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, field of study and written essay responses. Applications will be reviewed by the MFMA SportsFloor Contractor Advisory Council and are approved by the MFMA Board of Directors.

Click here for a 2019-2020 scholarship application

2018-2019 MFMA Scholarship Recipients

Alex Horvath
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Major: Forest Science

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to MFMA for selecting me to receive this scholarship award. I will use this to help me lower the cost of tuition so I can concentrate further on my classes and doing extra-curricular activities. Me and my family are extremely grateful for the MFMA's support of my education.

Lauren Palmer
Indiana University
Major: Sports Management

Thank you for choosing me for the MFMA 2018 - 2019 Scholarship. I will be using these funds toward my tuition and greatly appreciate the MFMA's support of my education.

Grace Ray
Oregon State University
Major: Construction Engineering Management

MFMA has provided me with an outstanding opportunity to complete my last year of college. This generous scholarship will be directly applied to my tuition. I am looking forward towards a career as a construction project manager and I am excited to use maple flooring in my projects.

Sarah Thomas
Louisiana State University
Major: Natural Resource
Ecology & Management

A huge thanks to MFMA for the generous scholarship that will help me to fund my final semester here at LSU and finish strong and without debt. After graduating in May of 2019, I plan to travel and work outside for a year, which is only possible because I was able to receive scholarships, like this. I look forward to using my degree to help preserve and protect the world's natural resources and would like to thank MFMA for making this possible.


Anthony Iarussi
Purdue University
Major: Construction Management

I would like to express my gratitude as a recipient of a MFMA 2018-2019 scholarship. I recently joined our campus Habitat for Humanity and I am excited to be participating in my first build this weekend. Experiences like this will allow me to learn more about my chosen field while helping others in the process. Purdue University was my first choice but being an out of state student greatly increased the cost of my tuition. Being awarded your scholarship will help me with the increased expense of attending my chosen school. Thank you again for your generosity and for your support of my higher education goals.


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