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September 06, 2017

World News

DSA of Canada Recognizes Academic Scholarship Recipients

The Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada recently awarded five $1,000 scholarships to either deserving children of active Independent Sales Consultants (ISCs) of DSA member companies, or ISCs who themselves are students. In addition, the DSA awarded one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a deserving child of a DSA Member Company employee*.

“The cornerstone of the direct selling business is to provide opportunities for individuals, regardless of background, to achieve success,” said Linda Herron, Interim DSA President. “The recipients of our scholarship program are a testament to this philosophy.”

The six recipients of the 2017 DSA Academic Scholarships are:

  • Alexander Cole, AVON Canada
  • Erika Born, Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Kayla Bazzana, AVON Canada
  • Sebastian Jania, Amway Canada
  • Stephanie Richards, doTERRA
  • Simon Fothergill, Steeped Tea*

Grants for educational initiatives are made possible through support from the Direct Sellers Education Foundation (DSEF) of Canada. The DSEF is a not-for-profit organization established by the Canadian DSA in 1994. The DSEF promotes public awareness of the direct selling industry in Canada and serves the public interest through educational programs and research into direct sales and micro enterprise.

“It is with absolute pleasure that we hand out these scholarships to these deserving students,” said Jackie McClements, DSEF Chair. “All of the stories submitted are true testaments to who we are as an industry, and how we are able to positively impact change in peoples’ lives. We are so proud of these individuals, and I speak on behalf of the entire Board of Directors for the Direct Sellers Education Foundation when I say we know your future is bright and look forward to awarding many more students in the years to come!”

The Direct Sellers Association of Canada is the national trade association for the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods directly to consumers. Its mission is to promote, serve and protect the interests of Canadian member companies and independent direct sellers marketing their products, and ensure the highest level of business ethics and service to consumers.