Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation awards numerous scholarships in an effort to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry. For the 2022-2023 academic year, $128,500 will be available to students seeking higher education through trade schools, universities, and community colleges. In total, 66 individual scholarships are available with amounts ranging from $750 to $5,000. Students may apply for multiple awards if eligibility requirements are met.
Applicants must be associated with the equipment and event rental industry either as a student member of ARA or with an equipment and event rental operation or a manufacturer/supplier of the rental equipment and be pursuing a career that supports the industry. The equipment and event rental industry operation does not need to be an ARA member but must qualify for membership with the association.
New for this program year, five $2,000 scholarships are available to ARA student members. This new membership category is open to individuals enrolled in high school or a post-secondary institution. Student membership, which is free of charge to those who qualify, opens a variety of opportunities to learn about the industry and network with other members.
“Scholarships are a powerful tool for recruiting and retaining top talent to ensure continued success and future growth of the equipment and event rental industry. The ARA Foundation is proud to offer scholarships for continuing education with a record $128,5000 available this year,” says Marcy Wright, ARA Foundation executive director.
Since the ARA Foundation began the scholarship program, more than $1 million has been granted to students across North America. Applications are now being accepted. Simply visit ARArental.org/ARA-Foundation/scholarships to learn more and to apply before the March 7, 2022, deadline.