PPEF 2012 Scholarship Period Opens With Historic $1 Million Scholarship Program Goal (January 27)

 

Promotional Products Education Foundation Scholarship Application Period Is Now Open
Submission Deadline, March 15, 2012  

IRVING, Tex., (January 27, 2012) – Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF; www.ppef.us), is excited to announce that 2012 will be a historic year for the PPEF scholarship program with cumulative lifetime awards expected to exceed the $1 million mark. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded approximately $942,000 in financial assistance.

 

Funded by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and donations from the promotional products industry, the scholarship program enables youth and professionals to continue their education on a collegiate level. The Association and industry patrons have a long-standing commitment of service to the promotional products industry and this fund supports those who demonstrate the same commitment.

Last year, sixty-six new and 28 renewal scholars were awarded $100,000 in scholarships. Scholarships were awarded to a total of 94 outstanding promotional products industry employees or their children who displayed remarkable academic achievement, extracurricular participation and community service.

The 2012-2013 scholarship application period is now open and the submission deadline is March 15, 2012.

Academic Scholarships Offered

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 2012. 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 junior and senior 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.

Vincent J. Arena Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)

 

Named for Vincent J. Arena, former PPAI board member, PPAI Hall of Fame inductee and 2000 Counselor Person of the Year who passed away in 2005 at the age of 93,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.

Castelli North America, Inc. Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)

 

Named for Sparks, Nevada based Castelli North America, Inc., a leading supplier of planners, journals and notebooks to the promotional products industry, this scholarship is available to 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.

Glen Holt Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)

 

Named for Glen Holt, MAS, CIP, former PPAI and PPEF board member, PPAI Hall of Fame inductee and 1990 Counselor Person of the Year who passed away in 2010 at the age of 76, 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.

George C. Matteson, Jr. Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)

 

Named for George C. Matteson, Jr., CAS, former PPAI and PPEF board member and PPAI Hall of Fame inductee who passed away in 2011, this scholarship is available to promotional products industry employees or their dependents attending a two- 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.

H. Ted Olson Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)

 

Named for H. Ted Olson, MAS, former president of PPAI, PPAI Hall of Fame inductee, Promotional Product Professionals of Canada Hall of Fame inductee and 1995 Counselor Person of the Year who passed away in 2010 at the age of 81, 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.

Friends of PPMN Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)

 

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

One-Year College Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)

 

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.

PPEF Scholarships

 

Application forms and guidelines are available at www.ppef.us. Application information can also be obtained by contacting Sara Besly at SaraB@ppai.org. Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2012. Winners of the scholarships will be announced in May. Donations can be mailed to PPEF, 3125 Skyway Circle North, Irving, Texas 75038.

About PPEF
PPEF is a industry-based non-profit organization that raises money to help students achieve their higher education goals. 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 $942,000 in financial assistance.

About PPAI 
Since 1903, the Promotional Products Association International, a not-for-profit, has been the standard-setting international trade association for the promotional products industry. PPAI offers education, tradeshows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its members. Today, PPAI serves more than 10,000 global members who lead the $16.5 billion industry. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. PPAI created and maintains the UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry’s only free identification system and universal company database. For information regarding 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.



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