RSPA has awarded nearly $3 million to families of RSPA members companies, and that tradition continues. Employees of all RSPA members (and their families) can apply for scholarships to help ease the costs associated with higher education. Several different scholarships, with different award amounts are available. Scholarship applications are reviewed by an independent, third-party evaluator to determine awards for individual applicants. 2023 application coming soon.

Retail Solutions Provider’s Association Scholarship – $1,000-$2,500
This award is available to all RSPA members. The member company must be in good standing in the RSPA currently and for the past 3 consecutive years. The applicant must be:

  • A child or grandchild of an RSPA Member Employee or Owner
  • FT (21> hrs./wk.)employee of an RSPA Member company with at least 3 years tenure at the company
  • Be at least 16 years old on the day the application for the current year is due
  • Have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1 of the year in which they will use the scholarship
  • Have sufficient achievement to be accepted by an accredited post-secondary school

Scholarship recipients of one year may re-apply for additional scholarships in succeeding years, up to a total of four awards. Applications do not have to be made in consecutive years; however, the student must re-apply each year they wish to be considered

Datacap Systems Scholarship – $2,500
The Datacap Systems Scholarship was established in 2022 by the Ziegler Family Foundation to support RSPA Members in sustaining their business and transitioning to the next generation. Recipients of this scholarship must meet the following qualifications: The applicant is pursuing a degree in Business Administration or Technology that is applicable to the needs of a retail systems reseller.

John B Lockington Memorial Scholarship – $2,500
Established in 2022 by BMC, this scholarship recognizes the contributions of John B Lockington to our industry. Mr. Lockington played a pivotal role in merging the SDA and ICRDA to form the current RSPA. Recipients of this scholarship must meet the following qualifications: The applicant is associated with an RSPA Member Company that operates primarily as a full-service point of sale solution provider, providing sales, installation, and maintenance services directly to end users. Applicant is pursuing an educational curriculum intended to support a career with an RSPA Member Company.

The Stanley and Shirley Hayman Founder’s Scholarship – $3,500
This is the first established named scholarship, honoring the longtime association members, co-founders of the ICRDA (Independent Cash Register Dealers Association), and co-founders of the association scholarship program. The Hayman family continues to support the scholarship through annual donations.

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Meet RSPA Scholarship Recipients
Take a moment to learn more about two of the many incredible students the RSPA Scholarship Program has benefitted via their application essays:

Jordan Jacobs

Bailey Allen