The Facebook page will be a resource for AAMA members and prospective applicants to receive exclusive information regarding both programs.
To access the page, search “AAMA Scholarship Program” on Facebook or visit www.facebook.com/AAMAScholarshipProgram.
“The Facebook page dedicated to both AAMA’s Scholarship Program and Partner Program will be an excellent resource for information regarding the application process and deadline, in addition to current and previous years’ award winners,” says Janice Yglesias, AAMA's association services director. “The page will also provide another avenue for AAMA to stay connected with our members, as well as prospective applicants and previous years’ award winners. AAMA members are encouraged to like our Facebook page and share our information on their companies’ social media channels so that even more applicants take advantage of this opportunity to build the future of our industry.”
The Facebook launch is the third phase in establishing AAMA’s social networking presence, following the development of two discussion groups on LinkedIn® and launch of AAMA’s Twitter account last year. Additionally, AAMA’s blog, “Member Edge,” is dedicated to the benefits of AAMA membership, which includes the AAMA Scholarship and Partner Program.
About AAMA’s Scholarship Program and Partner Program
In 2001, AAMA announced the launch of its annual Scholarship Program in support of education to create a candidate pool of future fenestration industry employees. The program offers at least three $2,000 one-time awards each year and is available to children of AAMA member company employees.
In 2003, AAMA launched the Partner Program, which allows AAMA member companies to offer a scholarship program to their own employees with minimal administrative investment.
The application deadline for both programs is April 1 and winners will be announced at the AAMA Summer Conference to be held June 9-12 in Rosemont, Ill.