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


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

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 $6,000 grant for student scholarships. The scholarships will be offered to students enrolled in LWTech’s Auto Body Technician program. 

“The LWTech Foundation is grateful to the RPM Foundation for their continued strong support of automotive students. Our automotive students have greatly benefited from this wonderful partnership,” 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 preparing students for exciting careers in the automotive industry.”

RPM Foundation (RPM) is an educational grant-making program of America’s Automotive Trust (AAT). RPM is funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiast to serve youth and young adults on their pathway careers in automotive/marine restoration & preservation along with the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities. Visit the RPM Foundation website for more information.

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.