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Canada-specific scholarships among the $138K pot that’s up for grabs

By Brock Huffstutler

December 12, 2023

Jager and Trinity Jensen, recipients of ARA Foundation scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year

Jager and Trinity Jensen, recipients of ARA Foundation scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year

Students enrolling at trade schools, community colleges, undergraduate colleges and graduate schools for courses that support a career in the equipment and event rental industry can now apply for a share of $138,000 in scholarships through the ARA Foundation and its affiliate partners.

Employees in a rental business and/or a manufacturer/supplier operation; immediate family members (spouse, daughter or son) of the rental business owner; and American Rental Association (ARA) student members may apply for:

  • ARA Foundation Trade School Scholarships
  • ARA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
  • ARA Foundation Graduate Scholarships
  • ARA Foundation ARA Student Member Scholarships
  • Affiliate program scholarships

The scholarships include two Canada-specific offerings:

  • Dorothy Wellnitz Scholarship (one $1,500 USD scholarship)
  • Doug Mitchell Scholarship (one $1,500 USD scholarship)

Take a look at the impact the scholarships had on the Canadians who were part of last year’s 43 recipients:

A total of US$5,000 was awarded to Jager Jensen, Scotty’s Rentals & Landscaping, Rocky View County, Alberta, who received the Dorothy Wellnitz Scholarship and an ARA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship worth US$3,500.

“These scholarships provide me with the finances to be able to focus on studying rather than having to work while I’m taking my courses. I’m very grateful, and it means a lot to have the ARA supporting me so I can better myself and hopefully give back to the rental industry one day,” Jager says.

“I would like to thank ARA for the scholarship and the experiences that will come with it,” says Trinity Jensen, also with Scotty’s Rentals & Landscaping, who received the Doug Mitchell Scholarship. “My education will help me grow, expand and learn new knowledge that I can bring into the real world and into the rental industry later in life. I can’t wait to expand my knowledge and my career.”

$138,000 is on the line. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.

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