Member Resources

Solution Partners Scholarship Program

The Solution Partners Scholarship Program currently awards 12 annual scholarships valued at $2,500 each to the children of regular, full-time employees of AHFA member companies, including its subsidiaries, the International Casual Furnishings Association and the Solution Partners supplier division.

Eight one-year scholarships are awarded based on financial need and merit of the student. Additionally, there are four merit-based scholarships that are based on leadership attributes and academic performance. Applicants must be 21 years of age or under and enrolled in or planning to enroll in a four-year college or university, a junior or community college or a vocational or technical school.

The scholarships are issued in two equal installments in July and December of the year in which the award is granted. Checks are made payable to the educational institution.

To help member companies promote awareness of the Solution Partners Scholarship Program, AHFA has created a social media toolkit with downloadable graphics, example social media posts and a poster you can order in any quantity or download and print yourself.

Scholarship Toolkit


For questions or additional information regarding the Solution Partners Scholarship Program, please contact Michael Padjen, VP of Membership and Associate Member Relations, at

Information & Applications

Scholarship applications are due January 31 each year, and the recipients are announced in April. Informational materials suitable for copying and distributing to company employees are available below, as well as a link to the scholarship applications.

Scholarship Based on Merit & Financial Need

Information Application

Scholarship Based on
Merit Only

AHFA Solution Partners Scholarship Program 2023 Recipients

Taylor Cotie
Greensboro College
Legacy Classic | Modern

Isabella Holloway
University of Kentucky
McCreary Modern, Inc.

Kate Miller
High Point University
Hooker Furnishings Corporation

Tamya Washington
University of North Alabama
H.M. Richards, Inc.

Alexia LaFavr
Central Michigan University

Lindsay Strickland
North Carolina State University
Culp, Inc.

Jacob Sebastian
Western Kentucky University
Leggett & Platt Furniture Components

Rachel Miller
North Carolina State University
Century Furniture Industries

Sara King
Catawba Valley Community College
Vanguard Furniture Company, Inc.

Ian Martin
King University
Hooker Furnishings Corporation

Miriam Matney
Gaston College - Lincoln Campus
CR Laine Furniture Company

Zoey Boston
Appalachian State University
McCreary Modern, Inc.

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AHFA’s Solution Partners Scholarship Program awards financial assistance to 12 students annually. It is the only scholarship program in our industry specifically designed to provide advanced educational opportunities to the children of full-time industry workers.

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Annual Education Golf Tournament

The Education Program is supported by an Annual Education Golf Tournament. Click the button below to learn more information on playing in or becoming a sponsor for the next tournament.

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