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Educational Scholarship Program

The National Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) has established the NEMRA Educational Scholarship Program to assist employees and children of its representative and manufacturer members who are pursuing post-secondary education.  Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined below at the time of submission of the scholarship application.

This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin. 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the NEMRA Educational Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria at the time of submission of the scholarship application:

  • Be age 25 or younger;
  • Be a high school senior or high school graduate (or the equivalent), current post-secondary undergraduate or graduate-level student;
  • Be enrolled or plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school or graduate school for the entire upcoming academic year; and
  • Have references from at least two (2) current members (representative or manufacturer) of the National Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA).
Children of employees of NEMRA are ineligible to apply. NEMRA reserves the right to request verification of any information submitted by an applicant. All selected students will be asked to provide both an official transcript and proof of 2021/2022 school enrollment prior to the scholarship being confirmed and awarded. Selected students must provide permission for promotion of their name and scholarship in NEMRA’s media and marketing materials. All decisions are final and not eligible for appeal.

Program Calendar

September 1st -

Application website launched and program is open for application submission.

October 28th -

3:00 PM Central time, Deadline for recommendation submission.

December 15th -

Scholarship of America sends congratulatory e-notifications to recipients with the process to accept award and verify enrollment. SAI notifies non-recipients.

Notifications to Applicants

Applicants will be notified the third week in January and announced at the NEMRA annual conference. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply for the program each year if they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the NEMRA Educational Foundation. Payments are made in early August.

Scholarship Awards

Up to 21 scholarships will be awarded each year. 

Awarded scholarships are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awarded scholarships are for undergraduate, graduate or doctoral studies. Awards may be used to pay for tuition, book, lab fees, or other education-related expenses. Scholarships will be awarded via checks issued in $USD currency.

NEMRA reserves the right to alter or discontinue the NEMRA Educational Foundation at any time.

Obligations

Recipients have no obligation to the NEMRA Educational Foundation. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.

Looking to apply or need assistance?

Contact Scholarship America with any questions regarding the NEMRA scholarship program

Past Scholarship Recipients

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SERA Scholarship

CHARLES BESHENICH

Madisonville, LA

Son of Charles Beshenich – ElecTech

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Carol Rimkevicius Scholarship

OLIVIA BODIE

Hazel Park, MI

Daughter of Barb Bodie – McAuliffe Sales

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Burt Brazill Scholarship

ANNA DULION

Roswell, GA

Daughter of Michael Dulion – Tower Sales, Inc.

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Cleaves-Bessmer-Marietti Scholarship 

STONE FREEMAN

Dallas, TX

Son of Kenneth Freeman – Legrand

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Donald Egan Scholarship    

ANDREW GALT

Indianapolis, IN

Nominated by Michael Graham – Electra Products

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Barbara & Jerry Haines Scholarship        

ISABELLA HUGLEY

Portland, OR

Nominated by Roslyn Ready – Cascade Western Representatives, Inc.

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NEMRA Past Chairman’s Scholarship  

JAYDA JOHNSON

Bloomington, MN

Daughter of Ryan Johnson – Core 4 Technologies

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George E. Pickett, Jr. Scholarship

THANE JOHNSON

Lees Summit, MO

Son of Todd Johnson – Representative Firm

Ernie Lester Scholarship

JUSTIN JOHNSON

Bloomington, MN

Son of Ryan Johnson – Core 4 Technologies

Joseph E. Biben Scholarship

RANDILYN JONES

Irvine, CA

Christopher Jones – ElectroRep

Lee Guard Scholarship

KASSANDRA MEITZLER

Tampa, FL

Daughter of Kathryn Willever – Coresential

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William F Smith Scholarship

KATE METCALF

Portland, OR

Son of Michael Metcalf – Ewing Foley

Leslie Osterman Scholarship 

McKAY NICHOLAS

Mobile, AL

Daughter of Shane Nicholas – Charles W. Ashby Co., Inc.

Peter Ewing Scholarship

MARY KEENAN NICHOLAS

Mobile, AL

Daughter of Shane Nicholas – Charles W. Ashby Co., Inc.

