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IAAPA Foundation’s “Sponsor a Scholarship” program gains industry support

As a way to give back to the global attractions industry and ensure the future development and growth of young professionals, industry leaders are sponsoring scholarships for students through the IAAPA Foundation.

To date, seven companies and individuals have committed support for the IAAPA Foundation global “Sponsor a Scholarship” program. Supporters include Ripley’s Entertainment Company, Whiting’s Foods, Premier Rides, Tom Mehrmann/Themed Advisors, Liseberg Park, Bob Rippy/Jungle Rapids, and WhiteWater Industries.

During the recent IAAPA Expo Europe, Jim Seay, Chairman of the IAAPA Foundation, updated the IAAPA Board on the sponsorships growing support. “This new program provides a simple way for individuals and industry companies to support and connect with students who are seeking pathways into our industry but need a helping hand,” said Seay, president of Premier Rides. “I am grateful to those who have already stepped forward to help with this worthwhile effort. We hope to announce many more scholarship supporters during the IAAPA Expo in Orlando.”

The IAAPA Foundation provides both academic and experiential scholarships to students who need financial assistance and are focused on a career in the attractions industry. The Foundation awards approximately $50,000 in scholarships annually.

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