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MEMBERnews: Shred Nations Establishes Scholarship Program

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NAID Associate member, Shred Nations, will provide a $5,000 annual higher education scholarship for NAID members, associate members, employees and their families, with the first recipient to be announced at NAID 2018.
 
Shred Nations announced the establishment of the Shred Nations Scholarship Program. The scholarship will promote the advancement of the secure destruction industry by investing in the next generation of professionals. The program will provide financial assistance for an annual higher education scholarship for NAID® members, associate members, employees and their families.
 
Applicants will be required to submit a nomination from a NAID member. NAID members will be comprised of any employee or owner of a NAID member company. Applicants must have completed secondary school, or currently be a senior in a secondary school, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with an interest in business, environmental studies, or the shredding and recycling industry.
 
Shred Nations will begin accepting applications on June 1 of the preceding year the scholarship is offered. Applications must be received by the posted deadline, which is typically not less than 45 days prior to the NAID Annual Conference. The winner will be flown to the NAID Annual Conference to be presented their scholarship award.
 
According to NAID President Eric Haas, the announcement is indicative of Shred Nation’s continuing support and recognition of the NAID community.
 
“NAID’s associate members have been a big part of NAID’s success for more than two decades,” said Haas. “To their credit, we deeply appreciate that Shred Nations is supporting the membership in such a unique and meaningful way.”
 
“Shred Nations recognizes the benefits of continuing higher education,” said Rand LeMarinel, Vice President of Marketing at Shred Nations. “As a member of NAID, Shred Nations supports the independent shredding industry and believes in giving back to providers by implementing a scholarship to students seeking higher education.”
 
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About Shred Nations
Shred Nations is a wholly owned entity of DataGuard USA LLC. Shred Nations is an internet marketing company with a special interest in serving the document management industry. Internet customers and shredding companies have relied on us for new business opportunities since 1999. Shred Nations prides themselves on delivering fast and accurate information. www.shrednations.com
 
About The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)
The National Association for Information Destruction is the international watchdog and non-profit trade association of the secure destruction industry, which currently represents more than 1,900 member locations globally. www.naidonline.org