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National Pawnbrokers Association Selects Students for Future Business Leaders Scholarships

National Pawnbrokers Association announces the recipients of the 2017 Future Business Leaders Scholarships

Keller, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Future Business Leaders (FBL) Scholarships. Through generous donations by pawnbroker members of the NPA, the following seven students were awarded $1,000 scholarships:



Savannah Garris

Sponsor – Sylacauga Pawn Shop, Alpine, AL

Austin Dale Hipps

Sponsor – Larry’s Jewelry & Pawn, Harvest, AL

Julia Mae Newberry

Sponsor – Johnson Brothers’ Jewelry & Loan, Mansfield, OH

Destiny Owens

Sponsor – Lombard Financial Services, Inc, Fort Worth, TX

Joseph Marvin

Sponsor – Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn, Inc, Asheville, NC

Miranda Fulton

Sponsor – USA Pawn & Jewelry, Ridgeland, MS

Zachary McClain

Sponsor – USA Loans, Little Rock, AR

Dana Meinecke, Executive Director of the National Pawnbrokers Association, emphasized the importance of supporting aspiring business students with recognition and scholarships to help secure their continuing education. “The NPA community of pawnbrokers is committed to supporting the educations of the next generation of business leaders to further strengthen the industry,” said Mrs. Meinecke. “The Future Business Leaders scholarship program has awarded over $147,000 since its inception in 2003.”

FBL also awarded a $1000 scholarship to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Since 1994, C.O.P.S. has donated over a million dollars in scholarships to survivors of fallen officers who do not receive tuition-free education as a state death benefit. C.O.P.S. provides scholarships to survivors who no longer meet their state’s eligibility for assistance.

The Future Business Leaders scholarship program was established to provide financial aid to individual applicants who are planning to enroll or are enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or trade school.

Qualified applicants are children, grandchildren, customers, or employees of NPA members or an individual. Qualified applicants are sponsored by an NPA member in good standing. Student selection is based on academic performance, community leadership, and written essay submissions.

NPA is proud to be an active member in our communities by giving to programs like the Future Business Leaders scholarship and C.O.P.S. programs.

For more information, contact media@nationalpawnbrokers.org or visit NationalPawnbrokers.org.


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