This month, the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has sent letters of congratulations and notices of scholarship awards to 97 students across the country. Sixty-eight new and 29 renewed scholarships totaling $100,000 were awarded to outstanding promotional products industry employees or their children who displayed remarkable academic achievement, extracurricular participation and community service. Each will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 to support their college educations.
“It is incredible to see PPEF’s donor dollars working toward the betterment of our industry through higher education,” says Kippie Helzel, MAS, PPEF chair. “Every year, thanks to the generosity and support of corporate and individual donors, our collective efforts help college students and professionals come one step closer to realizing their goals for success.”
PPEF, a nonprofit founded in 1989 to recognize and encourage scholastic ability and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their children, has awarded more than $1 million in financial assistance to more than 678 recipients.
Funded by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and donations from the promotional products industry, the scholarship program enables youth and professionals to continue their education on a collegiate level. The Association and industry patrons have a long-standing commitment of service to the promotional products industry, and this fund supports those who demonstrate the same commitment.
To learn more about PPEF scholarships and the 2013 recipients, click here.