Frequeuently Asked Scholarship Questions
What are NOPA and OFDA?
NOPA and OFDA are sister associations that represent over 1, 500 office products and furniture dealers and their trading partners. Our members supply the tools and services for the office, the nerve center of the world’s industries. From the office comes information which leads to decisions and directives that keep the world’s entire economy in motion.
Who Can Apply?
Any person who is an employee or related to an employee of an Association member firm may apply. Membership status will be verified. Candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1 of the year in which they would use the scholarship. They mush have an academic record sufficient to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college or graduate school are also eligible to apply. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.
Where can I get the current year's application?
The downloadable application can be found on the Scholarship main page, or on a flyout from the main page.
Should I submit all my materials together?
There will be some materials, such as your official transcripts and recommendations that will be sent in individually, though we would prefer if those items come together in one package if possible.
The Judging Process
Judging is done by a financial aid professional from a major Washington, D.C. university. This professional takes into consideration academic success, interest, special abilities, financial need and other factors in arriving at their choice of scholarship recipients. All applicants will be notified by June 30th whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship.