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Ashley Furniture’s Scholarship Program Contributes More Than $245,000 Nationally

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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. and the Wanek family recently announced that they are recognizing students furthering their education by contributing over $245,000 in scholarships across the nation. Over 100 students located near Ashley facilities have been awarded a scholarship to put towards their college tuition this fall.

Each year, Ashley provides two separate scholarship opportunities for graduating high school students who are children of Ashley associates. The ‘Ashley Grants in Aid Scholarship’ provides a $2,000, one-time scholarship to graduating high school students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university during the following fall semester. The ‘Wanek Engineering and Design Scholarship’ is a one-time, $3,333.33 scholarship provided to graduating high school students pursuing a secondary degree in an Engineering or Design field.

“My daughter was thrilled and extremely grateful to be an Ashley scholarship recipient this year,” said Dan Weatherly, parent of scholarship recipient. “The scholarships are substantial and they go a long way in helping the children of Ashley employees achieve their educational goals. The scholarship program represents a tremendous investment by Ashley in our children and our communities.”

To help offset the escalating costs of higher education, over 100 scholarships are awarded every year to children of Ashley Furniture employees. Throughout the years, Ashley and the Wanek family have provided millions of dollars towards education, in-kind services and more than 2,000 student scholarships.

More about Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.: (Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is one of the largest manufacturers of home furnishings in the world. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best
home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day. Visit Ashley online at www.ashleyfurniture.com.

More about Ashley HomeStore: Ashley HomeStore is committed to being your trusted partner and style leader for the home. This commitment has made Ashley HomeStore the No. 1 furniture retailer in the U.S. and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands with more than 725 locations in 36 countries. Start designing your dream home today. Visit Ashley HomeStore online at www.ashleyhomestore.com.

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