Application Instructions              

Most of the information requested on the application form is self-explanatory. Fill out the form completely. The more information you provide, the better the District Scholarship Committee will know how to determine your eligibility.

In addition to the application form, you must enclose the following:

You must attach the Statement of Unmet Need Form, which must be completed by the financial aid office at your school indicating your current student budget, needs analysis, and financial aid awards, including scholarships. 

You must submit official scholastic records or grade transcripts showing you attended a high school, trade school, college or university.

Personal Statement
Write down your ambitions, goals, background and other factors that will help the selection committee understand your commitment to pursuing appraisal education. If you have had prior auto appraisal experience, you must indicate how your proposed appraisal curriculum and chosen school will help you fulfill your educational goals.

Biography and Photo
One of the criteria for receiving financial aid is that you must share your successes with others. Be prepared to submit a photograph of yourself and a brief biography to help in preparing a student success story to promote future scholarship programs.



Expert Witness Books

The Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers recommends the following Expert Witness Books to enhance your IACP Auto Appraisal & Expert Witness Firm. These books are considered “The Law School for Expert Witnesses seeking higher education without having to go to law school.”

Being an Expert Witness is not for the weak at heart. Your clients Depend and Pay you good money to be their Expert Witness. Once you have read and put to use what you have read in these Expert Witness Books, I guarantee you will be a better IACP Certified Auto Appraiser. – Roy Bent, Jr.

How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial: The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness.

How to be an Effective Expert Witness


  • How to testify more effectively as an expert witness
  • The steps to properly and effectively prepare for your testimony
  • How to reduce the stress and anxiety of testifying
  • How to effectively reduce and  prevent successful attacks against you
  • Techniques to increase your credibility when testifying
  • 35 techniques to help you bullet-proof your opinions 

Price: $150.00 plus tax & shipping and handling

How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK’s A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing

How to be a Successful Expert Witness


  • How to draft a powerful CV which is essential for expert witness work
  • Numerous proven techniques to market and expand your practice
  • How to form defensible opinions and express these in superior expert witness reports
  • Advanced techniques on how to excel when testifying at deposition and at trial
  • How to avoid and survive Daubert challenges
  • The essential steps to running a profitable expert witness practice
  • How to manage risk and avoid ethical traps
  • The most common forms of abuse and how to avoid each
  • How to avoid critical expert witness mistakes
  • The meaning of common “legalese” used by lawyers
  • Much, much, more.

Price: $150.00 plus tax & shipping and handling

How to Write An Expert Witness Report

How to Be a Successful Expert Witness




  • How to write a superior expert witness report.
  •  How to write a superior expert witness report. Legal Issues and Requirements
  •  Using Charts, Graphs, Tables, Photos, and Timelines to Enhance Reports
  • State All Opinions to Which You Will Testify
  • How to Best Rebut Opposing Experts’ Opinions
  • Much, much, more.

Price: $150.00 plus tax & shipping and handling