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.


*NOTE: The Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are no longer accepted, but students can review the guidelines in the form above and are welcome to apply once the Program opens for the next year (in March of 2022). If you'd like to get notified of applications acceptance, you can sign up for our monthly e-newsletter at this link

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2021-2022 MFMA Scholarship Recipients


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!


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.


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.


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.


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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