PPEF to Award $100,000 in College Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Keith Vincent
972-258-3040

PPEF TO AWARD $100,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Irving, Texas, (January 28, 2010) Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is pleased to announce that it will award $100,000 in college scholarships in 2010. PPEF will make awards in the following categories:  

Four-Year College Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Achievement
($4,000, awarded $1,000 annually for four years)

This scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents entering a four-year accredited college or university as a freshman in the fall of 2010. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply. Scholarships are renewable for the four years of college, provided that the student meets the minimum GPA requirement and current employment in the promotional products industry is maintained by the student or parent.

Chairman’s College Scholarship
($5,000, awarded $2,500 annually for two years)

This scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents entering their junior year of college, actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in an academic field related to promotional products and expressing a clear intent to enter the promotional products industry after graduation. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply. Scholarships are renewable for the senior year of college, provided that the student meets the minimum GPA requirement and current employment in the promotional products industry is maintained by the student or parent.

One-Year College Scholarship
($1,000)

This scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents attending a two-year or four-year accredited undergraduate college or university. Students must take at least six credit hours per semester and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply.

Vincent J. Arena Scholarship
($1,000)

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who meets all requirements for the One-Year Scholarships.

Friends of PPMN Scholarship
($1,000)

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time promotional products industry employee for undergraduate or graduate level coursework at an accredited college or university.

Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2010. Winners of the scholarships will be announced in May. Scholarship applications and guidelines can be found at www.ppef.us. Please direct questions to Sara Besly at SaraB@ppai.org.

PPEF was founded to recognize and encourage scholastic ability and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their children. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded approximately $742,000 in financial assistance.

For more information about Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at www.ppai.org or contact PPAI at 972-258-3040 or PR@ppai.org.



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