College sophomore Evan Richardson is the latest recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the RV Learning Center Scholarship Program, which is endowed through The Kindlund Family Foundation.
Richardson is in his second year as a computer engineering major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a 3.57 GPA. His father, Kevin Richardson, has been employed as a sales consultant with North Trail RV, Ft. Myers, Fla., for the last 15 years.
Richardson recently assisted his father and North Trail RV by creating a customer database program. His essay outlines his intention to use his skills to develop systems for RVs including: automatic window blinds, lighting, air conditioning and energy management products.
“This is the second time in 10 years that Al Erp of North Trail RV has sponsored a scholarship recipient,” Newt Kindlund said. “This speaks volumes about the caliber of employees that Al has on his team. They are working hard in school to advance themselves and help build a better future for the RV Industry.”
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 $52,000 to 21 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 RV Learning Center board.
The RV Learning Center is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions may be tax-deductible as charitable donations. Visit www.rvlearningcenter.com for more information.