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 extended to June 1, 2020.  Email application & documents to


Thanks to the generous support of our donors, VAA was able to award $55,000 in 2019 scholarships.  Eleven deserving recipients were chosen and VAA will award each student a check for $5000 in June! The 2019 Richard J Schreck Scholarship winners are:

Laura Clark

Sponsored by: Virginia Asphalt Association
Attending: Virginia Commonwealth University

Taylor Cooper
Sponsored by: Colony Construction, Inc. Attending: Undecided
Kendra Cuno Lavilla
Sponsored by: Branscome, Inc. Attending: Thomas Nelson Community College
Mackenzie Flannigan
Sponsored by: Branscome, Inc. Attending: Clemson University
Mckenna Grantier
Sponsored by: James River Equipment Attending: College of William and Mary
Charles Hampton
Sponsored by: W-L Construction & Paving, Inc. Attending: Virginia Tech
Taylor Holt
Sponsored by: Colony Construction, Inc Attending: Virginia Tech
Alexander Ismael
Sponsored by: Luck Stone Corp. Attending: Virginia Tech
Lauren Powers

Sponsored by: Virginia Paving Company
Attending: East Carolina University

Julia Rocca

Sponsored by: Rish Equipment Company
Attending: Virginia Tech

Clair Shorb

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


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.