPM Foundation (RPM), a not-for-profit dedicated to cultivating the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen, awarded Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a $5,000 grant for student scholarships. The scholarships will be offered to students enrolled in LWTech’s Auto Repair Technician and Auto Body Technician programs.

“The LWTech Foundation is beyond delighted to work with the RPM Foundation to support students entering the automotive industry,” said LWTech Foundation Executive Director, Elisabeth Sorensen. “RPM cares greatly about the future of this important industry and has been a true hands-on partner in terms of meeting with students and faculty and discussing LWTech’s first restoration internship class.”

The RPM Foundation is a service-providing, resource-sharing and grant-giving organization that provides the next generation of craftsmen with formal training in automotive and marine restoration and preservation through mentorship programs. Founded through the vision of Hagerty in 2005, the RPM Foundation is the educational arm of America’s Automotive Trust. Together, these organizations work to secure and preserve America’s automotive heritage. For more information, visit

America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, is a not-for-profit corporation that seeks to secure America’s automotive heritage and to transfer the skills and knowledge necessary for the future of collector vehicles and the enthusiast community for generations to come. AAT is made up of four founding entities: LeMay - America’s Car Museum, the RPM Foundation, Club Auto, and the Concours Club. For more information on AAT, visit

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.