During an April conference call of the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation, the Trustees discussed the 2020 scholarships that they would soon be scoring and awarding. Specifically, they were talking about the $29,000 that had been budgeted for distribution this year. Last year, $19,000 had been awarded, so the 2020 amount represented a more than 50 percent increase. But the Trustees had decided on the amount well before COVID-19. Now, at the height of the spring stay-at-home mandate, uncertainties about the well-being of the industry and about the wisdom of
sticking with the $29,000 amount were on the minds of the Trustees. Read more.