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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

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Cornerstone Scholarships - $1,500 Awarded

Jordan Wilson

George J. Waas Memorial Scholarship
Jordan Wilson, Awards4U, Tallahassee, FL



Emily Smith

Estelle Funk Memorial Scholarship
Emily Smith, Roy Lown’s Classic Awards & Billiards, El Paso, TX



Amanda Magyarik

JDS Industries Scholarship
Amanda Magyarik, Royal Oaks Laser Engraving, Colchester, CT



Mackenna Voss

Owen R. Siegel/RS Owens Memorial Scholarship
Mackenna Voss, Fame Awards, Owatonna, MN



Abigail Reames

Calvin E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Abigail Reames, Richard Reames Trophy, Metairie, LA



Chairman Scholarships - $1,500 Awarded

Jacob Rocklin

Peter V. Ilaria Memorial Scholarship
Jacob Rocklin, The Gavel Co., Chicago, IL



Kathryn Dehn
Engraving Concepts—Roy Brewer, CRM, Educational Scholarship
Kathryn Dehn, Zona’s Engraved Creations, Topeka, KS




Presidential Scholarships - $750 Awarded

Jessica Lamers

Award Associates Scholarship
Jessica Lamers, Personalized Awards, Mequon, WI



Dominic Jones

Recognition Roundtable Scholarship 
Dominic Jones, IKONICS Imaging, Duluth, MN



Austin White

ARIEF Scholarship
Austin White, Gold Medal Awards, Barker Hill, IN


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