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Business Solutions Association Announces Recipients of the 2016-2017 Scholarship Awards

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (JUN. 17, 2016) -- The Business Solutions Association Educational Foundation announces the winners of the 2016 scholarship competition. The foundation provides annual financial support to outstanding students affiliated with the office products industry to assist them with the cost of their college education.


“Once again, for our 2016 scholarships, we selected well-qualified and talented recipients,” said BSA Educational Foundation President Jim O’Brien. “It’s always a difficult task when we are charged with narrowing the applications to just award finalists. There are so many deserving individuals with a genuine need and while we wish there was some way we could acknowledge everyone with a scholarship, that’s not possible. With this financial assistance from BSA, we hope these winners can pursue and achieve their educational goals.”


The 2016-2017 recipients are:


$2,000 Scholarship in honor of David and Gay Williamson Scholarship

Bailey Hutchens, University of Arkansas

$1,000 Scholarship in honor of Toshiyuki Horie, Pentel of America, Ltd. –

Jillian Hornbeck, Vassar College

$1,000 Scholarship in honor of David Anderson, Richards Pen Shop –

Kayli Tavarez Camarena, University of Tampa


$1,000 Scholarship Recipients (3) –

Benjamin Miller, Manchester University

Lashunda Mosley, Georgia Southwestern State University

Madison Auby, DePaul University


$500 Scholarship Recipients (7) – 

Ryan Mundt, University of Texas, San Antonio

William Alexander, St. John’s University

Abreona Cabell, Florida Memorial University

Brianna Miner, Cazenovia College

Dustin Sloop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Emma McFee, University of Utah

Joseph Hanshaw, Virginia Tech

2016 BSA Scholarship Program

Application Process for 2016

Any person is eligible to apply who is an employee or related to an employee of a BSA member firm or a group affiliated with the business products industry. Previous winners are eligible for a second award, but must reapply.


Candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship. They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, university or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.


Judges will take into consideration academic success, interest, special abilities, financial need and other factors in arriving at their choice of scholarship recipients. Without attempting to limit a choice of career the applicant may choose, the judges will give consideration to the degree in which the career choice could have an application to the business products industry.



The person applying for the scholarship must complete this four-page application form and mail it, along with any attachments to the BSA address shown below. Mail as early as you can. BSA must have the application, transcripts and reference letters by March 21, 2016. Please use typewriter or ball point pen. If you need more space to answer a question, use a blank piece of paper. Be sure your name appears on all attachments and particularly anything mailed to BSA separately.


In addition to the application form, BSA needs the following:

  • A transcript of grades and credits, with the exception of the current semester. Students enrolled in college must furnish a copy of their high school transcripts and any other collegiate institutions attended.
  • A reference letter from a person employed by a firm in the office products industry, holding an executive or managerial position.
  • A reference letter from a teacher, professor or education professional.




BSA has closed 2016 application acceptance on Mar. 21, 2016.

Applications are currently being reviewed. Scholarship winners will be announced in June 2016.




Completed Scholarship Application, including references and transcripts must be mailed to the following address:


BSA Scholarships

BSA Educational Foundation, Inc.

3601 East Joppa Rd.

Baltimore, Maryland 21234


Questions? -- Contact Alice at BSA Headquarters: (410) 931-8100


Click here for the full list of winners from 2015.






BSA is a trade association that represents manufacturers, wholesalers, manufacturer representatives in the business products and related industries. We strive to develop high industry standards, best practices and technological advances to promote the growth and success of our members through networking, education and innovative ideas.

Thank You to Our BSA Partners!

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