FRSA Educational & Research Foundation Scholarships

FRSA Educational Scholarships

2021 Recipients | Past Recipients | Scholarship Details

Since its inception, the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation has awarded more than $310,000 in scholarships. The Scholarship Program is available to assist FRSA members and their families, along with employees (and their families) of member companies. 

Members, Employees and their families who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college or vocational programs on a full-time or part-time basis are eligible for the merit-based scholarships. The criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include but are not limited to: Academic achievement; leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors; work experience; education and career goals.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

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 Congratulations to Our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!

Olivia Hepworth

Olivia Hepworth
Carlos Perez Memorial Scholarship Olivia graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in May and will attend Florida State University graduate school, pursuing a Master’s in Public Health Administration. Receiving a scholarship allows Olivia to focus on her studies. Olivia’s parents are Randy and Kim Hepworth and her family includes Grandfather FRSA Past President Bob Purdy, CPRC and Uncle FRSA President Adam Purdy, CPRC, Edwards Roofing Co. Inc., Pensacola.

Andrew (AJ) Kennedy

Andrew (AJ) Kennedy
Austin Ebersold Memorial Scholarship AJ will attend Santa Fe College in pursuit of a degree in Construction. He is currently working with his family’s roofing business, Gainesville Roofing and Company, Inc., and plans to obtain state roofing and general contractor licenses. He wants to own a roofing and construction company or continue his parents’ (Paula and Charlie Kennedy) company. He has been active in Future Business Leaders of America and served as President of the local 4-H Club from 2013 to 2018.

Kaylee Murray

Kaylee Murray
Don Springer Family Scholarship Kaylee plans to attend Pensacola Christian College to obtain a Marketing degree. She served as Senior Class President at First Coast Christian School in Jacksonville and was captain of the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team. She installed water filters as part of a mission trip, as well as leading music camps for underprivileged children in Nashville. She plans to own her own Chick-fil-A franchise. FRSA Past President Gary Register, Register Roofing and Sheet Metal, Jacksonville, is her Uncle.

Ben Hellein

Ben Hellein
Tom Walker Scholarship Ben attends Florida State University seeking a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Receiving a scholarship is helping Ben as he works toward his goal of becoming a business owner with an emphasis on giving back to the community. He eventually wants to open his own engineering firm. He is working a full-time internship over the summer and starts his sophomore year this fall. Ben’s Dad is John Hellein, FRSA Educational Foundation Director, Orlando.

Logan Fowler

Logan Fowler
Trent Cotney Scholarship Logan is participating in Daytona State College two-year Advanced Welding Technology program. For his Eagle Scout project, he constructed a storytelling house for children and he mentors other Boy Scouts in Troop 448. He looks forward to establishing a mobile welding business and to make a difference in his community through honest, reliable and quality workmanship. His Grandfather is Dale Martin and Mother is Teresa Fowler, Dal Mar Roofing Industries, Inc., South Daytona.

Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis
Bowen, Hilson, Turner Endowment Morgan is attending University of South Alabama, working toward a Civil Engineering degree. He is gathering experience on commercial roof projects and assists in residential roof inspections as he works toward a state roofing license. He is also studying for his Fundamentals of Engineering exam and plans to become a structural engineer. His parents are Kimberly and Michael Davis, Davis Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC, Milton.

Gabriella Masso

Gabriella Masso
E.H. Engelmeier Family Endowment Gabriella starts her Senior year at Florida Atlantic University this fall. Her aspirations as a future Architect are to focus on sustainability and energy efficiency and she is a student member of American Institute of Architecture. She volunteers her musical talent and graphic design skills to help raise funds for South Florida charities. Gabriella’s parents are Alfredo Masso, Boundless Builders, Pompano Beach and Jeannette Masso, GP Strategies, Dallas.

Jacob Fowler

Jacob Fowler
FRSA Self Insurers Fund Endowment Jacob begins college this fall at Stetson University where he plans to study for a double major of Law and Business Administration. He works at his father’s, Tim Fowler, company, Fowler Land Services in Port Orange and volunteers as part of Boy Scout Troop 448. His goal is to positively impact his community as he serves as a legal team executive. His Grandfather is Dale Martin and Mother is Teresa Fowler, Dal Mar Roofing Industries, Inc., South Daytona.

