Promotional Products Education Foundation Awards $100,000 In College Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Kim R. Todora
PPAI
972-258-3063
888-426-7724
KimT@ppai.org
    

Promotional Products Education Foundation Awards $100,000 In College Scholarships

IRVING, Tex., (June 23, 2011) – Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has selected their PPEF scholars for 2011.  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. Each will be awarded between $1,000 and $5,000 to support their college educations. 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.

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. 

PPEF scholarships are presented 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 2011. 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

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.

 

SCHOLARSHIP - Student

Home City

Individual & Company Affiliation

College/University

FOUR-YEAR

Reid Furubayashi

Seattle, WA

Hugh Furubayashi, SanMar Corp.

 Claremont McKenna College

Adam Kubat

Owatonna, MN

Ryan & Pam Kubat, Corporate Recognition

 Univ. of Minnesota- Twin Cities


 

SCHOLARSHIP - Student

Home City

Individual & Company Affiliation

College/University

FOUR-YEAR - continued

Grace Radler

Marietta, GA

Kathleen Radler, Southern Apparel Images

 Winthrop University

Benjamin Sander

Cleves, OH

Jan Sander, Sander Specialty Products

 University of Arizona

Rebekah Smith

Crown Point, IN

Kevin & Amy Smith, Doulos Design, Inc.

 Purdue University

Landen Tinar

Castroville, TX

Joan Boehme Tinar, JT Advertising & Graphics

 Texas A&M University

Christine Truong

Anaheim, CA

Phi-Hang Nguyen, Via

 Univ. of California- Los Angeles

Jacob Valdez

Tucson, AZ

Brian H. Woods, Southwest Print & Promotions

 University of Pennsylvania

Callie Wilbat

Deerfield, IL

Cara Chenfeld-Wilbat, GO Promotions

 University of Michigan

Jennifer Wittenberg

Glen Ellyn, IL

Ken Wittenberg, Summit Marketing

 Washington University

CHAIRMAN’S

Samantha Littlepage

Richmond, TX

Lori & Chuck Littlepage, Ice Blue Advertising

St. Edward's University

Jeffrey Seelinger

Colleyville, TX

Nanci Seelinger, Nova Specialty Marketing/Promo Plus

University of Texas - Austin

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

FRIENDS OF PPMN - Becki Carlson

Roseville, CA

Self, Hometown Imprints & Promotions

Sierra College

V.J. ARENA - Ian MacGillivray

Columbiana, OH

Maggie Guglielmo, Flags and Specialties

 Harvard College

Castelli North America - Rachel Smith

Crown Point, IN

Kevin & Amy Smith, Doulos Design, Inc.

Indiana Wesleyan University

G. Holt - Jonathan Franco

Melville, NY

Michael Franco, Fast Track Promos

 University of Florida

H.T. Olson - Davis Lundberg

Lindon, UT

Carolyn Lundberg, Onvoy International

 Brigham Young University

ONE-YEAR

Stephen Albright

Greenfield Center, NY

Eileen Albright, T-Shirt Graphics

Brown University

Wilson Allen

Prestonsburg, KY

Kathy Allen, HiTech Signs & Graphix

 Georgetown College

Andrew Baritz

White Plains, NY

Marc Baritz, Eagle Eye Promotions

 Ithaca College

Laura Bedol

Claremont, CA

Mark Bedol, Bedol International Group Inc.

 California State Univ.- Long Beach

Jake Berlin

Orem, UT

John Berlin, Ad Value

Brigham Young University

Rebecca Brogan

Frenchtown, NJ

John Brogan, Jr., Legends Design & Graphics, LLC

 Rutgers University

Megan Carmazzi

Sacramento, CA

Karen Carmazzi, Geiger

 California Polytechnic State Univ.

Cara Chernow

Dresher, PA

Amy Chernow, PPL Promotions

 Penn State University

Nundie Cliett

Stockbridge, GA

Simone Morrow-Cliett, Numint and Associates

Albany State University

Nicole Cohen

Marietta, GA

Bruce Cohen, Jack Nadel International

 University of Georgia

Rachel Cox

Newark, DE

Nancy Quade, New Image Inc.

Georgetown University

Matthew Davidson

Sacramento, CA

Leon Davidson, Promo Shop

 College of the Holy Cross

Rachel Davis

Ipswich, MA

Priscilla Davis, Coastal Promotions

 Northeastern University

Stephanie Diaz

Tracy, CA

Karen Diaz, PDQ Promotions

University of the Pacific

Jennifer DiCiesare

Larkspur, CO

Mark DiCiesare, Superior Marketing Solutions

Colorado State Univ. - Pueblo

Audrey Eaton

Downers Grove, IL

Alma Eaton, HALO Branded Solutions

 University of Notre Dame

Karyn Ehmann

Rochester, NY

James J. Ehmann, Pro Motivations by Design Inc.

