2019 APRO Education Foundation Scholarships

For more than a decade, APRO’s Education Foundation has annually provided scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. APRO members have contributed generously to the association’s Scholarship Fund – awarding 357 scholarships totaling $830,750 to date – to help students connected with RTO pursue their college degrees.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 APRO Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients! Notifications have been sent to recipients via email and by mail.

Florida Rental Dealers Association

  • Caitlin Miller
  • Brandon Collins
  • Nadia Zenteno

Kansas Rental Dealers Association

  • Kaitlyn Black
  • Hannah Tharp

Missouri Rental Dealers Association

  • Holden Petitt

Tennessee Rental Dealers Association

  • Benjamin Estep
  • Ethan Garrison
  • Samuel Hogan
  • Chandler Morel


  • Haleigh Adams-Salaberrios
  • Brianna Anderson
  • Johnny Cleek
  • Mary Cleek
  • Thomas Cleek
  • Brandon Collins
  • Jalynn Felan
  • Jarred Ford
  • Ethan Garrison
  • Amarah Howard
  • McKenzie Jacobs
  • Johnny Kube
  • Gabe Kurtzhals
  • Gabriel Little
  • Ronia Loving
  • Caleb Mercer
  • Caitlin Miller
  • Natalie Miller
  • Lakelyn Monahan
  • Javontay Moss
  • Cora Papoccia-Pyse
  • Tej Patel
  • Makenna Peters
  • Holden Petitt
  • Erin Reed
  • Layne Richard
  • Philip Rineberg
  • Nicole Rosa
  • Conner Ryals
  • Marissa Shutt
  • Bailey Tanksley
  • Brandon Thorson
  • Andrea Wallace
  • Myaicia Womack
  • Nadia Zenteno

The Process

Since 2015, the APRO Charitable Foundation has used a third-party, independent panel of educators to review and score our annual scholarship applications. The judges are unaffiliated with any directors of the foundation board, APRO staff or scholarship applicants.

Applications are sent to the judges who then read, review and score each applicant’s submitted materials based on the criteria outlined by the Foundation’s board of directors and as reflected on the application. APRO staff and the Charitable Foundation Board of Directors do not influence or determine who receives scholarships.

Criteria Requirements

Scholarship applicants must be either a rent-to-own employee or a son or daughter of a rent-to-own employee of a company in good standing.

APRO Scholarship Priorities

Your written narrative on why you deserve the scholarship – based on your Charitable/Civic/Extracurricular Activities, Financial Need and Academic Excellence – is the most important part of your application.

For guidance and examples, please review the stories of the 2016 recipients, beginning on page 6.

Kansas, Missouri, Florida and Tennessee State Association Scholarships

Kansas Rental Dealers Association (KRDA)
The Kansas Rental Dealers Association (KRDA) will award one $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 one $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 the submission requirements above.

Florida Rental Dealers Association (FRDA)
The Florida Rental Dealers Association (FRDA) will award one $1000 and one $500 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 four $2500 scholarships to TRDA member employees or their children. Please select TRDA on the application. Please see the submission requirements above.

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

APRO Scholarship Fund Donations

APRO always welcomes member contributions to the Education Foundation Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made here or in conjunction with payment of your annual APRO membership dues, and are tax-deductible. For more information about the APRO Education Foundation Scholarship Fund, please contact Tulisha Wendele at 800.204.2776, ext. 111.