Tom D. Ralls Memorial Scholarship

Tom D. Ralls Memorial Scholarship

University of Innovative Distribution

Criteria & Application

Scholarship to be Awarded:

$550 Scholarship to the University of innovative Distribution will be awarded for each session of the University of Innovative Distribution each year. The awarded scholarship will be for $550 towards tuition to the University of Innovative Distribution.


Applicant must be an employee in good standing of an FPDA Regular (Distributor) Member organization.
Applicant must be a member of the FPDA Young Executives (YES).

Deadline for Application and Selection Process:

Deadline for receipt of the completed application and qualifying criteria by FPDA's headquarters office is December 31, 2022. Any materials received after this date will not be reviewed.
All applications submitted prior to this deadline will be reviewed and evaluated by the FPDA Board of Directors and the selected recipient will be notified in writing in January.

Please complete the following:

First Name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Position Title:
Mailing Address:
Date of Birth:
Have you attended any previous sessions of the University of Innovative Distribution?
If selected, may we have permission to use your photo, name, and your essay in news releases, etc.?


Please select the highest level of degree you have achieved academically

Highest Level of Degree:
School Name:
Any continuing education?


Number of years in the Fluid Power Industry:
Number of years at present company::
Please provide a summary of your career to date:
Please list your career goals:


Provide the following:
"What benefit will you, your company, and/or the industry receive by your attending the University of Innovative Distribution Program?"

Candidate Statement and Authorization:

I acknowledge that the information in this application is true and correct. I understand and agree that any scholarship award is application only if I am an employee of an FPDA Member in good standing and a member of FPDA's Young Executives (YES).
Candidate's Signature:

Your completed application must be submitted to the FPDA Office by December 31, 2022. Questions? Please call FPDA at (410) 940-6347 or send an email to
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