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State-specific scholarships in Region Five are available; apply by March 7

by Brock Huffstutler

ARA FoundationStudents 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 apply for a share of nearly $134,000 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 scholarship offerings for the 2023-2024 school year include the following, which are unique to ARA Region Five:

  • ARA of Illinois scholarships (three $1,000 scholarships)
  • ARA of Kentucky scholarship (one $1,000 scholarship)
  • ARA of Michigan scholarships (two $1,000 scholarships)
  • ARA of Ohio scholarships (four $1,000 scholarships)
  • ARA of Wisconsin scholarships (two $1,000 scholarships)
Ken Meuler

Ken Meuler

“I am honored to have been selected among the individuals to receive the ARA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship and the ARA of Wisconsin Scholarship,” says Ken Meuler, Doral Equipment Rental, Menomonee Falls, Wis., who received a total of $3,000 between the two scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. “Your generosity has allowed me to further my education and finish off my bachelor’s degree in business management at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wis.”

“Because of the scholarships, I am able to take my classroom learning and experiences to the rental industry through my current employment at Doral Equipment Rental. I have been able to apply my learning from the classroom to the business operations and sales functions to exceed in the rental industry in the future,” Meuler says.

Nearly $134,000 is on the line. Apply here by the March 7 deadline.