The Castagra Roofing Scholarship Program is now open for applications for its second year. The scholarship supports individuals pursuing a career in roofing or similar fields.
Scholarship recipients will receive a $1,000 award. The awards are not renewable, but applicants can reapply each year so long as they meet the eligibility requirements.
Applicants to the Castagra Roofing Scholarship Program must be:
- Pursuing a post-secondary education in college or vocational programs in roofing or a similar field. Similar fields must be applicable to the building industry (construction, waterproofing, etc.)
- Passionate about innovation and/or sustainability
- An American or Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Castagra Products Inc. employees and their family members are ineligible.
Applications must include a 500 to 1,000 word essay detailing their educational and career goal objectives, and how they plan to contribute to the roofing industry. Special consideration is given to applicants who are passionate about innovation and/or sustainability.
The winner of the 2021 scholarship was Sarah Dalby, an architectural engineering student at the University of Texas. She is pursuing her degree to learn about structural methods and materials in order to design a sustainable solution to help the homeless. She is researching 3D printing technology and how it can be expanded in order to 3D-print houses with organic materials.
The deadline to apply for the program is Aug. 29. Recipients will be selected on Sept. 1. For more information and to apply, visit castagra.com/SCHOLARSHIP.