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ISSA Charities Awards 2021–2022 Scholarships

July 29, 2021 ISSA Charities Awards 2021–2022 Scholarships

ISSA Scholars, a signature ISSA Charities program – the charitable arm of ISSA, today announced the recipients of the ISSA Scholars 2021-2022 Scholarship Awards. Thanks to the generous contributions of ISSA member companies and individuals, 35 scholarships were awarded to new and continuing college students, for a total of US $111,250 donated in financial aid.

“After an unprecedented year for everyone, but especially for those entering college or continuing their education, we’re excited to introduce this year’s ISSA Scholars recipients,” said Sandy Wolfrum, ISSA Charities Director of Development. “We’re grateful to our member companies that make these scholarships possible and hope to continue adding more opportunities to introduce students to the essential world of cleaning.” 

Since 1988, the ISSA Charities Scholarship Program has helped individuals fulfill their dreams of higher education. ISSA Scholars has provided nearly $4 million in financial aid to over 1,000 college and university students. Open to all employees of ISSA member companies, and their immediate family members, ISSA Scholars aims to relieve the burden of tuition and introduce a new generation to the worldwide cleaning industry.

Eligible candidates include those entering or continuing studies at fully accredited four-year colleges and universities. Scholarships were awarded based on merit, individual accomplishments, and evidence of leadership. The 2021-2022 Scholarships and recipients include:

CHARLES AND DAVID WAX
Carissa Rivera – WAXIE Sanitary Supply
Ellie Torgerson – WAXIE Sanitary Supply

EDWARD LANE NATIONAL SANITARY SUPPLY CO. SCHOLARSHIP
Brandon Salas – Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resorts

FRANCIS T. CALLAHAN SCHOLARSHIP
Caitriona Greene – NPD Group

GOJO INDUSTRIES INC. JEROME LIPPMAN AWARD
Alexandra DiDonato – GOJO Industries Inc.
Rebecca Kreais – GOJO Industries Inc.
Aishwarye Padate – GOJO Industries Inc.

GOLDEN STAR INC.’S LELAND GRANDLINGER AND EARL C. JULO SCHOLARSHIP
Jacob Smith – WCP Solutions

HEEREN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Jillian Tishko – Colker Janitorial Supply

ISSA CANADA AWARDS
Emma Armstrong – Armstrong Manufacturing Inc.

ISSA HYGIEIA NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Maia Spallone – Tahoe Supply Company

JACK D. RAMALEY AWARD
Kristina Gorel
Declan Hurley
Trinity Pham – Golden Star Inc.

JEROME E. RAU SCHOLARSHIP
Seth Bakken

LOUIS G. GOORLAND FUND/ISSA STAFF AWARDS
Jiana Avila – ISSA

MAINTEX/SILVERMAN FUND
Paula Macias-Gonzalez – Maintex

MANUFACTURERS REP FUND
Esteban Grijalva – Avision

NEW ENGLAND SANITARY SUPPLY ASSOCIATION
Cole Trotta – EBP Supply Solutions
Daniel Ventura – Simplex Janitorial Supplies

RICHARD H. JARDEN SCHOLARSHIP
Kaylee Wagner – Triple S

ROGER & VICTORIA PARROTT SCHOLARSHIP
Aidan Leahy – Kimberly-Clark Professional

SANITARY SUPPLY WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION (SSWA) SCHOLARSHIP
Zachary Schuster – Betco

SPARTAN CHEMICAL COMPANY’S E.T. SWIGART SCHOLARSHIP
Lucy Dodson – Lavo Solutions

WAXIE ENTERPRISES INC.
Katie Christofferson – WAXIE Sanitary Supply

WESTERN PAPER DISTRIBUTION/MORRIS FUND
Kamryn Hoehne – Western Paper Distribution
August Malom – Western Paper Distribution
Arissa Petree – Western Paper Distribution
Kayleah Petree – Western Paper Distribution
Chrysh Williams – Western Paper Distribution
Heather Williams – Western Paper Distribution

ZUCKER/UHRMAN FUND
Caitlin Masters – State Industrial Products
Molly Setliff – State Industrial Products
Karlee Jenkins – State Industrial Products
Sarah Sandstrom – State Industrial Products

“Our family loves to support kids that want to work hard, advance their education, and get ahead,” said Western Paper Distributors CEO and Morris Fund contributor Nick Morris. “We appreciate ISSA having a scholarship program that allows us to be of help to deserving kids and families. Thanks to ISSA for helping us make a difference.”

Learn more about ISSA Scholars at www.issacharities.org/issa-scholars.

About ISSA Charities 
ISSA Charities™ is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ISSA and the worldwide cleaning industry. A 501(c)(3) organization, ISSA Charities’ mission is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, better place to live by sponsoring, funding, and operating charitable and social programs directly connected to the cleaning industry. Our Signature Charities are changing the way the world views cleaning: Cleaning for a Reason provides professional home cleaning for cancer patients; the ISSA Hygieia Network advances women, diversity, equity and inclusion in the cleaning industry; and ISSA Scholars supports youth with scholarship aid and seasonal internships. To learn more about ISSA Charities and to make your own donation, visit issacharities.org