The CETA Education Foundation is a separately incorporated charitable organization that grants scholarship awards to students of CETA members and their employee’s and families, provides member education, conducts industry research. Since its inception in 1996, the CETA Education Foundation has given CETA members an opportunity to encourage and prepare the next generation to join our business and our industry.

It is the intention of the CETA Education Foundation to award scholarships to qualified applicants in a fair and impartial manner. The Education Foundation awards an equal number of scholarships for each CETA eligible membership class— including Manufacturers, Supplier and Distributors—based on applicant rankings supplied by any independent, accredited university. In the absence of a qualifying applicant in a membership class, the Board of Trustees will award a scholarship “at large” to the remaining applicant with the highest ranking, regardless of the membership class. In an effort to maximize scholarship distribution among the CETA membership, the Board of Trustees may, at their discretion, award the “at large” scholarship to the remaining highest ranking applicant in a manner that restricts awards to one per company per scholarship year.

Only the top scoring applicants, based on these rules, will be awarded a scholarship. In the case of a tie, the scholarship award will be shared equally among the tied applicants.

Our goal is to recruit and train future leaders in our industry. We believe that through education, we can increase professionalism at every level. Please remember that your continuing contributions support student scholarships, industry-wide education, and research. Thank you for generosity.