“The NPA scholarship has helped me immensely because I am able to keep furthering my education and to get one step closer to graduating without any outstanding debt. Rich Clousing and Highland Jewelry and Loan really took the initiative to put me under their wing and encourage me to apply for the scholarship. After receiving the scholarship, I felt as though it gave me an even greater drive to pursue my career in the journalism field and make my town, family, and friends back home proud.” – Dallas Milligan, 2016 FBL scholarship recipient
Would you like to do something that would make an impact in your community? Consider donating to NPA’s Future Business Leaders (FBL) scholarship fund. FBL was established by the NPA in 2003 and has since awarded approximately $140,000 to deserving students.
Donating your money for educational purposes is one of the smartest ways to make an impact and here’s why:
It Helps a Student – Studies have shown that those who have a college degree will not only receive more opportunities, but will also make more money. Many students will come out of college with thousands of dollars of debt to their name, and some will not even be able to finish their education due to their financial situation. Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help lighten the load for these students.
It Helps You – Not only do you have the opportunity to donate to a great cause, but it’s also tax deductible! More importantly, you’ll get personal satisfaction knowing you’re helping someone else.
It Helps the Community – You may not reap the benefits right away, but by helping a student complete their education, a company (maybe even yours!) will land a new employee. And who knows? You may have just found the next Mark Zuckerberg!
If you don’t want to donate money, NPA members in good standing can also sponsor a student from their community whether it is a child, customer, employee, or other individual, through the Future Business Leaders scholarship fund. Scholarship winners are chosen based on academic performance, community leadership, and written essay submissions.
Join us in helping the next generation succeed.
To sponsor a student:
Download the guidelines and application form from the NPA website, NationalPawnbrokers.org, under the Community Relations tab. The deadline for applications is April 21, 2017.
To make a financial contribution:
Send your check to NPA, PO Box 508, Keller, TX 76244