Anne Marie Fearn served as Certified Folder Service's chairman and chief executive for nearly three decades. Her initials, AMF, now stand for a scholarship awards program benefiting Certified Folder's advertisers, merchandizers (display rack locations) and employees.
The newly launched Anne Marie Fearn Memorial Scholarship Awards is the first of its kind in Certified Folder's 114-year history. The annual program will grant six academic scholarships totaling $17,500. It recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by Mrs. Fearn, who passed away on April 19th 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.
Two awards of $2,500 each will be presented in Certified Advertiser and Certified Rack Location/Merchandiser categories. Awards of $2,500 and $5,000 will be given in the Certified Employee/Independent Contractor category.
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.