Anne Marie Fearn served as Certified’s chairman for nearly three decades. Her initials, AMF, now stand for a scholarship awards program benefiting Certified’s Advertisers, Merchandisers (display rack locations) and Family (employees/contractors).
The Anne Marie Fearn Memorial Scholarship Awards is the first of its kind in Certified’s 120-year history. The annual program will grant six academic scholarships. It recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by Mrs. Fearn, who passed away on April 19th, 2013 at the age of 89.
“It’s the company’s desire to give back in Mrs. Fearn’s honor to those who support the company – its employees, advertisers and display rack locations” says Bill Deering, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “Mrs. Fearn was a strong advocate for people furthering their education and making a better life for themselves and their families. We want to recognize and support their achievements.” AMF stands for: A (Anne) for Advertiser, M (Marie) for Merchandiser/Rack Location and F (Fearn) for Family, or Certified employees and independent contractors.
Awards will be presented in the Certified’s Advertisers, Merchandisers (display rack locations) and Family (employees/contractors) categories.
Grade point average, athletic and extracurricular activities, and community service will be weighted on a point system. The applicant must also complete a one-page essay answering any one of three travel and tourism related questions.