HIGH POINT, NC - The Suppliers Division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance has awarded six $2,000 scholarships to students who are children of AHFA member company employees.

The scholarships are presented annually by AHFA's Suppliers Division, which supports the program with an annual golf tournament. The Suppliers Division has more than 150 members, all producers of products and services targeted for the residential furniture manufacturing industry. Division members launched the scholarship program 11 years ago and built the fund so that six awards could be presented each year.

The 2013 recipients include Austin D. Daniels, son of Kevin R. Daniels, who is employed by Flexsteel Inds. in Dubuque, Iowa; Jeffrey L. Jones, III, son of Deborah A. Jones, who is employed by England Inc., New Tazewell, Tenn.; Kelsey J. Workman, daughter of Glenn T. Workman, who is employed by Bassett Furniture, Newton, N.C.; Megan E. Underwood, daughter of Harry L. Underwood, who is employed by Stanley Furniture Co., Stanleytown, Va.; Nicole B. Smith, daughter of Jennifer L. Smith, who is employed by Bassett Furniture Warehouse, Bassett, Va.; and Kaitlyn P. Crews, daughter of David E. Bryan, who is employed by Ashley Furniture Co., Ripley, Miss.

All students age 21 or younger who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in a four-year college or university, a junior or community college or a vocational or technical school are eligible to apply if they have a parent who works for an AHFA member company. The one-year scholarships are based on financial need and merit of the student.

The Suppliers Division Scholarship Golf Tournament is held each June in North Carolina. This year's event is June 25 at Lake Hickory Country Club in Hickory, N.C. Tournament registration is $500 per foursome or $150 per player. June 14 is the deadline for registering to play. Hole sponsorships remain available. Contact Andy Counts at acounts@ahfa.us for information on sponsorships or to register to play.

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