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APRO Scholarship

Jun 4, 2019


Attention APRO Rent-to-Own Employees and Children of employees:

The APRO Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for college scholarships. For more than a decade, APRO’s Education Foundation has annually provided scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. APRO members have contributed generously to the association’s Scholarship Fund – awarding 325 scholarships totaling $759,000 to date – to help students connected with RTO pursue their college degrees. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. CT on June 14, 2019.

To apply, students must complete an application and submit proof that they have been accepted into an accredited university or trade school for the 2019 Fall semester; have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA, or 2.5 or better cumulative GPA when applying to an accredited two-year trade school; and submit an essay on why they deserve the scholarship based on three key criteria: 1) charitable or civic/community involvement, 2) Academic merits and 3) Financial need. Students are also required to submit an essay on how rent-to-own has made an impact on someone personally.

Please make sure to review and complete the full submission requirements prior to applying.

Click here to download the 2019 APRO Education Foundation Scholarship application. For more information, contact

Criteria Requirements

Scholarship applicants must be either a rent-to-own employee or a son or daughter of a rent-to-own employee of a company in good standing.

APRO Scholarship Priorities

Your written narrative on why you deserve the scholarship – based on your Charitable/Civic/Extracurricular Activities, Financial Need and Academic Excellence – is the most important part of your application.

For guidance and examples, please review the stories of the 2016 recipients, beginning on page 6.