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NWFA Education & Research Foundation creates Virgil Hendricks scholarship

NWFA new 2013 (4-C) 2St. Louis—The NWFA Education & Research Foundation has established a scholarship fund in honor of Virgil Hendricks.

Hendricks is considered the founding father of the NWFA and served as its first president. He was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1990. Hendricks was also the owner of Lockwood Flooring and president and owner of Mid-West Floor Co. in St. Louis.

Earlier this year, a fundraising campaign was launched by Harry Lindquist, PanTim Wood Products, to raise $20,000 to create a scholarship fund to honor Hendricks and the significant and lasting contributions he made to the wood flooring industry.

“We are pleased to be able to recognize Virgil Hendricks in this way,” said Michael Martin, NWFA president and CEO. “It is an honor to carry on his legacy through this scholarship fund by providing education for the generations of wood flooring professionals to come.”

This contribution will go to the NWFA Education & Research Foundation scholarship fund that aids in providing hands-on education to individuals in the wood flooring industry.

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Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund awards scholarship winners

Commack, N.Y.—The Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund has released this year’s recipients of the 33rd annual Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship and Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund Scholarship awards. A luncheon to award the recipients will be held at The Water Club on June 8.

The winners of the Greater New York Floor Coverers Scholarship are Sonja Meberg, Casey Morrow and Amy Kappel. The Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship will be awarded to Hope Ortiz, Megan Dicosta and Ailish Durcan.

The 2017 honoree of the Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship award is John Mucciarone who is being honored for his lifetime of devotion and service to the floor coverers industry. Mucciarone’s family will be in attendance to celebrate his achievements.

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NWFA awards Wood Studies Scholarship

NWFA new 2013 (4-C) 2St. Louis, Mo.—The NWFA has awarded Rachel Nation, a high school senior in Florida who is planning to study Forestry with a concentration in Environmental Conservation at Mississippi State University, the organization’s 2017 NERF Wood Studies Scholarship.

This $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship is awarded to a current high school senior who will study forestry in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come.

The NWFA Education & Research Foundation (NERF) was established to provide industry research and educate future generations of wood flooring professionals. Thanks to the generosity of its members, NWFA has conducted such research as the Life Cycle Analysis of Wood Flooring and awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships since its creation.

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity and others offered, visit NWFAs scholarship page.

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Applications open for NTCA’s 2017 Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship

ntcaJackson, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2017 “Tom Ade” Ceramic Tile Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship is available to children or grandchildren of NTCA contractor members or their employees who are currently in good standing with the association. The scholarship will be presented at Coverings 2017 in Orlando, Fla., on April 6.

Tom Ade is a former NTCA regional director and a previous recipient of the NTCA’s Ring of Honor and Tile Person of the Year Awards. Through his generosity and support of training and education, funds have been earmarked to launch this scholarship. NTCA awarded a total of $7,500 in scholarship money in 2016, and hopes to increase this total in 2017.

Applications may be submitted online  and will be accepted until March 1.

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Call for Entries: Certified Installation Manager Scholarship

install_logo_2color_pathsGlassboro, N.J.—Install, in collaboration with the FCICA, is offering a unique educational opportunity for installation managers to elevate professional skills. The Install Certified Installation Manager (CIM) Training Scholarship ($1150) will enroll the chosen candidate to successfully complete the training.

cimimage-123904Submissions are due by this Friday, Dec. 9, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 14.