Son of Hastings Entertainment Employee to Receive $16,000 for College
ENCINO, CA (May 19, 2015) … Dylan Lee of Amarillo, Texas has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 scholarship from the EMA Scholarship Foundation, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced today. Lee will receive $4,000 per year for up to four years to attend college. He is the son of Bryan Lee, who is an employee of EMA member company Hastings Entertainment.
“Dylan has distinguished himself both academically and in his extracurricular activities and shows great potential to continue to excel,” noted Mark Fisher, President & CEO of EMA. “It’s a privilege for us to support his education, and we’re sure he will be a credit to the scholarship program.”
“This scholarship provides an incredible opportunity for me to focus on the pursuit of my dreams,” Dylan Lee said. “I am very thankful to the EMA Scholarship Foundation for investing in my future. Because of their generosity, my goals will be more easily realized.”
Lee is graduating this month from Randall High School in Amarillo, where he was raised. He will be attending the University of Texas – Austin in the fall, where he has been accepted into the Engineering Honors Program. Lee intends to major in mechanical engineering, and his specific passion is aerospace engineering. He was part of the NASA Aerospace Scholars program during his junior year and was selected by NASA to attend aerospace camp at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Lee was also a drum major and the head of the leadership team for the Randall High School band.
The Scholarship Program is one of the most enduring benefits offered to EMA regular and associate members. The EMA Scholarship Foundation affords member companies the opportunity to provide the potential of educational assistance for employees and their spouses and children.
Since the EMA Scholarship Foundation was established in 1987, EMA has helped more than 240 students achieve higher education through scholarship grants totaling more than one million dollars.
To be eligible, students must be high school seniors or current, full-time college undergraduate students during the academic year in which they apply, and they must be employees or principals of EMA member companies in good standing, or their spouse or child. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need and academic potential.
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $40 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 50,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 60,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).
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