The Hagerty Education Program at America's Car Museum (HEP) is a grant-giving program supporting the pathway to careers, serving young people interested in automotive and marine restoration and preservation programs, in communities across the country.
Originally called The Collectors Foundation, the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum has awarded more than $2.75 million in scholarships and grants since 2005.
The mission of the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum is to promote interest in collectible vehicles by developing the next generation of enthusiasts in the following ways:
- Support education and training of young people in the hands-on, career-based education and manual arts.
- Work to ensure no skill is lost, no master craftsman is without an apprentice and no student is without an opportunity.
- Fund individual career-focused training in the skills and trades especially important to the future of the collector vehicle community through educational scholarships, internships and apprenticeships.
- Provide grants to educational institutions and organizations engaged in training and developing skills related to promoting, protecting and preserving collectible vehicles.