The Metal Construction Association announced last Friday that five “outstanding students” affiliated with MCA member companies have been chosen as the first recipients of the association’s scholarship program. 

In a May 10 news release, the MCA’s inaugural scholarship program, a new member benefit, has funded awards to the following five students to help them pursue their dreams: 

Reymundo Bahena, McElroy Metal, Houston, Texas

Reymundo will graduate in 2026 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Houston,

Nathan Galinski, DuPont, Wilmington, Del. 

Galinski, a high school student in New Jersey, will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia. 

Bryce Keirn, Sheffield Metals, Inc., Sheffield Village, Ohio 

Keirn is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma State University and anticipates graduating in May 2026.

Laiklyn Squyres, McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La. 

Squyres is a student athlete completing high school before seeking a physical therapy degree at the University of Louisiana.

Elizabeth Warren, Interlock Roofing, Delta, British Columbia, Canada 

Warren is in the entry-to-practice doctor of pharmacy program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, and expects to graduate in 2027. 

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