Association of Progressive Rental Organizations | America’s Champion for Rent-to-Own

Apply for the APRO Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The Scholarship Process

The APRO Scholarship application will open at the end of the Spring semester, for students to apply for scholarships(s) for the Fall 2022 semester.

The scholarship process includes submitting all materials through an online application and completing a phone interview. Once you submit your application and APRO confirms you as a qualified applicant, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Once you complete the interview, we will contact you again if you are selected for a scholarship.

Submitted applications are judged by a third-party independent panel of educators not affiliated with the Foundation’s board of directors, APRO staff, or scholarship applicants. The judges will read, review, and score each submitted application.

Criteria Requirements

To qualify for an APRO Scholarship, applicants must be either a rent-to-own employee or a child of a rent-to-own employee. The applicant’s affiliated rent-to-own company must be a current member of APRO and a current member of each state association to which they apply.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on three key criteria:

  1. Financial need
  2. Academic merits
  3. Charitable/civic/community involvement

Scholarship recipients can expect two payment installments:

  • 1st installment – August 2022
  • 2nd installment – After the recipient submits proof of their Fall GPA (it must be 3.0 or above for universities or 2.5 or above for trade schools)

Scholarship Applications can be submitted beginning April 15, 2022

The APRO Scholarship Application is online only; paper applications will not be accepted. 

Once submitted, the application is final. Do not click the “Done” button until you have completed ALL of the application and uploaded ALL materials.

For applicants with scholarship questions, please contact us at edu@rtohq.org, or call us at (800) 204-2776.

2022 State Association Scholarships

The Arkansas Rental Dealers Association (ARDA) will award two scholarships worth $2500 each to an ARDA member employee or their children.

The Florida Rental Dealers Association (FRDA) will award two scholarships worth $500 each to an FRDA member employee or their children.

The Kentucky Rental Dealers Association (KYRDA) will award two scholarships worth $1,500 each to a KYRDA member employee or their children.

The Ohio Rental Dealers Association (ORDA) will award four scholarships worth $1,500 each to an ORDA member employee or their children.

The Tennessee Rental Dealers Association (TRDA) will award four scholarships worth $2,500 each to a TRDA member employee or their children.

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