Richard J Schreck Scholarships

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.

Applications open February 1, 2025 and deadline for submissions is May 2, 2025.  Email application & documents to


Thanks to the generous support of our donors, VAA was able to award $50,000 in 2024 scholarships.  Eleven deserving recipients were chosen, and VAA will award each student a check for $5000 in June! The 2024 Richard J Schreck Scholarship winners are:

Logan Adams

Sponsored by: W-L Construction & Paving, Inc.
Attending: Virginia Tech

Lola Bradley
Sponsored by: Slurry Pavers, Inc. Attending: Undecided
Corey Holden
Sponsored by: ATCO Attending: Old Dominion University
Levi Huddleston
Sponsored by: Branscome Paving Company Attending: University of Virginia Wise
Emmalee Lawson
Sponsored by: Colony Construction, Inc. Attending: Virginia Tech
Tyler Lawson
Sponsored by: Colony Construction, Inc. Attending: Undecided
Tanner Long

Sponsored by: Superior Paving Corp.
Attending: The Citadel

Aaron Reese

Sponsored by: S. L. Williamson Co., Inc.
Attending: Millersville University

Samuel Rhinehart

Sponsored by: Luck Stone
Attending: Bridgewater College

Ethan Turner

Sponsored by: Branscome
Attending: Virginia Tech

Build Your Future Scholarship (information coming soon)


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