OPPAA awards scholarships

This year marks the 25th anniversary of scholarship awards for the families of the Outdoor Power Parts and Accessories Association (OPPAA). Since 2000, the OPPAA Scholarship Fund has awarded over 75 scholarships totaling more than $163,000 to high school and college students. From the founding OPPAA members to today’s engaged participants – the history of the scholarship program is inspiring and designed to be impactful.

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To celebrate, the OPPAA Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce it has awarded two scholarships totaling $6,000 to its 2024 class of recipients. 

2024 Award Recipients:

  • Priya Gadhe of Portland, Oregon; and
  • Virginia Anderson of Glennville, Georgia.

The fund is an educational charity designed to advance the academic pursuits of employees and the children of employees who are employed by OPPAA member companies. Scholarship recipients for this year represent the Rotary Corporation and Oregon Tool, and were chosen from more than 20 applications. 

The OPPAA Scholarship Fund governing body includes the following Trustees:

  • Mark Errick, D.E. Errick, Inc.;
  • Sue Chaney, K-C Sales;
  • Darold Dunham, Power Distributors;
  • Ed Nelson, Rotary Corporation.
  • Staff includes Brandon Martin and Suzanne Shomers of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).

Fund support is provided by gifted donations. The OPPAA Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with members and generous donors, who are making lasting impressions with their contributions. The Trustees would like to extend their appreciation to all the outstanding scholarship applicants and their affiliated OPPAA member companies.

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