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.

MFMA offers five annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for secondary, advanced or trade school education. Applicants are considered based on academic achievement, a field of study, and written essay responses. Applications will be reviewed by the MFMA Sports Floor Contractor Advisory Council and are approved by the MFMA Board of Directors.

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2020-2021 MFMA Scholarship Recipients

Evan Mizerak
Brown University
Major: Biology/Biomechanical Sciences

I am immensely humbled and deeply grateful to have been selected as a scholarship recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year. In the midst of an uncertain period for students everywhere, this award will play an integral role in alleviating my scholastic expenses, enabling me to focus my energy on my studies and extracurricular ambitions. I cannot thank MFMA enough for its generous support of my academic pursuits!

Lindsey O'Sullivan
Keiser University
Major: Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology

Thank you for awarding me the MFMA Scholarship! I am honored to represent the Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association as the recipient of the funding. 2020 has been an unusual year for all people, especially with financial resources to continue an education. I am fortunate that the MFMA offers the scholarship in which the funds will help reduce the amount of my out-of-pocket college tuition expenses.

Garrett Pendergraft
John Brown University
Major: Construction Management

I am honored and thankful to MFMA for investing in me by awarding me this scholarship, which will ultimately help me pursue my dream career in construction at an outstanding university. Your generous scholarship will allow me to work less and dedicate more time to my studies. I appreciate the value MFMA places on helping students in the sports flooring industry to advance their education. Thank you.

Joseph Piini
Cal Poly University
Major: Engineering Technology

I am very grateful to receive this scholarship from MFMA as it has made paying for college much more affordable for my family and me. This scholarship will allow me to worry less about paying the high price tag of college and to focus more on my studies to help me in my future career.

Jeffrey Weisenberger
Illinois Institute of Technology
Major: Architecture

This scholarship is important to me as it will allow me to continue my studies at the university and focus on them more throughout my final year of classes. I hope to continue working hard and graduate with my Professional Bachelor's degree in Architecture this spring. Thank you for providing me this opportunity to work as hard as possible and continue to prove myself.

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