2024-2025 WSA Educational Scholarship Recipients

The scholarship committee for the Workplace Solutions Association (WSA), Powered by ISSA, is proud to unveil the recipients of the 2024 WSA scholarships. The committee, chaired by WSA board member Robin King, former owner of Schwegman Office Supply, awarded a total of US$50,000 to students pursuing higher education.

Established more than 50 years ago by the WSA, the annual scholarship program has awarded nearly $3 million in scholarships to deserving families of office products and office furniture dealers and is supported entirely through individual and member contributions.

“WSA is very proud to announce this year’s class of scholarship recipients,” said WSA President Charlie Kennedy. “Each recipient has demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, remarkable leadership qualities, and unwavering motivation. We are happy to support the continuing educational journey of our industry’s next generation of professionals.”

The top five students will receive the following scholarship awards:

 Recipient Name  Member Organization

Makayla Levy ($7,000 scholarship)

Office Express Inc.
Justin Fry ($6,000 scholarship) Guernsey Inc.
Natalie Kilpatrick ($5,000 scholarship) S.P. Richards Co.
Maya Drozd ($4,000 scholarship) Essendant
Aimeé Vega ($3,000 scholarship) Essendant

The following student will receive a $3,000 George A. Thompson Award

The annual award, named in memory of George A. Thompson, is presented to an exceptional applicant who not only excels academically but also dedicates their time and effort to community service and assisting those in need.

Recipient Name Member Organization
Allie Loftin Workplace Solutions Barefield

The following students will receive a $2,000 scholarship award!

Henry Clark, Innovative Office Solutions
Sutton Clayton, Kennedy Office
Robert Elm, Eakes Office Solutions
Keira Fitzgerald, Newtown Office Supply
William Hunsinger, CMF Business Supplies
Mya Johnson, Kennedy Office Supply
Makenna Kilpatrick, S.P. Richards
Lexi Nichols, Innovative Office Solutions
Aspen Thede, Storey Kenworthy
Emily Wham, Greenville Office Supply
Clara Young, On Time Supplies

The WSA educational scholarship committee and the WSA commend all the winners for their remarkable achievements and look forward to witnessing their continued growth and success. These talented individuals serve as inspirations to future generations, embodying the spirit of excellence, compassion, and leadership.