NARBW Recent Scholarship Winners
At the National Convention in Baltimore, MD in 1977, the National Board recommended to the convention body that a scholarship program be offered to members and their relatives. The motion was seconded and carried. The first $1000 scholarship was awarded in May 1978 to a member of the Springfield, MO chapter. Only one scholarship was awarded at the time and recipients were required to use the scholarship for transportation related studies. In 1982 we began awarding two (2) $1000 scholarships annually. In 1985, the program was changed to include any field of study. A total of four (4) $1500 scholarships were awarded that year. In 1989 – 1990 it was decided to open the program not only to members and their dependents, but to any relative of a member. A total of 11 scholarships were awarded in 1990; five (5) for $1000 and six (6) for $500. The scholarship program continues to grow thanks to the donations of the many dedicated members of NARBW.
At the close of the 75th National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ in May 2019, NARBW Scholarships had been awarded to 322 students, totaling $370,070 in financial aid since the program’s inception in 1978. The Scholarship Program is an extremely important asset to our association. Every NARBW member should be very proud of our contributions, both monetarily and academically, to our professional leaders of tomorrow.
Congratulations to this year’s winners and to their NARBW sponsors.
NARBW will be awarding scholarships at its 76th National Convention to be held in Chicago, IL, in 2020.