More Than $285,000 Provided to Students Through Ashley Furniture’s Scholarship Program


Over 125 high school graduates awarded scholarships

ARCADIA, Wis. – Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC (Ashley) and the Wanek family are recognizing students choosing to further their education by contributing over $285,000 in scholarships across the country. Over 125 students located near Ashley facilities have been awarded a scholarship to put towards their college tuition this fall.

I feel incredibly grateful to work for a company that gives back to our community in so many ways. We were very excited and proud to hear that our son was chosen to receive one of Ashley’s scholarships, said Megan Huber, parent of Ashley Scholarship Recipient. Continuing education is very important to us and along with that comes high costs; not only will this gift help him pay for college, it also provided a lesson in giving back.

Each year, Ashley provides two separate scholarship opportunities for children of Ashley employees who are graduating high school. The ‘Ashley Grants-in-Aid Scholarship’ provides a $2,000, one-time scholarship to graduating high school students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university during the following fall semester. The ‘Wanek Engineering and Design Scholarship’ is a one-time, $3,333.33 scholarship provided to graduating high school students pursuing a secondary degree in an Engineering or Design field.

To help offset the escalating costs of higher education, over 100 scholarships are awarded every year to children of Ashley Furniture employees. Throughout the years, Ashley and the Wanek family have provided millions of dollars towards education, in-kind services and more than 2,000 student scholarships.

Ashley’s Scholarship Program has provided money to go towards three of my children’s education. My entire family is very grateful for Ashley’s continued investment into education and the youth that receive the assistance, said Cal Everson, parent of Ashley Scholarship Recipient. I take pride in working for a company that takes interest in and invests in educating our future leaders. Ashley understands the need of the students, the need within the workforce and are willing to assist. How can that not make you feel good about being a part of the Ashley Family.

Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC(Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, and was recently named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day. Visit Ashley online at and like Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC on Facebook.

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