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RV Learning Center Offers $2,500 Scholarships

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February 26, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

LearningCenter v5The RV Learning Center is now accepting applications for its 2010-2011 scholarship program, according to a release from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).

The RV Learning Center scholarship 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 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 4.

The RV Learning Center scholarship program is possible through the generosity of the Newt and Joanne Kindlund family. The Kindlunds are the founders of Holiday RV Superstores — the first publicly traded RV dealership. The Kindlunds sold the company in 1999. Newt Kindlund remains an active participant in RV industry affairs and currently serves on the RVDA Education Foundation board of directors. The Kindlund family has fully funded the $270,000 foundation scholarship endowment.

“The purpose of the RV Learning Center scholarship is to help students acquire knowledge and skills that will contribute to the future of the RV industry,” said Newt Kindlund. “Joanne and I urge all eligible students to apply and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to advance their educational goals.”

“On behalf of the RVDA Education Foundation’s board of directors, I am pleased the RV Learning Center is able to continue to recognize outstanding students with its scholarship program,” said RVDA Education Foundation Chairman Rick Horsey of Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, Del. “It is another example of the RV Learning Center’s continuing commitment to our industry’s growth.”

Here are the RV Learning Center scholarship requirements. The applicant 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.
  • Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior college undergraduate student.
  • Complete a 500-word essay on their goals and objectives for attending college.
  • Submit a copy of Pre-Application Worksheets. These forms are available from guidance counselors or may be downloaded for no charge from the U.S. Department of Education at www.fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA forms) or at www.fafsa.ed.gov/fafsaws01bw.pdf (pre-application worksheet).
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to fund a portion of their educational expenses on their own.
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university as a condition of receiving the scholarship.

All requirements must be met by the application deadline of June 4. For an application and more information, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com.

For more information on the RV Learning Center, visit www.rvlearningcenter.com, send an e-mail to info@rvda.org, or a fax to (703) 591-0734. The RVDA Education Foundation is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.

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