College juniors Ross Albert and Johnathon Miles are the latest recipients of $2,500 scholarships from the RV Learning Center Scholarship Program, which is endowed through The Kindlund Family Foundation.
Albert is majoring in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University and hopes to research alternative fuels for diesel engines. His sponsor is Ace Fogdall RV, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Miles is studying accounting and finance at Niagara University. He has worked in RV dealerships for five years and wants to help more families buy RVs. His sponsor is Colton RV, North Tonawanda, N.Y., where he currently works.
“Ross and Johnathan are excellent students. They are working hard in school to advance themselves and help build a better future for the RV industry,” said Newt Kindlund.
The RV Learning Center Scholarship Program recognizes deserving rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors. Applicants are judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and honors, RV industry involvement, financial need and a 500-word essay. The program has awarded more than $50,000 to 20 students since its inception in 2000.
The Kindlund family, which endowed the scholarship program with $270,000, remains active in the RV industry even after selling its corporation, Holiday RV Superstores, in 1999. Newt Kindlund serves on the board of directors of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Education Foundation.