Tecta America Corporation, a commercial roofing contracting and environmental roofing solutions firm, announced its fifth annual academic scholarship award roster, this year comprised of 28 recipients.

SKOKIE, Ill. - Tecta America Corporation, a commercial roofing contracting and environmental roofing solutions firm, announced its fifth annual academic scholarship award roster, this year comprised of 28 recipients.

In order to be considered, applicants must be the son or daughter of a Tecta America employee who has been with the company a minimum of one year.

The scholarship committee thoroughly reviews each application, which includes academic performance, financial need and letters of recommendation, before mailing an award letter.

This year’s scholarship recipients include: Jorge Montoya to Art Institute of California; Tanya Vincent to University of California -Santa Barbara; Amanda Bialek to Rutgers; Amy Cookfair to SUNY; Kelsey Graefen to University of Dubuque; Isaac Hale to Olivet Nazarene University; Alex Narvaiz to Columbia State CC; Dmitriy Bikmayev to Ohio State; Haley Mahan to Concordia University; Jose Peregrino to Diablo Valley College; Edward Reyes to Florida Atlantic University; William Simone to SUNY; Taylor Stark to Northern Kentucky University.

Repeat 2011 scholarship recipients include: Beth Calvanese to Ramapo College of New Jersey; Alison Peymann to Augustana College; Humera Syed to Marquette University; Cassie Trinka to University of St. Francis; Kyle Hochuli to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Kaci Krause to Winona State University; Martin Toebe to University of Washington; Lauren Winant to University of Central Florida; Amanda Groff to Northern Illinois University; Morgan Richie to Northeastern University; Kaylee Kracht to Washington State University; Jordan Benesh to Arizona State University; Katie Timm to University of Minnesota; Kayla Austin to University of Texas –Austin; and Hans Langschwager to Florida Community College.

This year, the company awarded $40,000 in scholarships to be distributed amongst the recipients. Each student will receive a minimum of $1,000 toward their education, which will be available during the fall 2011 semester.

“Tecta America is thrilled to award 28 academic scholarships to these hardworking men and women,” said Mark Santacrose, Tecta America Corporation President and CEO. “We are proud to support students as they embark on various academic and career endeavors. The scholarship program is a wonderful opportunity to recognize our employees’ children and contribute to their future successes.”

For more information, visit www.tectaamerica.com.