Promotional Products Education Foundation Awards 97 College Scholarships
All across the country, Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) scholars are receiving letters of congratulations and notice of scholarship awards. Scholarships of $100,000 were awarded to 97 outstanding promotional products industry employees or their children, 68 new and 29 renewals, 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.
"It is incredible to see PPEF's donor dollars working toward the betterment of our industry through higher education," said Kippie Helzel, PPEF chair. "Every year, thanks to the generosity and support of corporate and individual donors, our collective efforts help college students and professionals come one step closer to realizing their goals for success."
PPEF, a nonprofit founded in 1989 to recognize and encourage scholastic ability and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their children has awarded more than $1 million in financial assistance to more than 678 recipients.
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.
Descriptions of each of the PPEF scholarships are presented below. A full list of winners is available on PPEF's website.
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 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.