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 May 3, 2021.  Email application & documents to David Lee, [email protected]


Thanks to the generous support of our donors, VAA was able to award $55,000 in 2020 scholarships.  Eleven deserving recipients were chosen and VAA will award each student a check for $5000 in June! The 2020 Richard J Schreck Scholarship winners are:

Hanna Chorba

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

McKenna Grantier
Sponsored by: James River Equipment Attending: William & Mary
Nikki Hurt
Sponsored by: Colony Construction, Inc Attending: Undecided
James Milstead
Sponsored by: W-L Construction & Paving, Inc. Attending: Virginia Military Institute
MacKenzie Flannigan
Sponsored by: Branscome, Inc. Attending: Clemson University
Lauren Powers
Sponsored by: Virginia Paving Company Attending: East Carolina University
Hallie Reese
Sponsored by: S. L. Williamson Co., Inc. Attending: James Madison University
Tony Rocca
Sponsored by:Rish Equipment Company Attending: University of Virginia
Abby Sabo

Sponsored by: Branscome, Inc.
Attending: Christopher Newport

Clair Shorb

Sponsored by: Superior Paving Corp.
Attending: York College of Pennslyvania

Charlie Windle

Sponsored by: Luck Stone
Attending: Virginia Tech


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.