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Canadians land ARA and CRA scholarships

By American Rental Association   

Canadian Rental Association

May 22, 2012 - The educational goals of three Canadian students just became a little easier to achieve, thanks to ARA Foundation and affiliate scholarships awarded for the 2012/2013 academic year. The recipients are selected by the ARA Foundation scholarship committee. There were 29 scholarship winners in total. The Canadian winners are: Melanie Cougle of Perfect Party Place in Bowmanville, Ont., Laura Snell of NJS Design Event and Party Rentals in Clinton, Ont., and Peter Van Staveren of Stayner Rental in Stayner, Ont.

“The winners, who were selected during an anonymous screening of applications, were awarded these scholarships based on their academic success, leadership, rental industry involvement, written essays on rental-related questions and references,” says Jenni Venema, ARA Foundation director of development. “Many received multiple scholarships, ranging from $500 to $3,000, which will go a long way in helping them pursue their education related to the equipment rental industry.”
Cougle won an ARA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships worth $2,000 and the Dorothy Wellnitz Scholarship worth $1,000. Snell took home the Doug Mitchell Scholarship worth $1,000 as well as an ARA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship. Van Staveren received an ARA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.

The ARA Foundation is a philanthropic organization supporting the equipment rental industry since 1976. The vision of the foundation is to make a positive difference in the rental industry as the recognized leader for philanthropic support. Its mission is to develop and implement programs that create educational opportunities, build relationships and aid the industry.

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