The AVIXA Foundation Grant Program

The AVIXA Foundation Grant Program provides sponsors and recipients that opportunity to find the right fit for their company and career. AVIXA Foundation is the pro-AV industry's fastest-growing internship and mentoring program. It was designed to mentor young professionals who are entering the audiovisual industry. Participating companies involved with this program will gain insight into mentoring, coaching, and could potentially end up with a new employee. Sponsors will be able to mold the right employee for their company while recipients will learn the skills and tools needed to advance their careers in the AV industry.

Grant Applications

Recipient

Eligibility:

Individuals applying to be a grant recipient must be students enrolled in a training or degree program related to the Professional Audiovisual (AV) industry.

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Steps:

  1. Interested students then apply for the program and select the member company that they are working with on the application.
  2. Applications are forwarded to the member company.
  3. The member company selects winners and forwards to the AVIXA Foundation for approval.
  4. The member company and scholarship recipient start the program. The member company sponsor and scholarship recipient will participate in quarterly surveys/outreach to provide feedback to the foundation on the program and their progress.

Components:

  • Tuition Reimbursement**: The selected Grant Recipient will receive a $4,000 tuition reimbursement for the school year.
  • Paid Industry Work**: Grant Recipient will engage in productive, meaningful work, and that employers abide by certain standards set by both the Department of Labor and National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
  • AVIXA Education/Certification: Grant Recipient to encouraged to complete Quick Start to the AV Industry, Essentials of AV Technology, CTS Prep Online, AV Math Online and the CTS exam, and to take the CTS exam, the CTS exam fee is required.
  • Mentoring: AVIXA Foundation will periodically check in with the Grant Recipient through a conference call to allow for questions and discussion of concerns on how the mentor program is working. Grant Recipients will be eligible to enroll in the AVIXA Mentor Program for a more traditional mentoring experience, in addition to their experience with the Grant Sponsor.
  • US InfoComm Show (Optional): The Grant Recipient(s) will be offered two nights’ hotel lodging, show admission and two seminar vouchers.

SPONSOR

Eligibility:

Companies applying to be a grant sponsor must be members of AVIXA.

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Steps:

  1. A member company applies to be a part of this grant program. Through this application, the member company will identify the program sponsor, how many scholarships/internships the sponsor hopes to offer, what educational institutions the sponsor plans on working with and provide an overall plan. In addition, the application will specify the requirements that must be met by the member company.
  2. The AVIXA Foundation board approves the application or gives any feedback necessary to the member company.
  3. The member company engages with educational institutions and promotes scholarship and internship. The member company gets students interested.
  4. The member company and scholarship recipient start the program. The member company sponsor and scholarship recipient will participate in quarterly surveys/outreach to provide feedback to the foundation on the program and their progress.

Components:

  • Tuition Reimbursement**: The Grant Sponsor will contribute $2,000 and the Foundation will match the $2,000 tuition reimbursement.
  • Paid Industry Work**: The Grant Sponsor will provide a minimum of 5 hours per week of work for the recipient to experience hands-on learning in the AV industry.
  • AVIXA Education/Certification: The Grant Sponsor will encourage and assist the recipient to take Quick Start to the AV Industry, Essentials of AV Technology, CTS Prep Online, AV Math Online and the CTS exam, fee is required with CTS exam.
  • Mentoring: Grant sponsor will designate Point of Contact (PoC) to mentor the Grant Recipient. Monthly check-in conference calls with AVIXA and other Grant Sponsors will allow for questions, discussion of concerns, and advice on how to work with or mentor a Grant Recipient
  • US AVIXA Show (Optional): The Grant Recipient(s) will be offered two nights’ hotel lodging, show admission and two seminar vouchers.

**Tuition Reimbursement and Paid Industry Work Payment Specifications: The AVIXA Foundation only provides Grant Funds to an Educational Institution in the name of the Grant Recipient. The AVIXA Foundation does not act as an intermediary between Grant Sponsors and Grant Recipients searching for AVIXA Foundation tuition reimbursements or work opportunities. As a result, the AVIXA Foundation has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the grant recipient jobs or submitted resumes, the truth or accuracy of the listings, or the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to Grant Recipients. For government guidelines and standards on internships/trainee programs please refer to the Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor.

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Highlights

Resources

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