Thomas F. Preston Scholarship

SOPHIE PEIRANO

Birmingham, AL

Daughter of David Peirano – Chas. W. Ashby Company

Lutron Scholarship

DOMINIC PEIRANO

Chattanooga, TN

Son of David Peirano – Chas. W. Ashby Company

Christopher Gardner Memorial Scholarship

KATHERINE TUMLIN

Tampa, FL

Daughter of Joe Tumlin – Coresential

Ken Hooper Scholarship

CHRISTOPHER WACKER

Altamonte Springs, FL

Son of Donald Wacker – Coast to Coast Electrical Sales, Inc.

Joe Yore Scholarship

KATHARINE WACKER

Altamonte Springs, FL

Daughter of Donald Wacker – Coast to Coast Electrical Sales, Inc.

Lawrence C. Rodger JR Scholarship

AUDREY WILKE

St. Louis, MO

Daughter of Virgil Wilke – Archway Electrical

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Wilfred B. Goldschmidt Scholarship

OLIVIA WILKE

St. Louis, MO

Daughter of Virgil Wilke – Archway Electrical

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Yanow Scholarship in Memory of Bill Brooks 

SAMANTHA WILSON

Magnolia, AR

Daughter of Jason Wilson – General Power and Control

Drew Bluethmann

Carol Rimkevicius Scholarship

DREW BLUETHMANN

Indianapolis, IN

Son of Jeffery Bluethmann – Lester Sales Co.

Caleb Breeggemann

Wilfred B. Goldschmidt Scholarship

CALEB BREEGGEMANN

Tampa Bay, FL

Son of Kenneth Breeggemann – Coresential

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Barbara & Jerry Haines Scholarship

ERIN BUCKELEW

Ocala, FL

Daughter of Christopher Buckelew – Coresential

Mary Carroll

Lee Guard Scholarship

MARY CARROLL

Cupertino, CA

Daughter of Kevin Carroll – Ewing Foley, Inc.

Anna Daniel

Joe Yore Scholarship  

ANNA DANIEL

Apex, NC

Daughter of Jim Daniel – George Pickett & Associates

James Daniel

Yanow Companies Scholarship (in memory of Bill Brooks)    

JAMES DANIEL

Apex, NC

Son of Jim Daniel – George Pickett & Associates

Anna Dulion

Peter Ewing Scholarship

ANNA DULION

Lawrenceville, GA

Daughter of Michael Dulion – Tower Sales, Inc.

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Lawrence C. Rodger Scholarship

NICKOLAS FERGUSON

Irving, TX

Son of Diane Ferguson – Burrus & Matthews

Drew Goldschmidt

Burt Brazill Scholarship

DREW GOLDSCHMIDT

Cincinnati, OH

Son of Steve Goldschmidt – GES Goldschmidt, Inc.

Zachary Hansen

John (JD) DeFazio II Award

ZACHARY HANSEN

Eden Prairie, MN

Son of Mark Hansen – North Central Sales East

Justin Johnson

NEMRA Past Chairman’s Scholarship

JUSTIN JOHNSON

Bloomington, MN

Son of Ryan Johnson – Core 4 Technologies

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George E. Pickett, Jr. Scholarship

CATHLEE KREBS

Charlotte, NC

Daughter of Clay Krebs– Robert W. Chapman Company

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Thomas F. Preston Scholarship

JASON MITTELMAN

Phoenix, AZ

Son of David Mittelman – Abbott Associates

McKay Nicholas

Lutron Scholarship

McKAY NICHOLAS

Mobile, AL

Daughter of Shane Nicholas – Charles W. Ashby Co., Inc.