 Plattsburgh State Univ. of New York

Peter Eisinger

Wheat Ridge, CO

Robert Eisinger, Eisinger Smith

 Colorado School of Mines

Gila Gerstman

Baltimore, MD

Seth Gerstman, FLAG Enterprises

 Hebrew Theological College

Carla Gibbs

Omaha, NE

Don Gibbs, Heartland Enterprises

 Saint Louis University

Jael Goldstein

Morton Grove, IL

Irwin Goldstein, HALO Branded Solutions

Barnard College

David Herzka

Roslyn, NY

Leslie Herzka, AIA/ColorPre Promotions

Duke University

Dylan Hysen

Silver Spring, MD

Susan Hysen, Summit Marketing

 College of William & Mary

Alexandra Laessig

Dunedin, FL

Isabel Laessig, Sports Katz, Inc.

 University of Florida


 

SCHOLARSHIP - Student

Home City

Individual & Company Affiliation

College/University

ONE-YEAR - continued

Olivia Lee

Alexander City, AL

Kenneth R. Lee, Lee Apparel & Promotional Products

University of Alabama

Natalie Lipic

St. Louis, MO

Stephen Lipic, Lipic's Inc.

 Univ. of Missouri- Columbia

Taylor Maher

Venetia, PA

Jacqueline Maher, A-Link Printing & Promotions

Penn State University

Elizabeth Malinowski

Williamsville, NY

Edward A. Malinowski, ESM Enterprises, Inc.

 Buffalo State College

Shannon Martineau

Sabattus, ME

Blaine Martineau, Geiger/G4 Services

University of New England

Haley Mason

Northern Cambria, PA

Kimberly Mason, Graphic Connections

 Penn State University

Kaci McCleary

Newton, IA

Bobette McCleary, Newton Manufacturing

Iowa State University

Hillary McManus

Alpharetta, GA

Jack & Kristina McManus, Promotional Outfitters, Inc.

Elon University

Elizabeth Miller

Colleyville, TX

Tom Miller, The Miller Company

Baylor University

Parker Mills

Singer Island, FL

Mary Mills, EmbroidMe

University of Florida

Joshua Newman

Buffalo Grove, IL

Karyn Newman, K Two Promotions

 Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Christopher O'Neal

Cottontown, TN

Marliss O'Neal, Imagination Branding

 Carson Newman College

Denise Pezzulo

Merrick, NY

William A. Pezzulo, J.W.'s Wholesale

The New School-Parsons School of Design

Jessica Pomerantz

Boca Raton, FL

Debra Pomerantz, Studio Devere

 University of South Florida

Eytan Potash

Teaneck, NJ

Stanley Potash, BIL Office Products of New Jersey

 Yeshiva University

Jacob Rosenbloom

Dallas, TX

Frank Rosenbloom, Classic Caps and Embroidery

 Harvey Mudd College

Ian Sander

Cleves, OH

Jan Sander, Sander Specialty Products

University of Virginia

Julian "Kevin" Shutzberg

Atlanta, GA

Leonard Shutzberg, Americo Manufacturing Co.

Georgia Tech

Regina Spranger

Danville, CA

Michael Spranger, Promotional Edge

 Univ. of California- Berkeley

Thomas Szidik

Grand Rapids, MI

David Szidik, Proforma Infinite Marketing Solutions

Ferris State University

Matthew Warnez

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Thomas Warnez, Metcom, Inc.

University of Michigan

Katrina Weisbecker

Watertown, WI

David Weisbecker, AIA/Mainstreet Promotions

Lewis & Clark College

Shareis Wint

Philadelphia, PA

Joy Thompson, Advertising Specialty Institute

 Pace University

Allen Yu

Claremont, CA

Cheng T. Yu, Maxplus International, Inc.

 Univ. of California- Los Angeles

Scott Zanar

Royersford, PA

Bruce Zanar, Pennsylvania Promotions

 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

 
PPEF Scholarships
To learn more about applying for the 2012 scholarships, applicants are invited to log on to www.ppef.us and click on the application forms. The application deadline for 2012 is March 15, 2012. Please direct questions to Sara Besly at SaraB@ppai.org.

About PPAI
Since 1903, 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 8,500 global members who lead the $16.5 billion dollar 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.

 



Feedback

sending

Send Us An E-mail

You will receive a copy of this e-mail

sending