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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 for 2024 are now open.

Please submit your application by December 15, 2023

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“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

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Cornerstone Scholarships - $1,000 Awarded

Ann Humphreys

George J. Waas Memorial Scholarship
Anna Humphreys, Soaring Eagle Designs, Hesston, KS 



Emily Smith

Estelle Funk Memorial Scholarship
Emily Smith, Roy Lown's Classic Awards and Billiards, El Paso, TX



Riley Guy

JDS Industries Scholarship
Riley Guy, Cowart Awards Inc, Greenville, SC



Maxwell Voeltner

Owen R. Siegel/RS Owens Memorial Scholarship
Maxwell Voeltner, Marco Awards Group, Ellicott City, MD



Lucas Reckinger

Calvin E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
Lucas Reckinger, Ed’s Trophies, Newport, MN 



Chairman Scholarships - $1,000 Awarded

Robert Wyatt

Peter V. Ilaria Memorial Scholarship
Robert Wyatt, Highest Honor, Washington Township, MI 



Ryan Locklair
Engraving Concepts—Roy Brewer, CRM, Educational Scholarship
Ryan Locklair, ABC Trophies, Summerville, SC 




Presidential Scholarships - $500 Awarded

Tyler Sherman

Award Associates Scholarship
Tyler Sherman, Highest Honor, Washington, MI 



Tyler Troyer

Recognition Roundtable Scholarship 
Tyler Troyer, Texas Specialty Manufacturing, Canyon, TX 



Kieran Chapellaz

ARIEF Scholarship
Kieran Chapellaz, CT Awards & Promotions, St. Francis, Manitoba, Canada


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