Michigan trade group hands out scholarships

The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation awarded $12,000 in scholarship funds to 13 students for the 2016-2017 school year.
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The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation 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 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,” RBIEF president Jim Coburn, of Coburn & Associates, said in a statement. “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,” Amy Krueger Malow said. “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.”

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