2017 Scholarship Application Information

APRO Announces Rent-to-Own Scholarship Recipients

The following 2017 scholarship recipients are listed by in alphabetical order.

Nicolette Bagoly                    Caleb Mercer
Alexie Bass                             Caitlin Miller
Matthew Boensch                 Cody Miller
Andrew Busch                        Leydi Morales
Lekendric Castion                 Chandler Morel
Alexis Cherry                          Conner Morel
John Cleek III                         Za’Kazia Morgan
Mary Cleek                             Javontay Moss
Cheyenne Davis                    Tej Patel
Trevor Dobbs                         Michaela Peterson
Alexis Doroba                        Yamaira Ross
Kendall Duncan                     Morgan Scherer
Zakiya Ellington                     Derian Schneider
Jacob Furtney                       Elyse Serrano
Hannah Hogan                     Marissa Shutt
Zach Hyden                           Thomas Stampley
Giovanni Knight                    Alana Stewart
Jonathan Kube                     Bailey Tanksley
Katrena Martin                      Hannah Tharp
Savannah McCauley            Maxwell Thomasan
Atyrus McDonald                 Julia Vasilyev
Caleb Mercer                        Michael Vasilyev
Caitlin Miller                          Andrea Wallace
Cody Miller                            Braden Westhusing
Leydi Morales                       Alyssa Williams
Chandler Morel                    Christian Wire
Conner Morel                       Myaicia Womack

Stay tuned to APRO’s newsletter, RTO Today, and Facebook page for more information.

Criteria and Submission Requirements

  • Must be an employee or their child of an APRO member company in good standing.
  • Must submit proof of a 3.0 or better, cumulative GPA from your high school or college.
  • Must submit proof that you have been accepted into an accredited college.
  • Must submit a narrative on why you deserve the scholarship.*
  • Must submit a narrative on the value of rent-to-own in America.**
  • Optional but important: Reference letters from teachers, counselors, etc.

* The narrative must be titled along with your name and page number on every page of your narrative. The narrative must be a minimum of 400 words. Applications will be disqualified if these requirements are not met.

** The narrative must be titled along with your name and page number on every page of your narrative. The narrative must be a minimum of 400 words. Applications will be disqualified if these requirements are not met. This narrative must be original. If judges determine that any part was copied from a website or another document i.e. plagiarized, they will be disqualified.

TRIB, Kansas, Florida, Missouri and Tennessee
State Association Scholarships

TRIB Group
TRIB will award $14,000 worth of scholarships. The number and dollar amount of each scholarship will be determined by the number and quality of entries. Applicants must be employees or children of TRIB members. Please select TRIB on the application. Please see submission requirements above.

Kansas Rental Dealers Association (KRDA)
The Kansas Rental Dealers Association (KRDA) will award three $1500 scholarships to KRDA member employees or their children. Please select KRDA on the application. Please see submission requirements above.

Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA)
The Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA) will award two $1000 scholarships in recognition of APRO’s Executive Director “Bill Keese’s Service to the RTO Industry”. Applicants must be children from a manager level or below of a MRDA member company. Please see submission requirements above.

Florida Rental Dealers Association (FRDA)
The Florida Rental Dealers Association (FRDA) will award $4000 worth of scholarships to FRDA member employees or their children. Please select FRDA on the application. Please see submission requirements above.

Tennessee Rental Dealers Association (TRDA)
The Tennessee Rental Dealers Association (TRDA) will be awarding six $2500 scholarships to TRDA member employees or their children. Please select TRDA on the application. Please see submission requirements above.

You may select more than one sponsoring group if your company is a member of multiple groups.

Priorities for APRO Scholarship Award:

Charitable/Civic/Extracurricular activities. Financial need. Academic Excellence. These types of activities are extremely important for the judging process. Your written narrative of why you deserve the scholarship, based on the priorities above, will be the most important part of your application. For guidance and examples, please review the stories of the 2016 recipients beginning on page 6.

Donate to the APRO Education Foundation’s Scholarship Fund

Member contributions are actively being sought and can be made here or in conjunction with the payment of annual APRO membership dues. Look to your dues billing on your APRO membership form to donate to this worthy cause. Donations are tax deductible. For more information about the APRO Education Foundation’s Society for Tomorrow, contact Tulisha Wendele at (800) 204-2776, ext. 111.