Shred Nations, a secure shredding company headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, has announced the establishment of the Shred Nations Scholarship Program. The program will provide financial assistance for an annual higher education scholarship for members, associate members, employees and families of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Phoenix.
Applicants will be required to submit a nomination from a NAID member. NAID members will be comprised of any employee or owner of a NAID member company. Applicants must have completed secondary school, or currently be a senior in a secondary school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with an interest in business, environmental studies or the shredding and recycling industry.
The Shred Nations Scholarship is a one-time annual award of up to $5,000, the Shred Nations website says. The scholarship can be divided into two separate payments to be paid directly to the chosen accredited university, college or trade school.
Shred Nations will begin accepting applications on June 1 of the preceding year the scholarship is offered. Applications must be received by the posted deadline, which is typically not less than 45 days prior to the NAID Annual Conference. The winner will be flown to the NAID Annual Conference to be presented their scholarship award.
“NAID’s associate members have been a big part of NAID’s success for more than two decades,” Eric Haas, NAID president, says. “To their credit, we deeply appreciate that Shred Nations is supporting the membership in such a unique and meaningful way.”
“Shred Nations recognizes the benefits of continuing higher education,” Rand LeMarinel, vice president of marketing at Shred Nations, says. “As a member of NAID, Shred Nations supports the independent shredding industry and believes in giving back to providers by implementing a scholarship to students seeking higher education.”
Shred Nations is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018/19 school year. The application deadline is Feb. 26.