The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the industry’s nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and encouraging scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, will award $278,750 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. This brings the total amount awarded since PPEF’s founding in 1989 to more than $2.7 million to 1,488 recipients.

“Very few industries are as close-knit and deliberate about the success of others as the promotional products industry,” says Dustin Wicks, sales system product manager for HALO and vice chair of PPEF’s scholarship committee. “It’s inspiring to see moments when our industry truly comes together to stand behind a great cause. The Promotional Products Education Foundation is one of these efforts that directly contributes to the future success of both our industry and the students that will help lead us into an even better tomorrow. And it’s all made possible by the generous donations of those in the promotional products industry. Our industry continues to step up to help each other and this generous support of PPEF solidifies a very promising future.”

This year, PPEF is awarding 130 new and 31 renewal scholarships to selected recipients who have displayed remarkable academic achievement, extracurricular participation and community service. Each will receive between $1,000 and $9,000 to support their college educations.

Funded by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and generous donations from companies and individuals within the promotional products industry, the scholarship program enables youth and professionals to continue their education at the 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.

The full list of 2021 scholarship recipients is available here, along with details on how to help support PPEF and its scholarship program.