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ARIEF Scholarship Program

The Awards and Recognition Industry Educational Foundation encourages all eligible students to apply for one of 10 available scholarships offered annually. These scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing higher education in any field. Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee. This committee conducts blind reviews of candidate applications, letters of recommendation, and essays.

The scholarships are open to all Awards and Personalization Association member company employees, their children, or their grandchildren.

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“I am extremely grateful for this scholarship! This industry has provided for me all of my life through my father's business... and for that I am very thankful!” –Larissa Voss

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Cornerstone Scholarships - $1,500 Awarded


sophia busch

George J. Waas Memorial Scholarship
Sophia Busch, Trophy Awards, Cincinnati, OH



annie mcclean

Estelle Funk Memorial Scholarship
Annie McLean, Village Plaquesmith, East Islip, NY



 JDS Industries Scholarship
Melanie Reinhart, Artistic Awards, Zionsville, IN



 Owen R. Siegel/RS Owens Memorial Scholarship
Amanda Magyarik, Royal Oaks Laser Engraving, Colchester, CT



Calvin E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Luke Norman, IKONICS Imaging, Duluth, MN



Chairman Scholarships - $1,500 Awarded


 Peter V. Ilaria Memorial Scholarship
Morgan Hunt, Continental Awards & Trophies (PDU CAT), Eads, TN



Engraving Concepts- Roy Brewer, CRM, Educational Scholarship
Mackenna Voss, Fame Awards, Owatonna, MN



Presidential Scholarships - $750 Awarded


 Award Associates' Joe Rutherford Memorial Scholarship
Brody Chapellaz, Chapellaz Trophies, Manitoba, BC, Canada



Recognition Roundtable Scholarship 
Larissa Voss, Fame Awards, Owatonna, MN

ARIEF Scholarship
Maggie Frank, Catania Medallic, Avon Lakes, OH


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