NAMA Foundation Announces 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship Winners

Nov. 12, 2015

(CHICAGO) November 11, 2015 – The NAMA Foundation announced today the recipients for its 2015 undergraduate scholarship program. The program awarded post-high school non-renewable scholarships of $2,500 to three recipients who were chosen at random.

The Foundation received more than 100 applications this year. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants were required to maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a full-time employee or the son, daughter or legal dependent of a full-time employee at a NAMA member company, and be sponsored by that company.

The three winners are:

  •  James C. Daniels, Warren, Ohio, sponsored by AVI Foodsystems
  •  Melissa McCann, Fontana, California, sponsored by Betson Enterprises
  •  Thomas Porath, Lexington, Nebraska, sponsored by VVS, Inc.

“The Foundation is proud to once again provide NAMA members and their families with the means to pursue post-secondary education opportunities, especially considering the burden of ever-rising tuition and fees. We congratulate our 2015 winners and wish them all the best in their higher education endeavors.” said Lindsey Nelson, Executive Director of the NAMA Foundation.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1250 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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