Three New Partners to Offer Scholarships in 2014February 4, 2014
Three additional AAMA member companies will be participating in the AAMA Scholarship Partner Program in 2014 – MI Windows and Doors, PGT Industries and Veka. – adding even more opportunity for scholastic funding to eligible students.
Quanex Building Products and Graham Architectural Products have been AAMA Scholarship Partners since the program’s inception in 2003. Milgard Manufacturing joined as a Partner in 2008 and in 2013, Simonton Windows and Architectural Testing also joined as Partners.
Candidates with an eligible affiliation with any of these eight companies and who fulfill the scholarship’s degree requirements will be considered for the Partner Program awards. Between these companies, the Partner Program will offer up to 14 awards in 2014.
AAMA Scholarship Partner Program
The AAMA Scholarship Partner Program is a member benefit that is again being offered in 2014. The Partner Program allows companies to extend an added benefit to their employees with opportunities for financial aid in furthering their children's education.
Or, if your company already offers a scholarship program, partnering with AAMA can significantly reduce the administrative resources that your company allocates to its program. In the Partner Program, AAMA oversees the program set-up, including the online application process and promotional materials, and also utilizes a third-party selection team to review applications and select scholarship recipients. AAMA will communicate with your company about the status of submitted applications and final winner selection. Additionally, qualified Partner applicants are automatically considered for the AAMA Scholarship Program.
AAMA Scholarship Program
In addition, AAMA will continue offering its annual scholarships in the amount of $2,000. All eligible children of employees of AAMA member companies are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to obtain financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field related to the building products industry. Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.
AAMA offers at least three $2000 scholarships each year and awards additional scholarships as a result of the generous donations received from member companies.
All Applications Due April 1
Applications for the AAMA Scholarship Program and the Partner Programs are due April 1. Visit the Members Only portion of the AAMA website or www.aim.applyists.net to apply.
If you would like further information about the AAMA Scholarship Program or would like for your company to participate in the Partner Program next year, please visit the AAMA Scholarship Program web page or contact Jannine Klemencic, AAMA’s Association Services Assistant, as soon as possible to ensure your involvement.