Collegiate and CAS/MAS 


  • Collegiate Scholarships

UMAPP Partners with PPEF for Collegiate Scholarships  UMAPP is offering a $1,250 collegiate scholarship through a competitive application process to all staff of UMAPP member companies and their children.  

This program replaces the previous application process through Scholarship America.  

Why PPEF?  The Promotional Products Education Foundation is an industry-based educational, charitable, and nonprofit organization. 
PPEF awards college scholarships to students who have a parent working in the promotional products industry or who are working for a company in the industry.  

Since 1989, PPEF has awarded $1,942,000 in college scholarships to 1,113 students.

UMAPP is always thinking of ways to maximize member benefits and to manage the best financial decisions.  Moving to PPEF to offer collegiate scholarships to our members will provide excellent opportunities for students, yet also allow UMAPP to direct funds into other areas that are needed by our members.  

The 2020 Collegiate Scholarship Applications are closed. Check back here late next fall 2020 for the 2021 application.    

  • High school seniors should complete the 4-year application (which will qualify them as well for the UMAPP one-year, $1,000, scholarship). 
  • Current college students should complete the one-year application (and choose "UMAPP" as their regional when prompted).  


  • CAS/MAS Scholarships 

New for 2020, this program consisted of three, $500 scholarships available to staff of UMAPP member companies.   Recipients are chosen by a separate UMAPP committee who reviews each application and awards the scholarships based on need and professional development goals. 

The scholarships may be used for any professional development that earns CEUs (continuing education credits).  Suggestions include PPAI educational events and webinars.  

The application process for 2020 has been completed.  Watch for the 2021 scholarship application to be posted here by September 15, 2020.  


2020 Scholarship Winners:

Chris Babiash - MA Apparel 

Hannah Owen - Gold Bond, Inc.

Sabrina Franz - SnugzUSA


To learn more about the industry's certification program administered through PPAI, CLICK HERE.