Christina Ufland

Christina Ufland
Edwards Roofing Co Inc. Endowment Christina attends Florida Gulf Coast University focusing on Environmental Studies. “Receiving a scholarship would have a huge impact on my life. I’ve been accepted into my dream school and the only worry I have is financial. This school is far from home, so I will need housing on campus. A scholarship would allow me to continue my education without a lifetime of debt.” Christina’s parents are Chris and Susan Lee, Winter Park.

Leslie Sims

Leslie Sims
George Pepin Family Endowment Leslie attends Stetson University, focusing on Construction Law and Political Science. She wants to lobby on behalf of the construction industry and, eventually, seek federal office in the House of Representatives. She serves as a youth leader at her church and as a student ambassador for several charities. Leslie’s parents are Gina and FRSA Secretary Treasurer Les Sims, CPRC, Armstrong Roofing Inc., San Mateo, and her Grandfather is FRSA Past President Terry Turner, CPRC.

Ronald Worley-Williams

Ronald Worley-Williams
Mason E. Liftig Endowment Ronald Worley-Williams attends Palm Beach State College Industrial and Technical Program where he is studying Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The scholarship will allow him to take additional classes each semester and finish the program ahead of schedule. He works helping to install residential A/C systems. His parents are Ronald Williams and Candice Worley-Williams and his Grandfather is Ronald Worley, Worley Roofing, Inc., Jupiter.

Rosezetta Johnson

Rosezetta Johnson
Rosezetta attends the University of Ft. Lauderdale, focusing on a Bachelor of Theology and Ministry. This scholarship will allow her to reduce school debt, continue her education and eventually reach her goal of serving in church ministry. She volunteers for Women in Distress and a homeless shelter in Ft. Lauderdale. Rosezetta works for Advanced Roofing, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale and is the daughter of Ann Marie Longmore.

Mason Swetz

Mason Swetz
Mason attends Georgia Southern University and has chosen Civil/Structural Engineering as his field of study. He plays football and lacrosse and works as a painter. He looks forward to combining his love of understanding how things are put together with his academic studies to work as an Engineer. Mason’s Great uncle is FRSA Past President John Carruth and his Great-Grandfather is FRSA Past President Charlie Raymond. His parents are Andrew (who received an FRSA scholarship in the Nineties) and Melinda Swetz.

Anastacia Garcia

Anastacia Garcia
Anna attends the University of Pittsburgh and plans to earn her degree in Psychology. The scholarship will help cover education costs, expenses that she currently pays for. She volunteers at Sparrow Hospital Pediatric Department and as an elementary school science tutor. As a Psychiatrist, she hopes to provide mental health services at little or no cost to families in need. Rose Brittain, Special Projects Manager at Advanced Roofing, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale, is her Grandmother.

Evan Pegram

Evan Pegram
Evan attends the University of Florida and is majoring in Software Engineering with a minor in Business. He hopes to make the Gator Varsity swim team. He is a first-generation university student and the scholarship is helping with school expenses. He plans to use his education to become a software developer and to one day own his own company. He learned about the scholarship program through a family member of Carlos Perez, Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing, Newberry.

Alyssa Sims

Alyssa Sims
Alyssa attends St. John’s River State College, focusing on Respiratory Care. The scholarship will help cover the cost of board exams and other school expenses and allows her to focus more closely on her studies. She hopes to work at Shand’s Hospital Gainesville in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Leslie’s parents are Gina and FRSA Secretary Treasurer Les Sims, CPRC, Armstrong Roofing Inc., San Mateo and her Grandfather is FRSA Past President Terry Turner, CPRC.

Luke Stersic

Luke Stersic
Luke attends Florida State University, studying Crim-inology and the scholarship enables him to focus on his studies. For his Eagle Scout project, he built two community bulletin boards at a local park. Luke’s parents are Chris and Lisa Stersic and his immediate family includes Grandfather FRSA Past President Bob Purdy, CPRC and Uncle FRSA President Adam Purdy, CPRC, Edwards Roofing Co. Inc., Pensacola.

