Richard J. Schreck

In 2017 the VAA Scholarship was 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 award these scholarships in his name. The Richard J Schreck Scholarship 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.


VAA is happy to announce that our 2018 goal to award $45,000 in scholarships has been reached and 9 deserving recipients chosen! Through the generosity of our donors, VAA will award each student a check for $5000 in June. The 2018 Richard J Schreck Scholarship winners are:

Spencer Swaim

Spencer is a current freshman at VT. He will begin an internship this spring with Rosendin Electric. Spenser looks forward to graduating from Virginia Tech with a major in Building Construction.

Chelsey Stout

Chelsey attends James Madison where she is working toward a BS in Nursing.  She has seen the impact that nurses have on their patients and wants to make their treatment or recovery a little more bearable.

Joseph Chase Miffleton

Chase is currently a sophomore at VT majoring in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. He also works for the Virginia Tech football team and will be interning with the Washington Redskins this summer.

Carolanne Lynch

Carolanne looks forward to attending ODU in the Fall of 2018.  She will major in the Physical Sciences with the end goal of obtaining a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

Justin Frazier

Justin writes “success in anything we look to accomplish is realized not only with a solid educational background but also by way of “hands-on experience”.  Justin will be attending VCU where he plans to major in civil engineering.

Kyandra Rivera Dejesus

The scholarship has helped Kyandra secure her place in VCU’s incoming freshman class. She plans to major in Biology and work toward her desire to attend medical school and become a Pediatric Surgeon.

Tyler Beard

Tyler will be enrolling at ODU this fall with the goal of achieving a degree in civil engineering and a minor in architecture. By taking different engineering classes, he hopes to narrow his focus within the field of engineering.

Andrianna Daniels

A UVA Sophomore, Andie is a familiar face to VAA as she was a 2017 scholarship recipient. Attending the University’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, her major is Aerospace Engineering.

Griffin Connor

Griffin Connor is a Senior at Midlothian High School.  Griffin has been accepted into the engineering programs at Virginia Tech, VCU and NC State.  He plans to major in engineering.


VAA would like to thank everyone, individuals and companies alike, who have contributed to the Richard J Schreck Scholarship Program since 2014. You can contribute to the future of our industry DONATE today. 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.