Wayne E. Hesch Scholarship

Since its inception in 1985, the Hesch Scholarship program has awarded more than $950,000 in scholarships. Named in memory of the late 1979 AMOA President Wayne E. Hesch, the scholarship program raises funds through raffles held each year. Applicants must gain an endorsement from an AMOA member company and many Hesch Scholarship recipients have worked in - or are related to someone engaged in - the coin-operated equipment business.

Applications for the Wayne E. Hesch Memorial Scholarship are accepted through January each year. The form is available by calling AMOA or by downloading it here. Winners are announced in the spring.

The following students are this year's recipients of a Wayne E. Hesch Scholarship.

Devon N. Anderson
OK
East Central University
Sponsored by: Anderson Music Company
William L. Grayson
GA
University of Georgia
Sponsored by: Metro Distributors, Inc.
Erick John Mortel
SC
Harry-Georgetown Technical College
Sponsored by: Independent Coin, Inc. d/b/a Garden City Pavillion
Campbell R. Baldwin
GA
Providence Christian Academy
Sponsored by: Metro Distributors, Inc.
Kimberly Haab
VT
St. Lawrence University
Sponsored by: Macansock d/b/a Wilson's Amusement
Brandon M. Ness
SD
University of South Dakota
Sponsored by: Rite-Way Vending, Inc.
Angela M. Barho
ND
Lake Region State
Sponsored by: IF LaFleur & Son, Inc.
Samantha Haab
VT
St. Lawrence University
Sponsored by: Macansock d/b/a Wilson's Amusement
Samantha Pagan
NC
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sponsored by: Cole Vending Co., Inc.
Brady A. Bathke
SD
Arizona State University
Sponsored by: D&E Music & Vending
Brittany E. Halsey
VA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Sponsored by: Southern Amusements
Angela L. Palaian
MI
Wayne State University
Sponsored by: Nu-Way Vending
Hailey C. Bossolina
NJ
Boston College
Sponsored by: Shaffer Entertainment
Olivia D. Halverson
WA
University of Portland
Sponsored by: Hart Novelty, Inc.
Dustin Rogers
MI
Grand Valley State University
Sponsored by: AMI Company
Ann E. Bunten
IA
University of Nebraska - Omaha
Sponsored by: Nebraska Technical Services, Inc.
Ashlee Hansen
ID
University of Idaho
Sponsored by: Ellis Amusements
Kaylene Rust
OR
Oregon State University
Sponsored by: Amusement Unlimited
Adrien Calloway
NC
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sponsored by: Cole Vending Co., Inc.
Reed J. Hardiek
IL
Lake Land College
Sponsored by: J&J Ventures
Kiana N. Rust
VT
University of Utah
Sponsored by: Amusement Unlimited
William R. Campbell
MA
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Sponsored by: Ryan Family Amusements
Sheridan F. Hawkins
MN
University of Colorado - Boulder
Sponsored by: D&R Vending
Julia R. Salazar
TX
Eastern New Mexico University
Sponsored by: N2 Industries, Inc.
Noah P. Carter
SC
Clemson University
Sponsored by: Independent Coin, Inc. d/b/a Garden City Pavillion
Lavana L. Hurd
TN
East Tennessee State University
Sponsored by: S&M Amusements, Inc.
Brandon Schermitzler
WI
University of Minnesota or UW Madison
Sponsored by: Smiley's - Mel's Coin, Inc.
Kaitlin R. Cordes
IL
McKendree University
Sponsored by: J&J Ventures
Jamie L. Jacobson
WI
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sponsored by: D&D Amusement Games, LLC
Ashely Schmelzer
WI
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Sponsored by: Bullseye, Inc.
Kristen Eckert
MO
University of Missouri Kansas City
Sponsored by: ALD Services
Catlin Jones
TN
University of Tennessee
Sponsored by: Hogin Amusement
Carolyn A. Snodgress
CA
Belmont University
Sponsored by: RePlay Magazine
David M. Fiedler
MN
Normandale Community College
Sponsored by: American Amusement Arcade
Manisha Kapasiawala
NJ
Cornell University
Sponsored by: Euroslot Magazine
Jacob Tokarczyk
IN
Valparaiso University
Sponsored by: Star Amusement
Alyssa K. Fugiel
MA
Regis College or Umass Boston
Sponsored by: Russell-Hall, Inc.
Deanna Krokos
OH
Miami University
Sponsored by: Ohio Vending
Brooklyn A. Tolliver
SD
Briar Cliff University
Sponsored by: TNT Enterprises, Inc.
Ben Garrett
IN
Indiana University Southwest
Sponsored by: Storz Distributing
Rebecka L. Landowski
MD
Portland State University
Sponsored by: Landowski Music & Games
Branson J. Tolliver
SD
South Dakota State University
Sponsored by: TNT Enterprises, Inc.
Brittany V. Garrison
LA
Tulane University
Sponsored by: Lucky Coin Machine Co./AMA
Mitchel Lorentz
MN
Itasca Community College
Sponsored by: Liberty Coin, Inc.
Brandon Volkman
WI
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Sponsored by: Big Daddy Games
Paige A. Gilmore
AZ
Northern Arizona University
Sponsored by: Troy Vending
Kyla Lorenzen
WI
Undecided
Sponsored by: Mitchell Novelty Co.
Kerry L. Wellman
NE
Joseph's College
Sponsored by: VVS, Inc.
Connor M. Gilmore
AZ
University of Arizona
Sponsored by: Troy Vending
Micaela C. Moreni
MT
Montana State University
Sponsored by: Granite Amusement
Natalie White
AR
University of Arkansas
Sponsored by: Shaffer Entertainment