RV Learning Center Scholarship Program Aids Deserving RV Industry Employees, Dependents

DOWNLOAD and display a scholarship poster at your dealership

We will accept applications for the 2018-2019 Mike Molino RV Learning Center Scholarship between February - June 30, 2018.

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center’s Scholarship Program encourages deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects to apply for the $2,500 award. The program offers financial assistance to help foster the next generation of RV industry leaders. Therefore a factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background of RV industry employment or a desire to work in the RV business after completing post-secondary education. RVDA members are able to offer this opportunity to their team specifically because of their employment in the RV industry. Posters publicizing the scholarship are available through the RV Learning Center so dealers can display them in the workplace to alert employees to the opportunity. Dealer principals, their family and dependents, are not eligible.

Qualified applicants:

  • Submit a completed application and fact sheet in its entirety.
  • Have a 2.8 or better cumulative grade point average, and a 1050 minimum SAT score (1575 minimum on the 2400 point scale). A minimum ACT composite score of 22 is also acceptable.
  • Are rising sophomores, juniors, or in their senior year of college.
  • Provide a 500 word essay on their goals and objectives for college and career, including an interest in the RV industry. 
  • Submit a copy of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form which is available from guidance counselors or for download at no charge from the U.S. Department of Education fafsa.ed.gov. If you need help on how to complete a FAFSA form, watch this video.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to fund a portion of their educational expenses on their own.
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university.
All materials noted above must be received by the Learning Center no later than the deadline noted on the application. 

The scholarship program is possible through the generosity of the Newt and Joanne Kindlund Family. The Kindlunds are the founders of Holiday RV Superstores—the first publicly-traded RV dealership. The Kindlunds sold the company in 1999. Newt Kindlund remains an active participant in RV industry affairs and currently serves on The RV Learning Center Board of Directors. The Kindlund Family has fully funded the $270,000 Foundation scholarship endowment.

For more information on the RV Learning Center, go to www.rvlearningcenter.com , send an e-mail to info@rvda.org, or fax to (703) 5919-0734. The RV Learning Center is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.

Resources

  • Learning Guides 

    Principle-based guides for training and certification preparation.
  • Webinars 

    Feature experts from a variety disciplines.