Kim R. Todora, PPAI
PPEF 2016 Scholarship Period Now Open
Promotional Products Education Foundation now accepting scholarship applications through March 15, 2016
IRVING, Tex., (January 28, 2016) – Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF; www.ppef.us), is pleased to announce that the 2016 PPEF scholarship program is now taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year with $150,000 in scholarships available. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded approximately $1,417,000 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 will award $150,000 to 74 new and 29 renewal scholars in 2016,” said, PPEF Chair, Patricia Dugan, MAS. “PPEF is proud to have increased our commitment to families with the greatest financial need by changing the structure to award larger payments to need-based recipients. It is wonderful to hear comments from students mentioning that they are the first ones in their families to go to college—truly life changing!”
The 2016-2017 scholarship application period is now open and the submission deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Academic Scholarships Offered
§ Four-Year Scholarship – ($8,000, awarded $2,000 per year; need-based)
§ Four-Year Merit Scholarship – ($4,000, awarded $1,000 annually for four years)
§ Chairman’s Scholarship – ($5,000, awarded $2,500 annually for Junior and Senior years)
§ One-Year Scholarship – ($2,000; need-based, nonrenewable)
§ One-Year Merit Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable)
§ Friends of PPMN Scholarship – ($1,000, nonrenewable for industry employees only)
PPEF Scholarships Information
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 Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Winners of the scholarships will be announced in May. Donations can be mailed to PPEF, 3125 Skyway Circle North, Irving, Texas 75038.
PPEF is an 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 $1,417,000 in financial assistance.
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 11,000 corporate members of the $20 billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 33,700 businesses and a workforce of more than 500,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocates on its behalf. PPAI operates The PPAI Expo, the industry’s largest trade show; provides the leading promotional products safety and compliance program, a prestigious professional development and certification program; and publishes industry trade journals and periodicals. 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. For more information, visit PPAI.org and find us on Twitter @PPAI_HQ, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.