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PRI Scholarship Award Program

One of the questions we hear often when someone asks about PRI training, is ... “what is the cost”? Many times, I’ll respond with … “what do you think it’s costing you to NOT have the necessary training offered only at PRI”?


After being involved in the auction industry for decades, we’re very aware that there are so many talented people who don’t necessarily enjoy what they presently do for a living and yet … they have what it takes to make a very good Ringman if they only had the opportunity and … the necessary training. 

The new PRI Scholarship Award program has been developed to assist someone who has the desire to learn the skills needed and used by Professional Ringmen/Bid Assistants but who feels that they may need some financial assistance with PRI tuition.

The recipient of this award must also meet the criteria established and required for the PRI Scholarship award.  One PRI Scholarship award will be available per training.  All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the PRI Scholarship Award Committee and when the award is approved, the recipient will be announced the day of PRI registration with the respective award presented at that time.  


Consideration for any scholarship award will be based on a point system which will include your past live auction history, your goals in the auction industry, your reasons for wanting to learn the skills used by Professional Ringmen, and your reason(s) for seeking scholarship assistance.

To be considered for an upcoming PRI training scholarship, your application must be received no later then 60 days prior to the training. 

If you are ready to apply, please:

  1. Click the red button to download the below PDF.

  2. Print the 3-page document (home printer, library, FedEx Kinkos/Staples, etc.)

  3. Use black ink to fill out the application in its entirety.

  4. Aquire 2 letters of recommendation (non-relatives) - both must be signed

  5. Scan/Copy & print a copy of your driver's license

  6. Compile *application *2 letters of recommendation *copy of driver's license - place into an envelope

  7. Add the appropriate postage, and mail to:

Professional Ringmen’s Institute

P.O. Box 14349

Springfield, Missouri 65814


NOTE: Only if completed applications (based on the above) are received 60 days before the upcoming training, will they be considered.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application!

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