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.

Application deadline April 3, 2023.  Email application & documents to


Thanks to the generous support of our donors, VAA was able to award $65,000 in 2022 scholarships.  Thirteen deserving recipients were chosen and VAA will award each student a check for $5000 in June! The 2022 Richard J Schreck Scholarship winners are:

Hanna Chorba

Sponsored by: B & S Contracting, Inc.
Attending: Virginia Tech

Kirsten Flannigan
Sponsored by: Branscome Inc Attending: Wofford College
MacKenzie Flannigan
Sponsored by: Branscome, Inc. Attending: Clemson University
Justice Forster
Sponsored by: Carter Machinery Company Attending: Virginia Tech
Aaron Reese
Sponsored by: S. L. Williamson Co., Inc. Attending: Millersville University
Luke Huddleston
Sponsored by: Branscome Paving Company Attending: Universtiy of Virginia - Wise
India Ismael
Sponsored by: Luck Stone Attending: Virginia Tech
Jones Cooper
Sponsored by:Branscome Inc Attending: unknown
Madison Liebler

Sponsored by: Iron Sheepdog
Attending: unkown

Emmalee Lawson

Sponsored by: Colony Construction, Inc.
Attending: Richard Bland College for William and Mary

Samantha Mullens

Sponsored by: Branscome Inc
Attending: unkown

Ethan Turner

Sponsored by: Branscome Inc
Attending: Thomas Nelson Community College

Mathew Witt

Sponsored by: Boxley Materials
Attending: unkown


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.