RALEIGH, NC – The Stanley and Shirley Hayman Founder’s Scholarship, the first established scholarship in the history of the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association), is receiving a significant boost in 2023. Stanley’s and Shirley’s children and eight grandchildren recently donated additional funds to continue helping the families of association members ease the costs associated with higher education. The Hayman family’s most recent donation will ensure that the Stanley and Shirley Hayman Founder’s Scholarship is fully funded to provide more scholarships for years to come.
The Stanley and Shirley Hayman Founder’s Scholarship is named in honor of association co-founding members Stanley and Shirley Hayman who were integral in the development and success of the RSPA Scholarship Program. At that time the organization was named the Independent Cash Register Dealers Association (ICRDA).
“Our parents always believed that education, along with opportunity and hard work, were the keys to future success,” said Alan Hayman, President of Hayman Consulting Group. “On behalf of my sister Carolyn Bernstein, my brother Richard, myself, and the Hayman/Bernstein grandchildren, we could not be more proud to renew our support for this scholarship and the RSPA as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary.”
“Our community is forever grateful to the Hayman family for their positive influence on our members,” said Jim Roddy, President & CEO of the RSPA. “I’m thankful for the incredible work Stanley and Shirley accomplished years ago, and I’m thankful to their children and grandchildren for continuing that legacy of service. Many more families will be helped because of the Haymans and their generosity.”
The RSPA Scholarship Fund has received over $150,000 in donations over the past year. Since the inception of the RSPA Scholarship Program, the RSPA has awarded nearly $3 million to families of RSPA member organizations. The RSPA Scholarship Program is commemorating the RSPA’s milestone 75th year with a limited edition RSPA 75th Anniversary Collector Coin. All proceeds will benefit the RSPA Scholarship Fund. Coins can be reserved at www.GoRSPA.org/coin
For more information on the RSPA Scholarship Program, visit www.GoRSPA.org/scholarship or email Membership@GoRSPA.org.
About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)
The RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software developers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, grocery, and cannabis verticals. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the retail technology ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers member-to-member introductions, education, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire® which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by visiting www.GoRSPA.org.