Employees at Properties with Certified Folder Racks and their Dependents are Eligible for Academic Scholarships
WLA allied member Certified Folder Display Service, Inc. is now accepting applications for the 2015 Anne Marie Fearn Memorial Scholarship Awards. Six academic scholarships totaling $17,500 will be awarded in recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit and love of travel demonstrated by Mrs. Fearn, Certified’s long-time chairman and chief executive.
Employees and dependents of employees at any hotel, resort or motel that has one of Certified’s free visitor information brochure display racks are eligible for $2,500 scholarships. Also eligible are employees and dependents of employees associated with any current Certified advertiser for which Certified distributes brochures or magazines. The application deadline is April 30, 2015 and winners will be notified June 1, 2015.
“It’s the company’s desire to give back in Mrs. Fearn’s honor to those who support the company – its employees, advertisers and display rack locations,” said Bill Deering, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “Mrs. Fearn was a strong advocate for people furthering their education and making a better life for themselves and their families. We want to recognize and support their achievements.”
In addition to the Certified Advertiser and Certified Rack Location/ Merchandiser categories, Certified also gives scholarships in the Certified Employee/Independent Contractor category. Applicant must write a one-page essay answering one of three travel and tourism-related questions. Grade point average, athletic and extracurricular activities, and community service are also taken into consideration in selecting the award winners. Click here for more information.