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DAVACO Funds "The DAVACO Scholarship for Retail Education"
Annual Scholarship To Be Awarded Through Partnership with PAVE

Dallas, TX (July 3, 2012) – DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the national leading provider of high- volume programs and implementation services for global brands, announced today that the company will collaborate with PAVE, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a degree related to retail environments. The DAVACO Scholarship for Retail Education is awarded as part of PAVE's scholarship program, which is intended to assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may impact their ability to continue their education.

"We are so pleased to join PAVE in identifying and awarding qualified students with the financial support they need in order to achieve their educational goals," said Rick Davis, CEO/Founder of DAVACO. "As a company, we are committed to investing in the future leaders of our world, and by creating 'The DAVACO Scholarship for Retail Education' we are able to encourage successful careers in retail by reducing the financial challenges that so many of today's students face."  

The DAVACO Scholarship for Retail Education is a $1,500 scholarship and is open to students who are currently pursuing a degree in the retail environments industry, including, but not limited to, visual merchandising, retail design and store planning. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student in a college/university/technical school program, and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Award criteria is based on merit and need, and recipients are selected by the PAVE Board Task force. Applications are due on October 1, 2012.

"On behalf of PAVE, and our continued efforts to provide educational programs benefiting retail students, we are thrilled to welcome DAVACO as the sponsor of The DAVACO Scholarship for Retail Education," said Klein Merriman, Executive Director, PAVE. "Without partnerships with companies like DAVACO, who understand the value of education and the corporate contributions needed to support it, we would not be able to impact so many students with the financial assistance they need in order to achieve success." 

In addition to The DAVACO Scholarship for Retail Education, PAVE's 2012 Student Aid Program offers additional scholarship and financial support opportunities. For more information and scholarship applications, please visit the website at http://www.paveinfo.org/about/studentaid.cfm.

About PAVE
The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), founded in 1992, has grown into the retail design, planning, and visual merchandising industry's premier educational foundation, and a recognized advocate for design students. These students are the future of the industry—PAVE's mission is to help them gain exposures and funds to further their educations, as well as their careers. Educators, retailers, and industry suppliers support PAVE through active participation in the organization and generous financial contributions. www.paveinfo.org

About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, Inc. the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, right-sizing, in-store merchandising, shop-in-shops and associated logistics and consolidation. DAVACO offers a comprehensive range of services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodels ▪ Fixture and graphics installations ▪ Project management ▪ Hard- and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services ▪ Special initiatives. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas, Texas, with W-2 employees located across the country. For more information, visit www.davacoinc.com.

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