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RBIEF grants $12,000 to students interested in marine industry careers

Monday, August 1, 2016   (0 Comments)

The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) awarded $12,000 in scholarship funds to 13 students for the 2016/2017 school year.  The RBIEF scholarship fund was developed in 1986 by the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) as a support program for students interested in pursuing careers in the recreational boating industry. Scholarships are awarded to college students interested in a career in the marine industry, as well as current MBIA members and their employees for conferences, certifications and other continuing education programs. With this granting, the fund will have distributed $355,896  to deserving students.

     "Marking the Foundation’s 30th year, we are very pleased to award 13 different individuals who possess connections and a deep interest toward working within or managing the recreational boating industry in the future,” said RBIEF President Jim Coburn of Coburn & Associates.  “This year also marked our first Gregory P. Krueger Scholarship to this year’s top awardee.  Our Foundation is an outstanding economic benefit to the great state of Michigan and the recreational boating industry.” 

     "Greg spent his entire life showcasing and sharing his love for the water and recreational boating, and was a huge proponent of higher education.  As co-founder of RBIEF, my father would be deeply touched and honored by this named scholarship awarded to the top applicant in his memory,” said Amy Krueger Malow.

2016 RBIEF scholarship recipients:
•    Erin Coburn, Macomb
•    Adam Dombrowski , Casco
•    Tia Esposito, Harbor Springs
•    Chase Gruver, Wayland
•    Kash Gruver, Wayland
•    Matthew Hevron, Taylor
•    Bailey Kehrig, Clinton Township
•    Tyler Lozen, East China
•    Shelby Macuga, Saint Clair
•    Cedes Powers, Fenton (Gregory P. Krueger Scholarship)
•    Robert Robson, Grosse Pointe Park
•    Reis Wiedemann, Clarkston
•    Cody Yearn, Milford

To find out more information about RBIEF or to contribute, click here.


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