SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Governors for the Scholarship Grant Committee awarded a scholarship grant to a college bound student in October 2020. Commercial Roofing Contractors of Southeastern Michigan, through the Southeastern Michigan Roofing Contractors Association (SMRCA), along with the Roofers Union Local #149, annually award college scholarships to dependents of employees of member roofing contractors.

This year’s winner was Cecilia Zepeda of Taylor, Mich.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants were asked to submit an essay that focused one or more of the following topics: roofing technology, roofing safety, roofing impact or roofing ethics to the Joint Union/Contractor Scholarship Committee. Winners receive scholarships in the amount of $1,000 contributed by the SMRCA, Roofers Union Local #149 and the Contractor Employer.

Initiated over 20 years ago, this program is an example of the SMRCA/Roofers Union Local #149 and SMRCA Member Contractors working to promote continued education and to encourage industry dependents to attend college.