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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 APA member company employees, their children, or their grandchildren.

Applications for 2023 are now open. Applications must be submitted by December 16, 2022

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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

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Cornerstone Scholarships - $1,000 Awarded

Dana Jones

George J. Waas Memorial Scholarship
Dana Jones, IKONICS, Duluth, MN

 

 

Zachary Crowe

Estelle Funk Memorial Scholarship
Zachary Crowe, Artistic Awards, Bloomington, IN

 

 

Emily Smith

JDS Industries Scholarship
Emily Smith, Roy Lown's Classic Awards and Billiards, El Paso, TX

 

 

Mickaela Buzzy

Owen R. Siegel/RS Owens Memorial Scholarship
Mickaela Buzzy, Alpine Awards & Engraving, Oneonta, NY

 

 

Jaxon Haynes

Calvin E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Jaxon Haynes, Custom Awards & Engraving, Urbandale, IA

 

 

Chairman Scholarships - $1,000 Awarded

Addie Lopez

Peter V. Ilaria Memorial Scholarship
Addie Marie Lopez, Award Master, Duson, LA

 

 

McKenna Tabery
Engraving Concepts—Roy Brewer, CRM, Educational Scholarship
McKenna Tabery, Geneva Capital, Alexandria, MN

 

 

 

Presidential Scholarships - $500 Awarded

Vincent Tomar

Award Associates Scholarship
Vincent Tomar, Victory Awards & Promotions, Severna Park, MD

 

 

Jackson Reed

Recognition Roundtable Scholarship 
Jackson Reed, L&K Trophy House, Mufreesboro, TN

 

 

Cody Johnson

ARIEF Scholarship
Cody Johnson, Gemini, Rosemount, MN

 


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