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  • 2019 - BTA Awards 24 Scholarships

    $1.664 million has been awarded to students since 1984-85

    Kansas City, Mo. — The Business Technology Association (BTA; www.bta.org) has announced its 2019-20 scholarship winners. Twenty-four students were awarded scholarships.

    Each year, BTA awards one $3,000 and a number of $1,000 and $1,500 scholarships to qualifying children of full-time employees of dealerships that are current BTA Retail Dealer members. Since the 1984-85 school year, BTA has presented 1,470 scholarships to deserving students, totaling $1.664 million.

    The BTA Scholarship Foundation is supported by continuing contributions from individual dealers, as well as manufacturers and distributors.

    On Feb. 23, 1968, the Dorothy R. Ames Scholarship Fund was announced in honor of Ames at her retirement dinner in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, for her many contributions to the industry. Ames retired as the executive vice president of the Ames Supply Co. Ultimately, the fund became the BTA Scholarship Foundation, benefiting the sons and daughters of employees of BTA member dealerships nationwide.

    Scholarship recipients are chosen each year by an impartial and independent evaluator. The scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 school year and their sponsoring BTA member dealerships are as follows:

    • Natalie Bailey, United Business Systems, Buffalo, New York
    • Sydney Baurer, Pacific Office Automation, Beaverton, Oregon
    • Mary-Claire Buck, Carolina Business Equipment Inc., Columbia, South Carolina
    • Brooke Conner, RK Black Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • Lauren Danley, Hilliard Office Solutions, Midland, Texas
    • James DiCaro, Gordon Flesch Co. Inc., Geneva, Illinois
    • Alissa Edgington, DOCUmation Inc., San Antonio, Texas
    • Kayla Fontalvo, Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office, New York City, New York
    • Kirsten Hahn, Novatech Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
    • Abigail Hamvas, Coordinated Business Systems Ltd., Burnsville, Minnesota
    • Taya Love, Advanced Systems Inc., Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • Jennifer Mays, Howard D. Happy Co., Mayfield, Kentucky
    • Abigail McBrayer, Loy’s Office Supplies, LaGrange, Georgia
    • Ashley Moch, Duplicator Sales & Service, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Macy Naylor, ABM Automation, Edmond, Oklahoma
    • Madison Pritchard, Ashley’s Business Solutions, Tifton, Georgia
    • Savanna Service, Service Business Equipment & Sales, Kent, Washington
    • Shelby Taylor, Indiana Business Equipment Inc., Terre Haute, IN
    • Carrie Torbik, Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office, New York, New York
    • Samantha Tuberman, STCR Business Systems Inc., Endwell, New York
    • Madison Turner, Duplicator Sales & Service, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Natalie Walsh, Applied Imaging, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Cassidy Wilson, PERRY proTECH, Lima, Ohio
    • Keaton Wood, Novatech Inc., Nashville, Tennessee

    If you would like to donate to the BTA Scholarship Foundation, you can send a check made out to the BTA Scholarship Foundation. Please mail your check to: Business Technology Association, 12411 Wornall Road, Ste. 200, Kansas City, MO 64145. To contribute online, click the links below:

    • Donate to the BTA Scholarship Foundation.
    • Donate to the Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund.

    For more information on the BTA Scholarship Foundation, visit www.bta.org/Scholarships.

    Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members — office technology dealerships — consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the primary goal of helping businesses optimize business document and information workflows. Through the association's various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information on BTA, visit www.bta.org.