Applications are now available for the Mike Molino RV Learning Center’s scholarship program.
According to a press release, deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects are eligible to apply for the $2,500 award for the 2017-2018 school year. The deadline to apply is June 30.
Dealers are able to offer this opportunity to their team specifically because of their employment in the RV industry. A factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background in the RV industry employment or a desire to work in the RV industry after completing post-secondary education.
Posters publicizing the scholarship are available through the RV Learning Center so dealers can display them in the workplace to alert employees to the opportunity. To obtain an application, poster, or more information, click here. Dealer principals, their family and dependents, are not eligible.
- Attend an accredited four-year college or university and be a rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student as a condition of receiving the scholarship.
- Have a 2.8 or better cumulative grade point average, and a 1050 minimum SAT score (1575 minimum on the 2400 point scale). A minimum ACT composite score of 22 is also acceptable.
- Complete a 500-word essay on their goals and objectives for college and career.
- Submit a copy of their Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form which is available from guidance counselors or for download at no charge from the U.S. Department of Education at http://fafsa.ed.gov. If you need help on how to complete a FAFSA form, watch this video.
- Demonstrate the ability and willingness to fund a portion of their educational expenses on their own.
The scholarship program is possible through the generosity of the Newt and Joanne Kindlund Family. The Kindlunds are the founders of Holiday RV Superstores — the first publicly-traded RV dealership. The Kindlunds sold the company in 1999.
Newt Kindlund remains an active participant in RV industry affairs and currently serves on the RV Learning Center board of directors. The Kindlund Family has fully funded the $270,000 Foundation scholarship endowment.