Taylor Boyd, whose father is a full-time employee at Lazydays RV of Tampa, Fla., has been chosen to receive the Mike Molino RV Learning Center Scholarship for academic year 2019-20. Endowed through the Kindlund Family Foundation, the $2,500 award goes to a deserving RV company employee or their dependent enrolled in undergraduate studies.
According to a release, Boyd is entering her final year as a business student, maintaining a near-perfect 3.98 GPA at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She plans to pursue a management position within the RV industry, noting, “I am especially interested in the human resources department, since I believe [a] main business goal is to rightfully take care of the people who make the company a success.”
The Kindlund family, which endowed the scholarship program with $270,000, remains active in the RV industry even after selling its corporation, Holiday RV Superstores, in 1999. Newt Kindlund serves as director emeritus on the RV Learning Center board of directors. “This scholarship is one of the oldest in the industry and we are very proud to have established it over 19 years ago,” Kindlund said.
The Learning Center’s scholarship program recognizes deserving rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Applicants are judged on their current RV industry involvement or their plan to seek employment in the industry upon graduation, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and honors, financial need, and a 500-word essay on their goals and objectives after college. The program has awarded $72,500 to 29 students since its inception in 2000.