High school students at CEMEX Davenport Sand Mine

Scholarships

NSSGA offers two scholarships to help usher in the next generation of aggregates industry professionals...

Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship

The Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to a student who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry.  This $2,500 scholarship was created to honor the memory of the late Barry K. Wendt, an NSSGA member who tirelessly devoted his energy to advancing the causes of the aggregates industry.

Eligible students will be enrolled in a mining-related degree program and will have completed at least one year of college coursework.

To apply, please fill out the form below and include a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor. If you have work experience in the aggregates industry as a summer employee, an intern or through a cooperative work program, please include one or more recommendation letters from your employer(s). Applications for the 2014 scholarship are due May 30.

Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship

NSSGA created the Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship Fund to memorialize the life and accomplishments of the daughter of Jack Curtis, L.C. Curtis and Son, a Georgia sand and gravel producer. Jennifer was a mother of four who was involved in the political process. She served on various boards and commissions, including the Republican National Committee, and was an effective fundraiser for Republican candidates.

This $5,000 scholarship, named in her memory, is reserved for a child of an aggregates industry employee who wishes to pursue collegiate studies in public policy, government affairs or related fields. The grant is funded by contributions from companies and individuals.

To apply for the Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship, please complete the application form below and include a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor. If you have work experience as a summer employee, an intern or through a cooperative work program, please include a letter of recommendation from your employer(s).

Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors or students already majoring in public policy, government affairs or related fields in college who are sons or daughters of an aggregates company employee may apply for the scholarship.

Judging Committee: Scholarship applications will be reviewed and judged by a panel including the current NSSGA chairman of the Government Affairs Committee, a representative of the industry trade press and a senior NSSGA staff member.