Thank you to everyone who applied. We will begin accepting applications on December 1st, 2021!
(1) $5,000 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
J. Richard Oltmann is an amusement industry icon. Richard dedicated his life to the betterment of the industry. In 2010, Mr. Oltmann was acknowledged with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA). “It is my passion to give back all that I have learned to make this industry a better place than when I started,” he said when presented with the award. Mr. Oltmann lost his courageous battle with cancer on May 30, 2015. In keeping with his passion and focus on education, his family has worked with the American Amusement Machine Charitable Foundation (AAMCF) to establish a memorial scholarship fund. The AAMCF is honored to be a part of continuing Richard’s legacy. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 scholarship.
COVID-19 | CHANGES TO THE REVIEW PROCESS:
Please note that the evaluation this year will eliminate the review of ACT and SAT scores from consideration as it would not be equitable to review the scores only for those who were able to access alternative exam times and locations.
- High school senior entering their freshman year as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university
- Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a full-time employee of an AAMA member company
- Scholarship award based on leadership, community service, and innovation in activities, achievements, and work experience