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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.



Recipients Name

Member Sponsor

Named Scholarship

Hannah Hoxworth

Target Commercial Interiors

Daniel P. Haspel Memorial Scholarship

Lauren Richardson

Haworth Inc

Donald F. Pike/Greater Lakes Travelers Club Memorial Fund

Adam Berkebile

The Hon Company

The HON Company Scholarship

Diandra Fuentes

Office Xpress Supply

ACCO World Corporation Scholarship

Austin Meyer


Gerald Weiner Memorial Scholarship

Natalie VandenHeuvel

Herman Miller Inc

Al Aigner Memorial Fund Scholarship

Anna Munoz Morales

Complete Office Supply

Fortune Brands Scholarship

Charles Smith

United Stationers

Howard M. Wolf Memorial Fund Scholarship

Christopher Carter

Perry Office Plus

Howard & Barbara Wolf Family Foundation Scholarship

Abigail Whalen

Rudolph's Office & Supply

Ampad Scholarship

Natalie Azzam

Millers Office Products

C-Thru Ruler Company Scholarship

Hannah Winkler

Longhorn Office Products

Fellowes, Inc. Scholarship

Lisa Knust

National Office Furniture

Matthew Rudd

M & M Office Interiors

Megan Herbert

PM Company

Andrew Mullins

Forrer Business Interiors

Nima Cheraghi

National Business Furniture

Jessica Blood

Global Industries

Allison Amadon

Natl Business Furniture

Jonathan Link

National Business Furniture

Zachary Coleman

Rudolph's Off & Computer

Casey Walter


Sarah Carroll

Young Office Supply

Jacob Read

ECI Software Solutions

Jordan Read

ECI Software Solutions

Mackenzie Daniel

Pivot Interiors

Frank Santisi

Global Industries Inc.

Kiersten Ridgel

The Office Boss

Marissa Turner

Allwest Commercial Furniture

Anne Portner

Global Industries


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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