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 2016 application deadline has now passed.

Please check back next year to apply.

 


2016 Scholarship Winners

The NUCA Foundation for Education and Research is proud to announce its selection of 2016 scholarship winners. These promising and talented individuals were carefully chosen from a group of competitive applicants:

Claire Habrock

D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship

Claire Habrock is the first-place winner and recipient of the Foundation’s largest award-the D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship ($8,000 over 4 years). Claire will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall to study Advertising and Public Relations and plans to pursue a career in advertising. Claire enjoys dancing, reading, traveling, water-skiing, playing the piano, and cooking. Claire is the daughter of NUCA members Kara and Monty Habrock of L.G. Roloff Construction Company in Omaha, Nebr.

NUCA 4-Year Scholarship

Tyler Milo is the recipient of the Foundation’s $4,000 scholarship. He will be attending Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., in the fall and plans to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. Tyler enjoys basketball, hunting and fishing, and reading. He volunteers at a children’s bereavement group, which he believes helped his family after his father passed away. Tyler is the son of NUCA member employee Donna Buranich and the late Lou Milo at L.J. Milo Enterprises, Inc., in Clarks Summit, Pa.

 Farrel Erickson

William & Shirley Burgett Scholarship

Farrell Erickson is the recipient of the William & Shirley Burgett $2,000 Scholarship. Farrell will attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., in the fall. While he has not yet declared a major, he is excited to discover his future career and approach it with a determined work ethic. Farrell is a stand-up comedian, film maker, and currently works at a wings restaurant. Farrell is the son of Richard and Shannon Erickson. Richard is an employee with Beard Equipment Company in Jacksonville, Fla.

NUCA $1,000 2-Year Award

The winner of our 2-year program award is Tevan Fuller, who will be attending Des Moines Area Community College this fall to study Business Administration. He plans on completing an associate’s degree online, with the long-term goal of attending law school and becoming a JAG Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is also a hip hop dance choreographer and competitor in his spare time, as well as a service dog trainer. Tevan is an employee with NUCA member company Iowa Trenchless in Panora, Iowa.


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 15, 2016, and notified by phone and email shortly after.