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April 24, 2019


Shred Nations is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019/2020 Academic Year Scholarship of $5,000, Ms. Alexis Braaten.
Shred Nations acknowledges the importance of higher education for individuals who are interested in contributing to the information destruction community and businesses. This year,there were a total of fifteen scholarship applications and six finalists, all of which were sponsored by a NAID member company. Each applicant provided compelling essays, making it a very difficult decision for the selection committee.
Shred Nations awarded the scholarship to Alexis Braaten due to her contributions to the information destruction industry through her family’s business, EcoShred MN. Inc., along with her dedication to furthering her education at St. Benedict's University. She is eager to increase efficiencies within the shredding industry while also making it more environmentally sustainable.
Alexis was recognized at the 2019 i-SIGMA Annual Conference. “Thank you so much for your contribution to help me further my education. My plan is to attend the college of St. Benedicts in Minnesota and play softball, which is one of my strongest passions” said Alexis. She was awarded the check onstage by Rand LeMarinel, President of Shred Nations and Angie Singer-Keating, Co-President of i-SIGMA.
The Scholarship Selection Committee along with Shred Nations would like to congratulate all the applicants on their educational and professional success. The 2020/2021 Shred Nations Scholarship will be announced in early summer and welcomes all previous candidates along with new applicants to apply. For more information, please visit .
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. We deliver fast and accurate information.
About The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)
NAID , a division of the International Secure Information Governance and Management Association™ (i-SIGMA™), focuses on secure data destruction and advocates for a standard of best practices across governments and by service providers as well as product, equipment, and service suppliers globally. It also works to improve the sales efforts of approximately 2,000-member companies by providing tools for compliance with all known data protection regulations. 
Contact Shred Nations
Shred Nations
777 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 3-250
Lakewood, CO 80226
(800) 747-3365