Apply for the APRO Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The Scholarship Process

The APRO Scholarship application will open at the end of the Spring semester to apply for the Fall semester of that year.

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.

Third-party judges — an independent panel of educators not affiliated with the Foundation’s board of directors, APRO staff, or scholarship applicants — 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 2021
  • 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)

The Scholarship Application is Closed for the 2021 Year

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.

2021 State Association Scholarships

Arkansas Rental Dealer Association (ARDA)

The Arkansas Rental Dealers Association (ARDA) will award two scholarships worth $2,500 each to an ARDA member employee or their children.

Florida Rental Dealers Association (FRDA)

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

Kansas Rental Dealers Association (KRDA)

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

Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA)

The Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA) will award one scholarship worth $1,000 to an MRDA member employee or their children.

Tennessee Rental Dealers Association (TRDA)

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