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The BTA Scholarship Foundation was established on Feb. 23, 1968, when the announcement of its creation was made at the Dorothy R. Ames retirement dinner (Click here to see the notice of her retirement in a NOMDA Hot Line from 1968). The BTA East District (formerly EROMDA) initiated the fund to honor Ames because of the many contributions she had made to the office technology industry in that district. Accordingly, the fund bore her name. In July 1971, at the EROMDA Convention in St. Louis, the Dorothy R. Ames Scholarship Foundation merged with the association's Scholarship Foundation to become an important benefit for the sons and daughters of BTA dealer members and the sons and daughters of employees of BTA dealer members.

The BTA Scholarship Foundation is supported by continuing contributions from individual dealers, local and regional chapter associations, as well as manufacturers and distributors. Each year, BTA awards $1,000 and $1,500 scholarships to qualifying children of full, dues-paying retail dealer members and to the children of members' employees as well. Beginning in 2015, one $3,000 scholarship was established with the Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund. The Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to honor BTA's General Counsel Bob Goldberg and his many years of service. Click here for more details.

Since the 1984-85 school year, the Business Technology Association has awarded 1,327 scholarships totaling $1,495,500 to the sons and daughters of the full-time employees of member dealerships.

Scholarship recipients are chosen by an impartial and independent evaluator.

To make a donation to the BTA Scholarship Foundation, click here.

To make a donation to the Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund (an Endowment Fund of the BTA Scholarship Foundation), click here.

Click the links below to see some of our past scholarship recipients:

2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients
2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients
2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients
2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients
2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients
2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients
2009-2010 Scholarship Recipients
2008-2009 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Qualifying Criteria

Applicants must be:
• A son or daughter of a principal or of an employee of a current BTA Retail Dealer Member (51% of business is retail). Neither part-time employees nor their children qualify (part-time is defined as 20 hours per week or less).

(Employees may apply only if he/she qualifies as both a full-time employee and a full-time student.)


• A full-time student maintaining a class schedule of at least 12 hours of accredited college courses throughout the school year covered by the Scholarship.

Applications may be requested from Mary Hopkins at (816) 941-3100 or via e-mail.

Applications must be RECEIVED by May 1.

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you may do so by using the check-off line on your BTA Membership dues renewal form or by sending a check made out to the BTA Scholarship Foundation. There is no specific contribution amount; that is left up to you.

Please mail your check to:
Business Technology Association
12411 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145.

If you would prefer to contribute by credit card, you may call Mary Hopkins at (816) 941-3100 or fax the information to (816) 303-4056.

Dealers: Download a flyer to promote the scholarship foundation at your dealership.

Contributors to the BTA Scholarship Foundation:
Accent Imaging
Advanced Business Equipment
Advanced Business Systems
Advanced Copier Technology
Advanced Systems
Allied Document Solutions & Services
Alltech Business Solutions
Anderson Business Technology
Aregood Technologies
ASI Business Solutions
Atlantic Business Products
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office
Automated Office Systems
BASE Technologies
Bishop Business Equipment
Bratton's Office Equipment
Broken Acres Electronics
Budget Document Technology
California Business Machines
Joan and Leon Carter
Cavin's Business Solutions
Center for Business Innovation
Century Business Products
Conestoga Copiers
Coordinated Business Solutions
Coordinated Business Systems
Copiers Plus
Copy Systems
CTS Services
CVI Digital Solutions
CWS-Copier Word Processing Supply
Desert Business Machines
Des Plaines Office Equipment
Donnellon McCarthy
Jim Donnellon
Duplicator Sales
Edwards Business Systems
Electronic Office Systems
Enoch Office Equipment
E O Johnson
Fireside Office Products
Fraser Advanced Information Systems
Hadley Office Products
Hagan Business Machines of Meadville
Hendrix Business Systems
H L Dempsey
Hoosier Business Machines
KIP America
Konica Minolta Albin
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Lockwood Moore
Martin Whalen Office Solutions
Muratec America
New England Copy Specialists
OKI Data Americas
Preferred Office Products
Printers & Stationers
Printwise Office Solutions
Prior & Nami Business Systems
Purvis Business Machines
Sandhills Office Systems
Sostilio & Associates International
Standley Systems
Stan's Office Technologies
Systel Business Equipment
The Office Technology Group
US Copy Inc.
Wagner Office Machines
Waltz Business Solutions
WJS Enterprises

Contributors to the Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund:
Accent Imaging
Allied Document Solutions & Services
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office
BASE Technologies
Broken Acres Electronics
Leon and Joan Carter
Cavin's Business Solutions
Century Business Products
Coordinated Business Systems
Copiers Plus
Desert Business Machines
Jim Donnellon
Edwards Business Systems
Electronic Office Systems
Fraser Advanced Information Systems
KIP America
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Lockwood Moore
Muratec America
Preferred Office Products
Sandhills Office Systems

"I have always been pleased to say I am a member of BTA, particularly the counsel from Bob Goldberg. However, nothing can compare to the satisfaction of presenting a BTA scholarship to an employee's child. Helping the future generation is a priority to who and what we are all about in business. Thanks to BTA for providing such a great service and opportunity for the membership to extend to our employees."
Dean Sandstoe OSDI-Spacesaver
Des Moines, Iowa

"On behalf of my family, I want to let you and the rest of the Business Technology Association know how grateful we are for the scholarship support we have received over the past six years. We are extremely blessed to have daughters who have worked hard in school and doubly so to have the BTA scholarship awarded to them so many times. Thank you again for the opportunity and the awards. This scholarship makes such a huge difference in the life of a student."
Peter & Debbie Dresler
Parents of scholarship recipients
Portland, Oregon

"It is really great that businesses and organizations give out scholarships within their company families. I was thrilled when I found out that I was the recipient of the BTA scholarship and would like to thank Dean Sandstoe for recommending this scholarship to me and to my family who pushed me to give it my all."
Aubrey Marsh
Scholarship recipient
Des Moines, Iowa

Bob Goldberg Legacy Award Presentation & Manufacturer Donation

"I wanted to thank you for allowing me the honor of receiving your scholarship. I'm grateful for the scholarship, as it will help me finance my tuition costs for my freshman year. Thank you again for your consideration. I appreciate that you have this program available for graduating seniors; every bit helps with paying for college. I think it's great that you present this opportunity for us to be rewarded for our hard work."

Katie Paulich
Scholarship recipient
Wausau, Wisconsin

"I am extremely grateful to have been selected as a scholarship recipient. Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed me to attend college without the worry and stress of going into debt. Over the years, I have received four scholarships from BTA and can honestly say it has made a dramatic impact on my college education.
I plan to graduate this December ... Because of your generosity, I am able to begin my career without financial difficulties. Thank you again for all you have done for
me throughout the years."
Justine Gab
Scholarship recipient
Grand Forks, North Dakota

"Thank you for the generous scholarship. It will be put to good use."
David Keys
Scholarship recipient
Bismarck, North Dakota
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