National Pawnbrokers Association Selects Students for Future Business Leaders Scholarships

National Pawnbrokers Association 30th Anniversary

The NPA community of pawnbrokers is committed to supporting the educations of the next generation of business leaders to further strengthen the industry

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Future Business Leaders (FBL) Scholarships. Through generous donations by pawnbroker members of the NPA, the following seven students were awarded $1,000 scholarships:

Savannah Garris

Sponsor – Sylacauga Pawn Shop, Alpine, AL

Austin Dale Hipps

Sponsor – Larry’s Jewelry & Pawn, Harvest, AL

Julia Mae Newberry

Sponsor – Johnson Brothers’ Jewelry & Loan, Mansfield, OH

Destiny Owens

Sponsor – Lombard Financial Services, Inc, Fort Worth, TX

Joseph Marvin

Sponsor – Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn, Inc, Asheville, NC

Miranda Fulton

Sponsor – USA Pawn & Jewelry, Ridgeland, MS

Zachary McClain

Sponsor – USA Loans, Little Rock, AR

Dana Meinecke, Executive Director of the National Pawnbrokers Association, emphasized the importance of supporting aspiring business students with recognition and scholarships to help secure their continuing education. “The NPA community of pawnbrokers is committed to supporting the educations of the next generation of business leaders to further strengthen the industry,” said Mrs. Meinecke. “The Future Business Leaders scholarship program has awarded over $147,000 since its inception in 2003.”

FBL also awarded a $1000 scholarship to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Since 1994, C.O.P.S. has donated over a million dollars in scholarships to survivors of fallen officers who do not receive tuition-free education as a state death benefit. C.O.P.S. provides scholarships to survivors who no longer meet their…

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