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PPEF 2013 Scholarship Period Now Open

Submission Deadline March 15, 2013

February 12, 2013

Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), based in Irving, Texas, recently announced that the 2013 PPEF scholarship program is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year with $100,000 in scholarships to be awarded. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded approximately $1,042,000 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. PPAI 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, 65 new and 29 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 2013-2014 scholarship application period is now open and the submission deadline is March 15, 2013.

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 2013. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply. Scholarships are renewable for 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, 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 supplier of planners, journals and notebooks, 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.
  • Eugene P. Cesario Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)
    Named for Eugene P. Cesario, MAS, former PPAI and PPEF board member and PPAI Hall of Fame inductee who passed away in 2012, 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.

 

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