Future Business Leaders Scholarship (FBL) Scholarship Program

Although children represent less than 25% of the population in our country, they are 100% of our future!  

The National Pawnbrokers Association is proud to offer scholarships to the children of NPA member pawnbrokers. With more pawnshops moving into second, third, and for some, fourth generation of family ownership, it is more important than ever to educate the young people who will be running these stores in the future. 

Due to the highly competitive nature of this program, the NPA FBL Scholarship Fund has established some guidelines for students to carefully consider before submitting an application. Applicants should:  

  1. Rank in the top 50 percent of their high school class
  2. Have a 1,000 combined SAT score or the equivalent ACT score 
  3. Have a 2.5 GPA or better
  4. Demonstrate school and community activity 
  5. Write a 300-500 word essay 

Eligibility Requirements for Students  

  1. Applicants must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or trade school. 
  2. The applicant must be the child of an NPA member in good standing during the 12 consecutive months preceding the application deadline of June 1, 2022. In addition, the parent must not have been a National Pawnbrokers Association Officer, a member of the FBL qualifying committee, or an employee of the National Pawnbrokers Association during this period.

Apply below:

The NPA Future Business Leaders Scholarship Fund is an independent organization established and registered as a tax-exempt entity under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to qualified children of members of the National Pawnbrokers Association. Contributions to the FBL are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. The National Pawnbrokers Association provides certain in-kind services to the Fund, such as a portion of the association website, in order to benefit members and, their children. 

Questions? Contact the NPA at info@nationalpawnbrokers.org