Sopia Roberts

Joseph E. Biben Scholarship

SOPHIA ROBERTS

Raleigh, NC

Daughter of John Roberts – Ashby Company

Kristina Scott

Donald Egan Scholarship

KRISTINA SCOTT

Indianapolis, IN

Daughter of Dave Scott – Lester Sales Company

Cole Steiger

Kenneth W. Hooper Scholarship

COLE STEIGER

St. Louis, MO

Son of Kristina Steiger – Schaeffer Marketing Group

Christina Thomas

Leslie Osterman Scholarship

CHRISTINA THOMAS

Dallas, TX

Daughter of William Thomas – Bell & McCoy

Noah Vasquez

Ernie Lester Scholarship

NOAH VASQUEZ

Houston, TX

Recommended by Sue Stevenson – Bell & McCoy

Katharine Wacker

Christopher Gardner Memorial Scholarship

KATHARINE WACKER

Orlando, FL

Daughter of Donald Wacker – Coast to Coast Electrical Sales, Inc.

Audrey Wilke

SERA Group Scholarship

AUDREY WILKE

St. Louis, MO

Daughter of Virgil Wilke – Archway Electrical

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Cleaves-Bessmer-Marietti Scholarship

ADAM PERRY

Loveland, OH

Son of David Perry – Tri State Sales

Reagan Austin

Yanow Companies Scholarship in memory of Bill Brooks

REAGAN AUSTIN

son of John Austin

Chas W. Ashby Co., Inc.
Knoxville, TN

Abigail Breegermann

Barbara & Jerry Haines Scholarship

ABIGAIL BREEGGEMANN

daughter of Kenneth Breeggmann

Coresential
Concord, NC

Zachary Hansen

Wilfred B. Goldschmidt Scholarship

ZACHARY HANSEN

son of Mark Hansen

North Central Sales East
Eden Prairie, MN

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Thomas F. Preston Scholarship

JACKSON SPARKS

son of John Sparks

Chas. W. Ashby Co., Inc.
Knoxville, TN

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NEMRA Past Chairman’s Scholarship

HANNAH GRAY

daughter of Teresa Gray

Associated Products
Little Rock, AR

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George E. Pickett, Jr. Scholarship

JUSTIN JOHNSON

son of Ryan Johnson

Core4 Technologies
Minneapolis, MN

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SERA Group Scholarship

CAROLINE PARKER

daughter of Frank Parker Jr.

Chas. W. Ashby Co.
Birmingham, AL

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Ernie Lester Scholarship

ANNA DULION

daughter of Michael Dulion

Tower Sales
Roswell, GA

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Lee Guard Scholarship

DREW BLUETHMANN

son of Jeffrey Bluethmann

Lester Sales
Indianapolis, IN

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Cleaves-Bessmer-Marietti Scholarship

DAVID KOENIGSBURG

son of Neil Koenigsburg

One Source Associates
Columbia, MD

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Lawrence C. Rodger Scholarship

SAVANNAH UBIADAS

daughter of Johnny Lee

Burrus & Matthews
Irving, TX

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Peter Ewing Scholarship

BRENDAN FINK

son of Mark Fink

Fox-Rowden-Mcbrayer Inc.
Tampa, FL

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Burt Brazill Scholarship

ETHAN CONNER

son of Gerald Conner

Quality Electrical Lines
Canyon, TX

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Carol Rimkevicius Scholarship

ANNA DANIEL

daughter of Jim Daniel

George Pickett and Associates
Apex, NC

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Joe Yore Scholarship

ANNA HALL

daughter of Michael Hall

RB Sales Corporation
Marion, IN

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Donald Egan Scholarship

JASON MITTELMAN

son of David Mittelman

Abbott Associates
Phoenix, AZ

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Kenneth W. Hooper Scholarship

VINCENT ROMEO

son of Stephanie Romeo

One Source Associates
Columbia, MD

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Leslie Osterman Scholarship

KRISTINA SCOTT

daughter of David Scott

McAuliffe Sales Detroit
Hazel Park, MI

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Christopher Gardner Memorial Scholarship

ANDREW TUMLIN

son of Joe Tumlin

Coresential
Tampa, FL

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Joseph E. Biben Scholarship

KATHARINE WACKER

daughter of Donald Wacker

Coast to Coast Electrical Sales, Inc.
Altamonte Springs, FL

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Lutron Scholarship

CARSON YORE

son of James Yore

Coresential
Tampa, FL