PPEF Awards $278,750 In Scholarships for 2021-22 School Year
The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the promotional products industry’s nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and encouraging scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, will award $278,750 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.
“Very few industries are as close-knit and deliberate about the success of others as the promotional products industry,” said Dustin Wicks, vice chair of PPEF’s scholarship committee. “It’s inspiring to see moments when our industry truly comes together to stand behind a great cause. PPEF is one of these efforts that directly contributes to the future success of both our industry and the students that will help lead us into an even better tomorrow. And it’s all made possible by the generous donation of those in the promotional products industry. Our industry continues to step up to help each other, and this generous support of PPEF solidifies a very promising future.”
This year, PPEF is awarding 130 new and 31 renewal scholarships to selected recipients who have displayed remarkable academic achievement, extracurricular participation and community service. Each will receive between $1,000 and $9,000 to support their college educations. Since the PPEF was founded in 1989, it has awarded $2,726,750 in financial assistance to 1,488 recipients.
Funded by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and donations from companies and individuals within the promotional products industry, the scholarship program enables youth and professionals to continue their education at the collegiate level. The association and industry patrons have a long-standing commitment to service of the promotional products industry and this fund supports those who demonstrate that same commitment.
“We are so grateful for those who continue to support the efforts of the foundation, and so honored to be able to recognize our recipients with these scholarships,” said PPEF executive director Sara Besly.
For more information on PPEF, visit www.ppef.us.