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MEMBERnews: Shred Nations Awards $5,000 Scholarship for 2018-2019 Academic Year

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May 1, 2018

Shred Nations announced the $5,000 scholarship recipient for the 2018/2019 academic school year at the NAID 2018 Conference in Nashville, TN.

The Shred Nations Scholarship Program has awarded the 2018/2019, $5,000 scholarship, to Habeeb Salau. Salau will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall to study Chemical Engineering and International Studies. His goal is to work with developing countries around the world to design efficient large-scale batteries to store peak energy.

The scholarship promotes the advancement of the secure destruction industry by investing in the next generation of professionals. The program provides financial assistance for an annual higher education scholarship for National Association of Information Destruction (NAID®) members, employees, and their families.

From the approximately 20 applications received, the final decision came down to six incredible applicants. Afterward came a rigorous evaluation process by which the selection committee determined the scholarship recipient. In what ended up being a very difficult and close decision, the selection committee was pleased to announce Salau as the first recipient of the Shred Nations’ Scholarship.

According to NAID Director of Marketing & Communications, Kelly Martínez, “The Shred Nations Scholarship Program is a great initiative that actively fosters the advancement of our membership community with the future in mind. The high caliber of applications received was staggering and shows that our members are raising up the next generation of excellent minds and leaders. We thank Shred Nations for equipping them to take on tomorrow and look forward to next year’s application pool.”

Applicants are required to submit a nomination from a NAID member. NAID members are 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 for the 2019/2020 academic school year on June 1, 2018. Applications must be received by the posted deadline, Monday, January 28, 2019. The winner will be flown to the 2019 NAID Annual Conference to be presented their scholarship award.

“Shred Nations recognizes the benefits of continuing higher education,” said Rand LeMarinel, President of Shred Nations. “As a member of NAID, Shred Nations supports the independent shredding industry and looks forward to giving back to providers by implementing a scholarship for students seeking higher education.”

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