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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. Apply now!

“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

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Cornerstone Scholarships

George J. Waas Memorial Scholarship
Melanie Reinhart, Artistic Awards & Laser Specialists, North Zionsville, IN


Estelle Funk Memorial Scholarship
Mackenna Voss, Fame Awards, Owatonna, MN

 JDS Industries Scholarship
Lily Higginbotham, 5Star Awards, Cary NC


 Owen R. Siegel/RS Owens Memorial Scholarship
Morgan Hunt, Continental Awards & Trophies, Eads, TN

Calvin E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Sophia Busch, Trophy Awards, Cincinnati, OH

Chairman Scholarships

 Peter V. Ilaria Memorial Scholarship
Larissa Voss, Fame Awards,Owatonna, MN



Engraving Concepts- Roy Brewer, CRM, Educational Scholarship
Brendon Krimmel, Hook's Engraving Inc., Washington, MI



Presidential Scholarships 

 Award Associates' Joe Rutherford Memorial Scholarship
Landon May, JDS Industries, Sioux Falls, SD

Recognition Roundtable Scholarship 
Chaise Crenshaw, JDS Industries, St. Charles, MO

ARIEF Scholarship
Brody Chapellaz, Chapellaz Trophies, Manitoba, BC, Canada


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