Scholarship Fund

An educational charity designed to advance the academic pursuits of employees and the children of employees who are employed by OPPAA member companies.

OPPAA Scholarship Application Deadline

All required information must be received no later than May 17, 2024. Scholarship recipients will be announced by June 30, 2024.

Scholarship Application

2024 Applications - Now Open

Scholarship Mission

The OPPAA Scholarship Fund provides educational scholarships annually, and maintains the endowment from which scholarship funds will be drawn. The fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, formed by OPPAA.


The OPPAA Scholarship Fund will award an academic scholarship to an outstanding high school graduate, college undergraduate, or graduate student pursuing any degree, with a preference for those in a business-related field. The award is intended to supplement the educational expenses for students in the upcoming academic year. This year a total of $6,000 will be awarded to a high school and college student – with each recipient receiving $3,000 each.


There will be no limitation on who can apply, other than the employee must be working full time upon submission of the application on behalf of themselves or their children, as defined below.

  • > Full-time employees of active OPPAA (Outdoor Power Parts & Accessories Association) member companies (Click Here).
  • > Employees’ children, stepchildren, adopted children and/or grandchildren.
  • > Pending high school graduates, college undergraduates, or graduate students.
  • > Part-time employees of active OPPAA member companies (excluding their children).
  • > Previous OPPAA Scholarship Fund Endowment applicants (previous recipients are ineligible to participate again).

To Apply

  • > Submit a digital (preferred) or hard copy of their application.
  • > Provide an essay describing aspirations in 250 words or less.
  • > Provide two letters of reference.
  • > Submit a copy of ACT/SAT scores and school transcripts.
  • > Provide a recent photograph.

(IF NEEDED) Send Application Materials Via Email or Mail To: or OPPAA Scholarship Fund Trustees: 1605 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Trustees & Staff

Ed Nelson, Rotary Corporation

Mark Errick, D.E. Errick, Inc.

Sue Chaney, K-C Sales Co., LLC

Darold Dunham, Power Distributors


Brandon Martin, Vice President, OPPAA

Suzanne Shomers, Vice President of Finance and Administration, OPPAA