The RV Learning Center is now accepting applications for its 2009-2010 scholarship program.
According to a press release, the program awards $2,500 scholarships to deserving college sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting, or other RV related subjects.
The scholarship program is possible through donations from the Newt and Joanne Kindlund Family, which fully funded the $270,000 scholarship endowment. The Kindlunds are the founders of Holiday RV Superstores — the first publicly-traded RV dealership – and Newt Kindlund remains an active participant in RV industry affairs and currently serves on The RVDA Education Foundation Board of Directors.
The scholarship is for RV company employees and their dependents. Dealer principals and their dependents are not eligible. A factor for awarding the scholarship may be an applicant’s background of RV industry employment or a desire to work in the RV business after completing post-secondary education. The application deadline is June 3.
Applicant requirements include:
• Must 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.
• Must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior college undergraduate student.
• Must complete a 500 word essay on their goals and objectives for attending college.
• Must submit a copy of their Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form or a copy of Pre-Application Worksheets A, B, C. These forms are available from guidance counselors or for download at no charge from the U.S. Department of Education at U.S. Department of Education .
• Must demonstrate the ability and willingness to fund a portion of their educational expenses on their own.
• Must attend an accredited four-year college or university as a condition of receiving the scholarship.
All requirements must be met by the application deadline. For an application and more information, visit RV Learning Center.