2014 Future Business Leaders

 Since 2003, the NPA Future Business Leaders scholarship fund has presented one hundred and twenty-one thousand dollars ($121,000) in scholarships because of generous donations from members just like you.

As a member of NPA, you have the ability to sponsor someone for the scholarship. The money can go to help employees, your children or other family members, and even customers. Just go to the NPA website and download, complete, and submit the nomination form. Scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded annually.

The fund is not only a benefit of membership, but it also gives us a chance to develop more positive relationships with our communities and the customers we serve.


Following are the eight recipients of $1,000 scholarships for 2014:

John David Cravey
Sponsor – Insta-Cash Pawn, Longview, TX

Stephen Shelby Garris
Sponsor – Sylacauga Pawn Shop, Sylacauga, AL

Miranda Jones
Sponsor – Bill’s Pawn & Jewelry, Valley Station, KY

Zackary Kyle Lytton
Sponsor — Sylacauga Pawn Shop, Sylacauga, AL

Gracyn McCarty
Sponsor — Sam Houston Pawn & Jewelry, Victoria, TX

Daniel M. Rovak
Sponsor — Shane’s-The Pawn Shop, Chicago Heights, IL

Wesley R. Strong
Sponsor – Sylacauga Pawn Shop, Sylacauga, AL

Michael Alan Watson
Sponsor – Sylacauga Pawn Shop, Sylacauga, AL

The NPA has been a supporter of Concerns of Police Survivors, or C.O.P.S., since the beginning of our scholarship program, and we are honored to present two $1,000 scholarships to the organization this year. These winners will be announced in a future issue of National Pawnbroker magazine.