NUCA Foundation Scholarships

NUCA Foundation for Education and Research Scholarships

Any high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a NUCA member company in good standing at the time of the application deadline may apply. This includes dependents of employees of NUCA members, high school student employees of NUCA members, and dependents of NUCA Chapter Executive Directors.

The 2017 application is now closed.

 


Available Scholarships

D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship

$8,000 award ($2,000/year over four years)

NUCA $4,000 Scholarship

$4,000 award ($1,000/year over four years)

William & Shirley Burgett Scholarship

$2,000 one-time award

NUCA $1,000 Scholarship

$1,000 award ($500/year over two years for those enrolling in two-year programs)


Submission Criteria

Submission Deadline: May 27, 2017 by midnight (EST)

Eligibility: Any high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a NUCA member company in good standing at the time of the application deadline may apply. This includes dependents of employees of NUCA members, high school student employees of NUCA members, and dependents of NUCA Chapter Executive Directors.

Required Documentation:

  • – 3 Signatures: applicant, parent/guardian, and high school counselor
  • – Official transcript, signed by counselor
  • – SAT or ACT test score documentation, signed by counselor (not required for those entering a 2 year degree program)
  • – Signed letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member

 

How Applications Are Judged: Selections will be based on the overall worthiness of the applicant by a panel of judges chosen from NUCA membership by the NUCA Scholarship Committee. The Committee will consider standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, etc.), community service and extra-curricular activities, career goals, work experience, essay, and other information required in the application. Applications and transcripts will not be returned, and scoring will not be divulged. Judging decisions are final. Judges will decide impartially and without respect to the identity of any applicant. Judges will award the greatest value scholarship to the highest scoring applicant and award the remainder in descending order of value and merit. Judges will also select a first and second alternate in the event that an announced winner is subsequently disqualified or declines award prior to issuance of the award checks in the late summer. Alternates will not be announced.

Confidentiality of Applications: Information on the applications will be retained in confidence and used for no purpose other than this competition. Applications will be destroyed by NUCA after they are no longer necessary records. Applications and transcripts will not be returned. Please note that we ask permission to use winning applicants’ essays in NUCA publications, presentations and/or exhibits. Please sign the release where requested. If you are a winner, we will also request your photograph for use in these publications.

Award Notification: Applications will be judged and winners announced by Friday, July 28, 2017, and notified by phone and email shortly after.


2017 Scholarship Winners

The NUCA Foundation for Education and Research is proud to announce its selection of 2017 scholarship winners. These promising and talented individuals were carefully chosen from a group of competitive applicants:

D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship

Santosha Veeramachaneni is the first-place winner and recipient of the Foundation’s largest award the D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship. Santosha graduated from Clark High School in Las Vegas with a diploma in the Advanced Math, Science, and Technology Academy. She is currently attending Virginia Commonwealth University as part of the Guaranteed Medical Program. She is interested in increasing access to healthcare in all neighborhoods and communities.  Santosha aspires to one day, work with Doctors Without Borders and hopes she will be able to give back to her community and communities around the world. She also enjoys painting and singing in her free time. Santosha is the daughter of Kranthi and Gopal Veeramachaneni. Gopal is an employee with Las Vegas Valley Water District.

NUCA 4-Year Scholarship

Travis Koblasa Scoccolo is the recipient of the Foundation’s NUCA 4-year scholarship. Travis posted an impressive 3.96 grade point average at his high school West Career and Technical Academy in Nevada and is currently studying engineering at the University of Washington. Travis was actively involved in high school activities where he served as a math tutor while being a member of the varsity golf team, National Honor Society, and the Orchestra Leadership Club. In his community he played music at local nursing homes, volunteered with the Bureau of Land Management and encouraged his neighbors to get out and vote. Travis is the son of Milene Koblasa and Patrick Scoccolo. Patrick is an employee with SCI Infrastructure, LLC in SeaTac, Washington.

 

William & Shirley Burgett Scholarship

Benjamin Klein is the recipient of the William & Shirley Burgett $2,000 Scholarship. Benjamin is attending the University of Nebraska -Lincoln majoring in Construction Management. He is looking forward to the future opportunities that College has in store. Benjamin is the son of NUCA members Jolene and Mark Klein of Klein Electric.

NUCA $1,000 2-Year Award

Alexa Longstaff is the winner of our 2-year NUCA award and is currently attending the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.  She is majoring in international economics and minoring in sustainability. Alexa plans to continue on to law school in the pursuit of a career in environmental law. In her free time, she loves playing tennis, traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends. Alexa is actively involved in her community and enjoys working with children. She is the daughter of Rick and Marchell Longstaff. Richard is an employee with VISTA Training, Inc.