The Rising Stars Scholarship Program is open to all NEMOA Member Companies. NEMOA recognizes the importance of attracting, developing and retaining “the best and brightest” people for our industry. To promote that goal, NEMOA grants a limited number of scholarships to each Summit.
Make a NEMOA scholarship part of your company's employee recognition and training programs. Nominate a deserving employee today!
Rising Stars Scholarship winners receive:
Free registration to a NEMOA Summit A special award presented during the Summit Introductions around the conference courtesy of a mentor from NEMOA's Board of Directors Requirements Only NEMOA member companies can nominate a Rising Star candidate Only one (1) nomination per company please Nominees must have been in the industry for less than 5 years and be a current employee of the member company Nomination forms must be completed and submitted along with a copy of the nominee’s recent bio or resume Please click here for Spring 2020 deadlines and Nomination Form. Meet our past Scholarship winners! All photo captions listed from left to right.
Spring 2019 Scholarship Winners Kate Rideout, The Vermont Country Store Mentor: John Rossiter, Lindenmeyr Central Chelsea Hadlock, King Arthur Flour Mentor: Pam Higgins, Oracle Data Cloud NEMOA President: Dana Springfield, Dover Saddlery Jaime Dodd, Road Scholar Mentor: Eileen White, Indrio Brands Richard Clements, Indrio Brands Mentor: Dave Cummings, Sporty’s Not pictured: Josh Gillespie, Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. Fall 2018 Scholarship Winners Kelsey Finley, J.Schmid Maia Dauner, NaviStone Kelsey Byther, Road Scholar Robin Beam, Epsilon Spring 2018 Scholarship Winners Ryan Bergman, Cross Country Computer Heather Engel, Media Horizons Charlotte Mazel, J. Jill Dayna Wafer, Epsilon Brad Bishop, NEMOA President Fall 2017 Scholarship Winners Mentor: Eileen White, Southern Fulfillment Services Susannah Spink, Epsilon Mentor: Pamela Higgins, Oracle Arielle Mulkey, Belardi Ostroy NEMOA President: Brad Bishop Mentor: Sara Florin, SmartPak Equine Lena Molinari, Gardener?s Supply Co. Jeffrey Keegan, Lindenmeyr Central Mentor: Brent Eskew Spring 2017 Scholarship Winners Kelsey Farquharson, Media Horizons Kaylie Bruno, Annie Selke Mentor: Dave Cummings, Sporty's Alexandra Swanson, Creative Consulting NEMOA President: Brad Bishop Mentor: Susan Landay, Trainers Warehouse Mentor: Bill Tine, King Arthur Flour Andrea Labonte, Johnny's Selected Seeds Mentor: Dana Springfield, Yankee Candle Kelsey Forsberg, Belardi/Ostroy Mentor: Steve August, Road Scholar Fall 2016 Scholarship Winners Ali Cooper, Path2Response Kristine Nguyen, Arandell Shannon Daly, Epsilon Ellen Anderson-Benge, Clario Spring 2016 Scholarship Winners Alex Bunick, Road Scholar Elyse Lyons, Media Horizons Heather Yushak, The Orvis Co Michael Harris, Epsilon Stephanie Jones, PlusMedia Spring 2015 Scholarship Winners Lauren Ackerman, J.Schmid & Assoc. Sarah Ridgeway, Plow & Hearth Bill Cobb, Garnet Hill Meredith Pratt, The Orvis Co. Amy Lipsitz, Lake Champlain Chocolates Fall 2014 Scholarship Winners Allyson Noble, Sea Bags, Inc. Bjorn Mann, SmartPak Equine LLC Christine Isgro, PlusMedia LLC Ellen Schoenthaler, Johnny's Selected Seeds Matt Greene, Gardener's Supply Company Spring 2014 Scholarship Winners Pasha Crowell, J. Jill Jessica Kruzel, Cuddledown Dan Hoskins, Collette Brittney Pettis, Performance, Inc. Chris Ahrens, Gardener's Supply Co. Jeff Cracolici, LiftEngine Fall 2013 Scholarship Winners Hannah Osborne, Clario Analytics Nick Andrews, Cuddledown Sally Leonard, Hodges Badge Company, Inc. Tanya Brogan, PlusMedia Erika Nash, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Inc. Nicholas Rabiipour, Trinity Road, LLC. Spring 2013 Scholarship Winners Hadley Levat, Cuddledown Caitlin Forman, Exclusively Weddings Nate Woodward, National Geographic Jason Spangler, Paul Fredrick Shelby Dingle, Stony Creek Brands, LLC George Trakadas, Vistaprint Fall 2012 Scholarship Winners Megan Lemire, Garnet Hill (Spring 2012 winner) Sarah Paull, Smartpak Courtney English, CoffeeTable Joshua Kernoff, The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Taylor Smith, Tucker Capital Stephanie K. Jaeger, Garnet Hill (not pictured) Spring 2012 Scholarship Winners Jessica Baines, Plow and Hearth Lydia Chan, UncommonGoods Megan Lemire, Garnet Hill Chad Rossignol, Cuddledown Jessica Willis, Hodges Badge Company Fall 2011 Scholarship Winners Robyn Chretien, Cuddledown Maria Marino O'Connor, Enabling Devices Caitlin Howell, Garnet Hill Spring 2011 Scholarship Winners David Swan, Performance Bicycle Julia Marden, Uncommon Goods Abby Sherman, Stony Creek Brands Laura Fitzgerald, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company Chris Hart, Cuddledown Marc Asmus, The Territory Ahead Fall 2010 Scholarship Winners Sandra Turner, Junonia Jennifer Kovac, The Orvis Co. Spring 2010 Scholarship Winners Jody Carey, Cuddledown Megan Audet, Garnet Hill Krista Camputaro, Stony Creek Brands Christopher Thomas-Moore, Pace Communications Fall 2009 Scholarship Winners Robert Bove, Stony Creek Brands LLC Alisha Cargill, Harvey Tool Company Megan Karney, Pace Communications E-Commerce Liz LaVallee, The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Emily Malpino, King Arthur Flour Co., Inc. Spring 2009 Scholarship Winners Sara Heffernan, Brookstone Allison Hackett, Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. Joyce Monaco, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Angela Casarella, Professional Cutlery Direct Fall 2008 Scholarship Winners Ira Brooker, Junonia Jason Baer, Vermont Teddy Bear Remlee Crowe, SmartPak Equine Kayla Kesson, Hodges Badge Company Kathleen Noonan, Home Bistro Foods Spring 2008 Scholarship Winners Jason Audet, BlueSky Brands, Inc. Tessa Herland, Cuddledown Lindsay Longe, The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Fall 2007 Scholarship Winners Stephen Pride, Cross Jewelers Jay McCartney, Crutchfield Corp. Matthew Morse, Cuddledown Danielle Rodgers, Harvey Tool Company Jennifer Rocha, Hodges Badge Co., Inc. Catherine Moore, Junonia, Ltd. Stephanie Lynn, The Orvis Co., Inc. Janet Tinker, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers Brian Hashemi, UncommonGoods Stephanie Pascoe, Vermont Country Store