Skip to content

The Raffle for Automotive Education

November 15, 2023
The Music Hall Lounge, Portsmouth NH

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Location: The Music Hall Lounge, 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

PaulHolloway2014CMYK Several awards will be announced throughout the night in honor of the late Paul Holloway, industry leader and former NHADA Chairman.


Transmission Trailblazer
Kaplan Auto Group
Drink Ticket Sponsor
Nancy Phillips Associates
Entertainment Sponsor
Nucar Automotive Group
Napkin Sponsor
GW Marketing Services
Engine Enthusiast
Lovering Auto Group
Table Top Sponsor
Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur, CPAs
Wheel Wizard
Hampton Ford Hyundai
ICL Autos
McFarland Ford
Quirk Auto Dealers
Toyota of Nashua
Volvo Cars Exeter
Gurney's Automotive
AV Sponsor
Central Park Garage
Social Media Sponsor
Dominion DMS
Bathroom Sponsor
North Country Ford
Community College
Contemporary Automotive
Belknap Subaru
Crest Auto World
Foss Motors
Grappone Automotive Group
Dennehy & Bouley
Spark Plug
John Lambert
Sullivan Tire®/Lift Works Corp.

Event Highlights In addition to announcing the student winners, our evening will be filled with exciting activities:
  • Memorabilia Silent Auction: An engaging memorabilia silent auction will be hosted by a trusted third-party company. A substantial 75% of the proceeds raised from this auction will directly benefit the Education Foundation. This is a fantastic way to support our cause and take home some incredible memorabilia.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join us for an evening of networking with our members, partners, future techs, parents, and teachers. Enjoy delicious appetizers and a selection of cocktails and mocktails. The evening will be filled with tunes to set the perfect atmosphere for connecting and collaborating.
  • Program Highlights: During intermissions, we'll share exciting highlights about our students and programs. It's a great opportunity to learn about the impact of your support and the successes of the next generation of automotive professionals.
Why is it back? Our event calendar is returning to its pre-pandemic form, meaning next year's raffle takes place in November of 2024. However, we still want to celebrate this year's class of students and give them an opportunity at a portion of the $25,000 in scholarships available with this event. We hope you can join us!
How it works

Senior CTE Automotive students must apply to be considered for the $25,000 in scholarships. The application process is more extensive than our traditional scholarship application, and applicants will go through a vetting process. We'll select approximately 15 student finalists for a chance to win, but to win, students must be present at the event. Names will be drawn at the end of the night on November 15. Select awards will be given in honor of Past NHADA chairman and NH Automotive technician education advocate Paul Holloway.

  • Fill out the Raffle for Automotive Education Student Questionnaire
  • Submit a teacher or automotive employer recommendation letter
  • Submit your high school transcript
  • Available and committed to attending the event if you are a finalist on Wednesday November 15, 5:30-8:00 at the Music Hall Lounge in Portsmouth NH
  • Deadline to submit all above portions is Wednesday November 1st.

For questions, please reach out to Adam at:

How to Support To attend the event as a member, registration will cost $25, and for partners, it will be $35. Students, teachers, and parents can attend for free. We're encouraging our members and partners to consider becoming express supporters of the event, which will replace the traditional "Student Ticket Support." Additionally, we have traditional sponsorship opportunities available for those who want to contribute in other ways. Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a real difference in the lives of these students pursuing their automotive education.