The 2008-2009 RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center scholarship recipient is Lindsay O’Bryan of Ft. Myers, Fla.
O’Bryan received $2,500 toward her higher education through the scholarship, endowed by the Kindlund Family Foundation.
O’Bryan is in the honors program at the University of Tampa, majoring in marketing. Her employer is Vector Marketing Corp. and she is sponsored by North Trail RV in Ft. Myers.
“Joanne and I are pleased to see this year’s scholarship go to someone who is so eminently qualified,” said Newt Kindlund.
The Kindlund’s were the founders of Holiday RV Superstores, which was the first publicly traded RV dealership. After selling the corporation in 1999, the Kindlund’s remain active in the RV industry. Newt Kindlund currently serves on the RVDA Education Foundation board.
The Kindlund Family Foundation has given $270,000 to the RVDA Education Scholarship endowment.
The RV Learning Center scholarship program recognizes deserving rising college sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students. The selection process weighs the following criteria: academic achievement, a 500-word essay on goals and objectives in college, extracurricular activities and honors, RV industry involvement and financial need.
Since its inception in 2000, the program has awarded $42,500 in scholarship funds to 13 recipients.