· In 1994 the CMDA established the Calgary Motor Dealers Association Memorial Scholarship to be awarded annually to commendable students attending post-secondary institutions who are seeking a career in the automobile industry. These scholarships will be awarded in recognition of past members of the CMDA for their contribution to the industry.
· In 1998 the CMDA established an annual Entrance Scholarship Endowment Award of $6,500.00 for students entering the Automotive Management Training Program or Full-Time Technology or Apprenticeship Training Program offered by the Transportation Department at SAIT.
· CMDA awards 17 scholarships of $1,000.00 each annually to students attending SAIT in the Transportation Department.
In 2002, CMDA became a Friend level donor for the Government of Alberta AIT Scholarship program.
· In 2004, Calgary Motor Dealers Association set up a five year commitment with Mount Royal University, granting an annual $2,500 scholarship. In 2008, the scholarship was changed to an Endowment Scholarship with a donation of $25,000 matched by the Alberta Government and continues to award a minimum of $2,500 per year.
Three Calgary Motor Dealers Association Scholarships are awarded each year which are available through Alberta Apprenticeship & Training; two for the Automotive Technician program and one for the Heavy Equipment Technician program.