Richard J Schreck Scholarship

Richard J. Schreck

As Chairman of the VAA Scholarship Committee, I am pleased to announce that the VAA Scholarship Program has been renamed the Richard J Schreck Scholarship in honor of VAA’s retired Executive Vice President of 36 years.  Richard was instrumental in the development of the scholarship program and we are proud to move forward under his name.

I’m also happy to announce that our 2017 goal to award five scholarships has been reached and 5 deserving receipients chosen!  Through the generosity of our donors, VAA will award each student a check for $5000.00 at a brunch celebration in June.  The 2017 Richard J Schreck Scholarship winners are:

Michael Cuilik is the son of Michael and Valerie Cuilik and was sponsored by Virginia Paving Company. He is majoring in Geology at Washington & Lee University and will be completing his junior year in 2017.

Andrianna Daniels is the daughter of Frank and Brenda Daniels and was sponsored by PAPCO. She is a senior at Frank W. Cox High School and is planning on majoring in Aerospace Engineering and is undecided on what college to attend. She has acceptance letters from NC State, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, University of Alabama and Purdue University.

Jordan Mahoney is the son of Jonathan and Yierou Mahoney and was sponsored by Virginia Paving Company. He is a senior at Woodbridge Senior High School and is planning on studying Engineering. He is undecided, but has been accepted to the College of Engineering at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Anthony Rocca is the son of John and Jill Rocca and was sponsored by Rish Equipment Company. He is a senior at Kettle Run High School and planning to major in Business. He is undecided, but has been accepted to University of Virginia, University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech.

Jacob Rodal is the son of John and Candace Rodal and was sponsored by Luck Stone. He is a senior at Woodgrove High School and is planning on studying Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Virginia.

Photo’s coming soon!

In 2016 VAA awarded three $5,000.00 scholarships at our Annual Meeting at Pinehurst. Here are the 2016 Richard J Schreck scholarship recipients.

Taylor Holt is the daughter of Harry and Flo King and was sponsored by Colony Construction. Taylor is completing her freshman year in Engineering at Virginia Tech and plans to pursue Chemical Engineering.

Casey Taylor was sponsored by B & S Construction where his father and grandfather have worked for many years. He is a senior at R.E. Lee High School in Staunton and will be attending UVA-Wise in the fall to study software engineering and play football.

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Casey Taylor

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Taylor Holt

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Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins is the daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth Perkins and was sponsored by Boxley. Emily will be attending UVA in the fall.

I would like to thank everyone, individuals and companies alike, who contributed to Richard J Schreck Scholarship Program since 2014.

You can contribute to the future of our industry by clicking on the DONATE button at the top of the screen and completing the form. Write a check payable to the NAPA Research and Education Foundation. To ensure your contribution is tax deductible, place VAA Scholarship in the memo field of your check.

I would also like to thank the committee members listed below who all help to select the  reciepients each year from the outstanding pool of applicants we receive.
Carter Iseman – Virginia Asphalt Association
David White – Superior Paving Corp.
David Horton – Virginia Paving Company
Blair Williamson – S.L. Williamson Company, Inc.
Kevin Jones – Branscome, Inc.

This Richard J Schreck Scholarship program was established to assist dependents of VAA member companies in furthering their education beyond high school. This program is managed under the auspices of the NAPA Research and Education Foundation (NAPAREF) Scholarship Program, a 501(c)3 organization.

Only dependents/spouses/employees of VAA member companies are eligible to apply. Eligibility includes all incoming freshman, first-year attendees at post-high school institution (i.e. trade school, colleges, universities). Also those students currently enrolled in post-high school institutions may apply.

It is an honor each year to meet the winners and their families. It is always rewarding to hear more about their lives and their future plans. In closing, it is only with your continued support that our program exceed expectations.

Please consider making a contribution and investing in the future of our industry.


Scott T. Claud, President
Colony Construction, Inc.