VDTA/Bernie Epstein College Scholarship Fund
The VDTA/Bernie Epstein College Scholarship Fund was founded in 1993. It was named after well-known businessman Bernie Epstein of State Vacuum in Tampa, FL. Bernie was quite a philanthropist. He was well known for his community service, his humanitarian ways and his ongoing love of sports. Bernie was also very well known in our industry as caring and loving toward others less fortunate. Over the years, he touched many lives in Tampa and throughout the country.
The purpose of the fund is to assist the youth of our members to attend college. The basic criteria for a recipient are: they must be a dependent of a VDTA/SDTA member or the member’s employees, they must have a 2.5 GPA, attend college on a full time basis (12 credit hours or more), have a community service and humanitarian background and be active in sports. The scholarship is worth up to $5,000 over four years.
The VDTA/Bernie Epstein College Scholarship Fund is a non-profit corporation under section 501 (C) (3) of the IRS code and Iowa’s Non-Profit Corporation Act, Chapter 504A of the Code of Iowa. Your donations are tax deductible.
We have three ways you can contribute to the college scholarship fund.
1. A donation in any amount by check or credit card.
2. Table sponsor at the annual Casino Night
3. Individual player ticket purchase at the annual Casino Night.
With the rising costs of college, these scholarships are more important than ever to these young students. The scholarship has made a difference in many lives.
For your donation, you will receive a plaque to proudly display on your wall. You will also receive recognition at the VDTA/SDTA annual Las Vegas Convention and on the VDTA/SDTA Web site.
But above all, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference in the life of a student with ties to our industry. You will help fulfill the dreams of these young students as they go forward into their future endeavors.
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