2011 Awards & Scholarships

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Memorial Scholarship

(formerly Russ Agnes Scholarship)

NIBA – The Belting Association honors the memory of past officers, directors, and committee members for their strong dedication to the NIBA organization. In 2011, NIBA awarded six (6) $1,500 scholarships for employees and children of employees of NIBA member companies who make a difference in their communities, their churches, and their schools, through service.

Presidential Scholarship

(formerly Ray Snow Memorial Scholarship)

NIBA – The Belting Association honors the memory of past presidents of NIBA for their dedication to NIBA and all Distributor/Fabricator members. In 2011, NIBA awarded two (2) $4,000 scholarships for children with a parent employed by a NIBA Distributor/Fabricator Company. These scholarships are based on the candidate’s academic achievement, community service, leadership roles, and an essay on their future goals/objectives.

Rubber Ron Technical Training Scholarship

NIBA – The Belting Association honors the memory of Ron “Rubber Ron” Roalsen for his ‘common sense’ approach to our industry and the people who work hard within it. In 2011, thanks to a grant from Ron’s family, NIBA awarded two (2) Heavyweight Technical Seminar Scholarships for employees of NIBA member companies. Participants will be given the opportunity to provide a short written explanation of how they will apply what they learned at the class back at work, and winners will receive complimentary attendance to a NIBA heavyweight technical seminar plus $500 travel reimbursement.