Enter to Win a Truckload of Wood!
Sweepstakes tickets are now on sale to win a truckload of ALTAMIT Oil Stained Doug Fir Fencing from Alta Forest Products.Enter for your chance to win a truckload of Doug Fir ALTAMIT fencing. A $21,000 value! The drawing take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at FENCETECH in San Antonio and you DO NOT have to be present to win!
Proceeds benefit the AFAEF.
Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
The American Fence Association’s Education Foundation, in conjunction with the generous support of contributing organizations, has established a scholarship program consisting of several opportunities to assist deserving students finance their education.
This program is need-based and is not limited to AFA members.
In order to be eligible to receive one of these scholarships, you must submit a completed application online. Please note the following when applying:
- Please read over the application and complete all sections. Incomplete applications shall not be considered by the Selection Committee.
- Scoring of applications is based upon a “point per answer” system. Be certain to give as much information as possible to aid the committee in its selection.
- We must receive your completed application submission no later than January 6, 2017.
- The Selection Committee will review all applications and award the scholarships. All applicants will be notified of the results no later than February 1, 2017.
About the Education Foundation
The AFA Education Foundation (AFAEF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, brings educational opportunities into reach for people in the fence industry. Scholarships are given to highly deserving candidates enrolled in a college or trade school. These are industry peers, who are either employed in the fence, deck and railing industry, or the child of a current industry employee.
Recipients are chosen based solely on need and qualifications. Applicants do not have to be AFA members to qualify.
All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Raising the Bar to 250k
Reaching a $250k benchmark enables greater impact on the students and families in our industry. It allows AFAEF to apply for matching funds from corporate and private foundations, including the Gates Foundation and many others. The Education Foundation is challenging chapters to give $5,000 and companies to give $1,000. See the lists below of those who have donated, join them in the biggest AFAEF fundraiser in history!
Scholarships & Donations
Scholarships are funded through donations and proceeds from AFA fundraisers and are awarded at FENCETECH each year. Scholarship recipients have achieved a “B” grade point average or better in the previous three years of schooling and have performed a minimum of 40 hours of community service.
For any questions please call AFA at 800-822-4342 or email us at email@example.com.
The AFA Education Foundation has awarded 52 scholarships and our current 2016 recipients are as follows:
Mikala Schmitz Atkinson, Wisconsin Stephanie Garrett West Middlesex Pennsylvania Renee Shelburne Ofallon, Missouri Alec Gamble Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dennis (Beau) Kovach Nashville, Tennessee Danielle Christiansen Jenks, Oklahoma Tyler Cunningham Lake Cormorant, Mississippi
Join those who have accepted the challenge and have generously given in 2016.
Garden State Chapter: $10,000 Memphis Tri-State Chapter: $6,500 Greater Chicago Chapter: $1,500 Northern Ohio Chapter: $1,000 Mid-Atlantic Chapter: $7,000 Midwest Chapter: $1,500 Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter: $1,000 Wisconsin/Northern Illinois Chapter: $500
Join those who have accepted the challenge and have generously given $1,000 or more in 2016:
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville West Memphis Fence Chamberlain LiftMaster Doorking, Inc. Poly Vinyl Creations, Inc. Unlimited Fence Services, LLC Security Contractor Services Milestone Fence Co. (fka: Calpro Fence Co., Inc.) Texas Fence Association
Board of Directors
West Memphis Fence
410 E. Jefferson Ave.
West Memphis, AR. 72301
Foster Fence Co.
PO Box 96116
Houston, TX 77213
Milestone Fence Co.
13399 McKinley Hwy.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Immediate Past President
Scottsdale Fence & Iron Works, Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Larsen Industries, Inc.
P O Box 237
Goodhue, MN 55027