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Promotional Products Education Foundation



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PPEF scholarships are funded by generous donors who want to help hard-working and talented students succeed.

Our Donors

$100,000 Donors

Scholarship Recipients

  • "Thank you so much for awarding me the Vincent J. Arena Scholarship. I am so grateful for the award and appreciate it being funded in the name of a PPAI Great! As the promotional products industry has been a part of my world since the day I was born, it is even more rewarding to accept a scholarship from PPEF. My mom started our family's promotional products company before I was born, and my dad joined her a year into her adventure. I have spent much time working in the warehouse, shipping and receiving orders, fulfilling company store orders, etc. It has been a wonderful way to gain an understanding of what it takes to run a business, something which I hope to be able to do one day."
    Christian Holmes
    2019 Vincent J. Arena Scholarship
  • "I want to thank you for this great gift and tremendous opportunity to complete my education. It is difficult for me to put into words the confidence, sense of pride, accomplishment, and purpose this scholarship has given me. I have worked in the promotional products industry for 20+ years and hope to do great things in the future now that I am so close to attaining my degree. On graduation day, my nine-year-old son will get to see me walk across the stage. Please know that your donations provide a stepping stone for brighter futures in the industry."
    Corrinne Birzer
    2019 Friends of PPMN Scholarship
  • "As a first-generation college student, I want to thank you for helping me make my dream possible. I am a student who loves school and learning with all of her heart and I am forever grateful to have the opportunity to pursue school for another four years or more. This scholarship will help me focus on my education, studies and goals. Again, thank you so much for granting me with such an incredible gift."
    Marilyn Bishop
    2019 Four-Year Scholarship
  • "I want to say a hearty "Thank you" for offering me this four-year scholarship. This means so much to our family since there will be three of us in college during the fall of 2019. I am an identical twin, 20 seconds older than my brother, and I have an older brother who will be in his last year of college. I will be pursuing Business Administration and Management as a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley. This is an amazing opportunity and I will rise to the challenge. Thank you so very much!"
    Dylan Ellemberg
    2019 Four-Year Scholarship