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Building a Better Tomorrow Through Education

 

The scholarship program encourages educational success in the fields related to the sports flooring business. We appreciate and understand that it takes many trained professionals to make our industry run. The process of turning trees into high-end sports surfaces encompasses numerous skilled hands. And once the sports floors are installed, even more trained professionals use the floors in their careers. We want to support all levels of this process in their educational and career goals.
 
For this, 2022-2023 academic year and in celebration of the MFMA's 125th Anniversary, Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association offers five scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each for secondary, advanced, or trade school education. Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement, field of study, and written essay responses. 
 
Guidelines

Scholarships – distributed at the start of the 2022 – 2023 academic year
Amount ‐ $1,250 per scholarship for this year (the typical amount is $1,000)
Number of scholarships available for 2022 – 2023 academic year – 5
Criteria for scholarship – academic achievement, field of study, and essay
Eligibility restrictions – recipient must be a legal resident of USA and must attend school in the USA
Field of study – applicants must be accepted into one of the following fields of study: Architecture, Athletic administration, Athletics, Boiler inspection training, Biological conservation, Biomechanical sciences, Building construction, Civil engineering, Coaching, Commercial driving schools, Construction sciences or management, Dance education, Forest science, Forestry studies, HVAC technology, Engineering technology, Environmental resource management, Exercise science, Industrial technology, Kinesiology, LEED training or certification, Mechanic programs, Mechanical drafting, Machine technologies, Natural resources/conservation, Physical administration, Physical education, Physical rehabilitation or therapy, Recreation & park administration, Small engine repair, Sports & fitness management, Surveying, Trucking, Wood sciences.
 
How to Apply
Applicants should fill out and submit THIS ELECTRONIC FORM by July 8, 2022. At the end of the form, there will be a request to attach a file (up to 10Mb). This ONE PDF FILE (merged) must include the following:
  • Copy of the applicant’s high school or college transcript
  • 500-word typed essay
  • Acceptance letter from a college, university or trade school indicating specific field of study
 
Essay
All applicants must submit a 500-word typed essay. Any essay significantly shorter or longer than 500 words will not be accepted. Please select ONE of the below topics for essay submission.
  • How do you anticipate making a contribution to society?
  • What innovation do you think has made the biggest impact on the world so far and why?
  • What one change do you hope to see in the world by the time you graduate?
  • What environmental trend has had the biggest impact in your lifetime?
  • How would you compare your life to that of a tree?
 
NOTE: Any essay questions submitted are property of MFMA and can be used in print or electronic materials as the association sees fit.
 
Recipients
Scholarship winners will be notified by September 5, 2022, and awards will be dispersed directly to the college or university the recipient will be attending. If you are selected as a recipient, MFMA requests the following:
1. Student ID number, address, and instructions on how to apply funds to tuition
2. A photo of you at your college or university
3. A statement on how winning this scholarship helps your educational goals

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE GUIDELINES HERE

 
2021-2022 MFMA Scholarship Recipients


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Alyssa Mancilman
North Dakota State University
Major: Architecture


Thank you so very much for awarding me the $1,000 scholarship! Because of this scholarship, I can focus on my studies instead of worrying about how to pay for school. I am very grateful to have a company like you that supports the education of young individuals with big dreams for the future! Thank you for investing in me and my efforts to earn my master’s degree in architecture so I can go on to design dream homes and buildings for our society!

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Brianna Lynn Faltraco
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Major: Natural Resource Management


I am blessed to receive this scholarship and I thank the MFMA for their generosity. This scholarship is helping bring down the tuition of my education as an out-of-state student. It is helping relieve a bit of the monetary pressure, and letting me focus more on my studies, as I have a packed schedule and not a lot of time to work. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend SUNY-ESF and that you all are supporting my future and the impact I hope to make in the world.

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Elina Rosario
Nova Southeastern University
Major: Exercise & Sports Science
 
First, I would like to say thank you for the great opportunity to be awarded this scholarship. I am extremely thankful and forever grateful for this scholarship. This scholarship will not only help my family, but it will allow me to truly dedicate myself to my education and Nova Southeastern University. I cannot tell you how much this means to me.

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Kristin Lorentzen
California State Polytechnic University
Major: Architecture

Winning the MFMA Scholarship means so much to me because it will allow me to continue to be a part of extracurriculars and become more involved in the community of students at my school, working to better the student experience. I play an active role as a student leader for the American Institute of Architecture Students, and because of this scholarship I will be able to devote more time to this organization and worry less about how I am going to pay for school expenses. I have always worked while in school in order to pay for necessary school expenses so this scholarship will help ease my workload and will allow me to focus more on my studies and extracurriculars. I am deeply grateful for your financial support and the opportunities the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association has allowed me to take. Thank you for investing in my future, your generosity truly makes a difference.

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Nick Kunda
State University of New York at Delhi (SUNY Delhi)
Major: Welding Technology

 This scholarship helps my family relax a bit, as my father lost his job several months ago, our household income dropped, and we possibly needed to take out a loan for me to complete my second year of schooling.

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