Matthew Stersic

Matthew Stersic
Matthew attends the University of Mississippi, focusing on Accounting and Economics. After graduating, he plans to attend law school and wants to practice environmental, labor or financial law. Ultimately, he hopes to become a judge. Matthew’s parents are Chris and Lisa Stersic and his family includes Grandfather FRSA Past President Bob Purdy, CPRC and Uncle FRSA President Adam Purdy, CPRC, Edwards Roofing Co. Inc., Pensacola.

Emma Ostrum

Emma Ostrum
Emma will be attending Florida State University in the fall to study Communications and Advertising. At Gulf Breeze High School, she served as Senior Class President and Captain of the Varsity Lacrosse team. She volunteers at the Washburn Homeless Shelter and as a Counselor for Vacation Bible School and summer camps. Emma’s Grandfather is FRSA Past President Bob Purdy, CPRC and her Uncle is FRSA President Adam Purdy, CPRC, Edwards Roofing Co. Inc., Pensacola.

Matthew Francis

Matthew Francis
Matthew will attend the University of Central Florida. The scholarship will help him to attend school while reducing student loan debt. He has received pre-engineering, electrical and coding certifications and volunteered for STEM education robotics programs and tutoring middle school students. He also works part-time to help pay for expenses. His parents are Stephanie and Christopher Francis of Florida Southern Roofing, Sarasota.

Caroline Belcher

Caroline Belcher
Caroline will be attending Santa Fe College to study Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She plans to work as an obstetric sonographer, performing ultrasounds on expectant mothers. She assists and teaches dance classes at The Dance Company of Ocala and has volunteered in dance marathons to raise money for Shand’s Children’s Hospital. Her parents are Tracy and Jon Belcher, Marion Service Roofing and Sheet Metal Co., Ocala.


We love hearing from our past scholarship recipients about how the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation scholarship has impacted their lives:

"I was a scholarship recipient for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. I wanted to reach out to FRSA and thank them for all the support throughout my college career and wanted to let everyone know that I am now working as a claims adjuster for Olympus Insurance and handling their roofing claims. I never expected to get into the insurance field but once I started interning in the homeowner's unit, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I owe a large amount of my success in this field thus far, to the influences and the support of the FRSA." - Elizabeth Wieland 

"First and foremost, it is such a great honor to be involved with an organization that places such a priority on the roofing industry's future. With two scholarships from the Educational and Research Foundation, I have been able to meet and excel in my academic career and goals.” - Taylor Kennedy 

"The FRSA Educational and Research Foundation’s acceptance of all ages made it possible for me to attend Mary Baldwin College at 14 years old. The generosity and support of the FRSA Educational Foundation has helped me to grow in immeasurable ways as a student at Mary Baldwin College." - Allie Brown

If you have questions about the scholarship program or application, please contact John Hellein at 800-767-3772, ext. 123 or john@floridaroof.com. 


Scholarship Details

ELIGIBILITY

FRSA members, employees, and their families who plan to pursue post -secondary education in college or vocational programs on a full-time or part-time basis are eligible for the merit-based scholarships.

The criteria for selecting scholarship recipients include but are not limited to:

  • Academic Performance
  • Financial Need
  • Leadership in school and community
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Education and career goals

AWARDS

Scholarship recipients will receive funding for full-time study at an accredited post-secondary institution. The amount awarded and number of scholarships distributed is based on funding available in any given year. Previous award recipients may reapply as long as they have maintained a 3.0 GPA (or the equivalent). Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

APPLICATION (Download)

Interested students must complete a scholarship application for either the undergraduate/ graduate studies program or the vocational/technical school program. Completed applications and all required materials (official transcripts, letter of recommendation) must be received by or on the deadline date of March 31, 2022. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Since applicants are evaluated on the information supplied, questions must be answered as completely as possible. All information received will be kept confidential.

  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2022
  • Application must include official transcript(s) and letter of recommendation.
  • Awards will be announced and recipients will be notified by June 2022.
  • Awards will be distributed at the FRSA Annual Convention.
  • Scholarship funds may be used for educational expenses including tuition, books and materials.