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 OFDA 2017 Scholarship Program

 2017 Scholarship Applications are now available!

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Deadline to apply:  Mar. 1, 2017

 


OFDA 2016 Scholarship Recipients

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (JUN. 3, 2016)--The Scholarship Fund of the Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) is pleased to announce that 40 college students are the proud recipients of one-year scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Chaired by IOPFDA Board Member Skip Ireland, president of COS Business Products & Interiors, the IOPFDA Scholarship Committee, which awards the scholarships, was pleased to award nearly $24,000 to students in 20 U.S. states.


Recipients Name

Member Sponsor

Joshua Benton

S&W Manufacturing

Matthew Evert

Perimeter Office Products

Edward Frenk

Mac Papers

Paul Richardson

Haworth

Larissa Stenglein

National Business Furniture

Peter Menke

Global Furniture Group

Jared Martin

Office Express

Kelsey Thomas

Benton Thomas

Madison Auby

S.P. Richards

Nathan Kuhn

Smead Manufacturing

Brendan Conahan

One Point, Inc.

Michael Guidi

The Office City

Andrew Miller

BKM Total Office

Kristin Schock

Haworth

Skyler Fariss

Tejas Office Products, Inc.

Andrew Elrod

El Lago Technologies

Madeleine Atkinson

Essendant

Maryilyn Guzman

Global Industries

Katherine Hoffman

Office Advantage

Lauren O'Connell

Corporate Environments

Rebekah Gauthier

Sayes Office Supply

Chase Miller

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

Lakeisha Nicholson

Kennedy Office

Fiona Marie Agapito

Haworth

Caroline Motley

Impact Office

Taneisha Woodard

Pivot Interiors, Inc.

Darian Eby

Perry Office Plus

Christopher Mabry

Kennedy Office

Samantha Orlic

Global Furniture Group

Justin Sassman

ECi Software Solutions

Rhionna Jubert

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

Thomas Septer

Waddell Display Cases

Rebecca Borgman

Eakes Office Solutions

Angelina Malamo

Gulf Coast Office Products

Destiny Monday

Danville Office Equipment

Kristin Mueller

Forrer Business Interiors, Inc.

Carly Weber

Stone Printing

Ashley Scrivner

Goodmans Interior Structures

Andrew Chapple

Louisiana Office Solutions Co.

Charles Smith

Essendant


 

Employees and immediate family members of all National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) and Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) member companies are eligible to apply for annual scholarships. Started more than 50 years ago with a $5,000 donation from Jennie Zachs, the founder of the C-Thru Ruler Company, the IOPFDA Scholarship Fund has given more than $2.5 million in scholarships to deserving families of office products and office furniture dealers. The fund is supported entirely through individual and member contributions

Judged by an independent panel, not only are applicants scored for their academic success but for their outside interests, extracurricular activities, community services and  financial need; any person who is an employee or related to an employee of an Association member firm may apply.


 

Past Scholarship Recipient

 


 

"Scholarships played a huge role in minimizing my overall debt. I was able to complete my undergraduate years debt-free, largely due to scholarships, for which I am very grateful."

- Hailey Holland, Scholarship Recipient (2009-2010) Sponsored by Kramer & Leonard, Inc.

 

After graduating college, Hailey immediately went into medical school at IUSM-Bloomington campus. She is now a third-year medical student in her clinical years in Indianapolis.

 

In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer with classmates and cooking new recipes. Hailey has spent quite a bit of time tutoring and mentoring throughout college and medical school (basic chemistry, anatomy and physiology, premedical student mentoring and career planning). She intends to complete a general surgery residency and continue teaching as a surgeon by eventually finding a job at an academic center.

 

Membership status will be verified. Candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before Jul. 1 of the year in which they would use the scholarship. Candidates must have an academic record sufficient to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college or graduate school may also apply. Please note: Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.

For more information, DOWNLOAD a 2016 Application Today! Questions can be directed to info@iopfda.org. Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted for 2016. The application process will be opened up again in November 2016.


“As in years past, the scholarship committee is proud to be able to help so many deserving students this year with scholarships that will assist them in following their dreams," Ireland said. "We wish each student all the best and much success as they look to the future and build their paths to success.”

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