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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 will open in Fall 2024.

“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

2024 Scholarship Recipients

Cornerstone Scholarships - $1,000 Awarded

Kendal Forman

George J. Waas Memorial Scholarship
Kendall Forman, Trophy Awards & Manufacturing 



Ammon Castillo

Estelle Funk Memorial Scholarship
Ammon Castillo, Recognition Awards & More!



Aiden Fouhy

JDS Industries Scholarship
Aiden Fouhy, Moonlight Laser Works



Chase Harr (no image)

Owen R. Siegel/RS Owens Memorial Scholarship
Chase Harr, Winner's Choice



Kayla Mitchiner

Calvin E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Kayla Mitchiner, Epilog Laser



Chairman Scholarships - $1,000 Awarded

Kieran Chapellaz

Peter V. Ilaria Memorial Scholarship
Kieran Chapellaz, CT Awards & Promotions, St. Francis, Manitoba, CA



Kiley Hill


Engraving Concepts—Roy Brewer, CRM, Educational Scholarship
Kiley Hill, Advanced Graphics




Presidential Scholarships - $500 Awarded

Morgan Frank

Award Associates Scholarship
Morgan Frank, Catania Medallic 



Abigail Reckinger

Recognition Roundtable Scholarship 
Abigail Reckinger, Ed's Trophies



Riley Guy

ARIEF Scholarship
Riley Guy, Cowart Awards Inc, Greenville, SC


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