The Scholarship Fund of the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) is pleased to announce that 27 college students are the proud recipients of one-year scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Additionally, three long-term recipients were awarded the final installment of their four-year scholarships.
Chaired by IOPFDA Board Member Skip Ireland, president of COS Business Products & Interiors, the IOPFDA Scholarship Committee was pleased to award nearly $20,000 to students in 18 U.S. states and one Canadian province.
Employees and immediate family members of all Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA) or National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) member companies are eligible to apply for annual scholarships. Started more than 50 years ago with a $5,000 donation from Jennie Zachs, the founder of the C-Thru Ruler Company, the IOPFDA Scholarship Fund has given more than $2.5 million in scholarships to deserving families of office products and office furniture dealers. The fund is supported entirely through individual and member contributions.
Since 1904, the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) has been the industry association for office products and office furniture dealers. Divided into two working divisions, the National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) and the Office Furniture Dealers Alliance (OFDA), the association represents over 1,200 members including dealers, manufacturers, wholesalers, manufacturers’ representatives and industry service providers.
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