West Hartford, Conn. - Michael H. Seid and Associates, LLC (MSA),
the nation's leading franchise-consulting firm, announced that they
have signed an agreement with the International Franchise Association
Education Foundation to establish the Michael H. Seid and Associates
Veterans Scholarship Fund.
"Providing support to veterans is an important part of the IFA's
mission", said Dick Rennick, CFE, Chairman of the IFA Educational
Foundation, and CEO of American Leak Detection. "We are grateful
to MSA for making this veteran's scholarship possible and thankful
for their ongoing support of the Foundation's programs."
The Michael H. Seid and Associates Veterans Scholarship will be
awarded annually, beginning in 2004, to U.S. Military veterans enrolled
in an entrepreneurial course of study at an accredited college or
university. Scholarship recipients will be required to apply the
money toward tuition and fees.
"We have always strongly supported the mission of the IFA Education
Foundation and this scholarship is a continuation of that support,"
said Michael Seid, founder and Managing Director of MSA. "We wanted
to find a way through the foundation to show our gratitude for the
sacrifices veterans have made for our Country in a way similar to
how franchisors are showing their support through the IFA's Vet
The IFA Educational Foundation will develop the general eligibility
criteria for the Michael H. Seid and Associates Veterans Scholarship
and be responsible for the selection process associated with awarding
the scholarship, Rennick said.
"Franchising plays a key role in our nation's business environment"
said Kay Marie Ainsley, Managing Director of MSA further noting
that both she and Michael have been designated Certified Franchise
Executives by the IFA Education Foundation. "We see the importance
of educating the next generation of franchise experts and many of
today's returning veterans will be those future business leaders."
For additional information or to apply for Michael H. Seid and
Associates Veteran's scholarship, contact John Reynolds, Foundation
president, at the IFA Educational Foundation, 1350 New York Avenue,
NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005 or call (202) 662-0764.