The Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship has been established by the NTCA to provide educational opportunities for children or grandchildren of NTCA Contractor Members. The scholarship’s namesake, Tom Ade, is a former NTCA Regional Director and a previous recipient of the NTCA Ring of Honor and Tile Person of the Year awards. Through his generosity and support of training and education, funds have been earmarked to launch this scholarship.
The scholarship will encompass a contribution to the educational institution of choice for the winning applicant. In addition, NTCA will cover travel and registration costs to attend Coverings, where the award will be presented, to be held next year in Orlando, Fla. from April 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center. The winning applicants will be recognized during the NTCA Awards reception. It is mandatory for the recipient to be present at the awards ceremony to receive the award; otherwise an alternate recipient will be named.
Funds are made possible through the generous donations of NTCA members; total donations will determine the number of scholarship recipients each year. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of the NTCA Board of Directors and members of NTCA staff.
Recipients receive a $4,000 cash award. Additional $2,500 scholarships may be awarded, based on donations made to the Association Scholarship Fund.
Following are the winners of the 2018 Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship, all of whom received a $4,000 cash award: Heather Sinclair, Olivia Owen, Nicholas Certeza, Hannah Stovall and Madison Walker.
The application deadline is March 1, 2019.