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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

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Cornerstone Scholarships

George J. Waas Memorial Scholarship
Morgan Hunt, Continental Awards & Trophies, Eads, TN

Estelle Funk Memorial Scholarship
Michael Lamers, Personalized Awards, Mequon, WI

JDS Industries Scholarship
Aaron Sherman, Highest Honor, Sterling Heights, MI

Owen R. Siegel/RS Owens Memorial Scholarship
Sierra Hemeyer, Crown Engraving, Mesa, AZ

Calvin E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Clinton O’Dell, Marco, Charlotte, NC

Chairman Scholarships

Peter V. Ilaria Memorial Scholarship
Jadon Haynes, Custom Awards, Urbandale, IA

Engraving Concepts- Roy Brewer, CRM, Educational Scholarship
Maia Zoller, Vanway Trophy & Award, Rapid City, SD

Presidential Scholarships

Award Associates' Joe Rutherford Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Hanson,, Issaquah, WA

Recognition Roundtable Scholarship
Jayce Ward, Cowart Awards, Silver City, NM

ARIEF Scholarship
Christian Ball, Allied Trophy, Longview, TX

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Awards and Personalization Association

The Awards and Personalization Association is the organization for retailers and suppliers of personalized and customized items. By providing education, meetings, and access to a vibrant network of professionals, the Awards and Personalization Association is the one place to ensure the growth of your talent, your business, and your professional community.

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