Hollywood, Fla. - The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is now accepting applications for its 2012 scholarship program benefiting college students. PAVE has awarded over $32,000 in financial grants over the past three years to students, and $22,000 will be awarded in 2012.

The PAVE Scholarship Program, now in its third year, provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including, but not limited to. careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. The program was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school.

The following scholarships are available due to the contributions of companies in the retail environments industry:

The Crown Metal PAVE Scholarship

The DAVACO Scholarship for Retail Education

The Dillmeier Glass Co. PAVE Scholarship

The Elevations Inc. PAVE Scholarship

The EMI Industries PAVE Scholarship

The TJ Hale PAVE Scholarship

The High Country Millwork PAVE Scholarship

The Impressions Marketing Group PAVE Scholarship

The Leggett & Platt PAVE Scholarship

The Lifestyle/Trimco PAVE Scholarship

The Mondo Mannequins PAVE Scholarship

The OCTANORM® USA PAVE Scholarship

The Reeve Store Equipment Co. Scholarship to support a PAVE student

The Showbest PAVE Scholarship

The Stylmark PAVE Scholarship

Guidelines, requirements, and the application can be found here. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1, 2012.

Source: PAVE

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