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Robert Warshawer, MCPF CPF Scholarship Program

The Robert Warshawer, MCPF Scholarship Program was created in 2013 by the New England Professional Picture

Framers Association’s board of directors as a way to honor the accomplishments and long term service to NEPPFA by the former NEPPFA president. The scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who wishes to take the PPFA Certified Picture Framer® (CPF®) examination. Under the program, one individual will be selected each year to receive a scholarship for a free sitting for the CPF examination. (All study material for the exam are available through the NEPPFA Library)


Applicants for the CPF Scholarship must:

1. Have a minimum of three years of hands-on experience in retail or wholesale picture framing.

2. Be a current NEPPFA member or an employee of a NEPPFA member shop.

3. Have not taken the CPF exam before.

4. Meet all deadlines for submission of application and supporting material.

Applications for the Scholarship must be received no later than September 15 to be considered for the scholarship awarded for the following calendar year. One scholarship winner will be named no later than October 31 each year. The scholarship provided to the winner must be redeemed by the end of the following calendar year.  Scholarship applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a three-member panel of CPFs consisting of the following individuals: a current NEPPFA Board Member, an NEPPFA Past Chapter President, and the Chair of the NEPPFA Scholarship Committee as appointed by the NEPPFA President. 

The Scholarship Panel will evaluate the applications based upon the following criteria: the individual’s perceived interest in continuing education, involvement in educational programs specifically designed for the art and framing industry, involvement in local or national PPFA activities, and the applicant’s community involvement. The Panel will ultimately award scholarships to those individuals who would most benefit from the CPF designation.

To Apply: Fully complete a Robert Warshawer, MCPF Scholarship application, attach a résumé (outlining your employment history, educational accomplishments, and involvement in your community and/or with the NEPPFA),  and a letter of recommendation from another NEPPFA member (co-worker, colleague, sales representative, or NEPPFA officer) and deliver to: The Chair of the NEPPFA Scholarship Committee.

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