HELSF is a non-profit affiliation organized to support the area youth, regularly providing up to $60,000 per year in scholarships to Junior & Senior level college students. In addition, the HELSF sponsors a summer intern program, whereby eligible students work for HEL member companies, thereby providing valuable work experience to their educational resumes.
The HEL is also a strong supporter of the Professional Association of Industrial Distribution (PAID), a Texas A&M Student Association. PAID is an organizational platform for promoting student involvement with Industrial Distribution faculty and industry personnel. Student members organize and publicize business meetings, power lunches, social events, field trips, publications, and more to provide opportunities outside the classroom…opportunities that enhance career skills.