MIA Natural Stone Scholarship
2012 MIA President, Michael Twiss of Columbia Stone Inc. of Tualatin, Oregan presenting the 2012 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award to Jill Archambeau of RockSolid Stone Works in Cleveland, Ohio.
This scholarship was established in 2004 to provide educational opportunities for aspiring fabricators, installers, or administrative apprentices interested in furthering their careers within the natural stone industry. Funds are made through the generous donations of MIA members worldwide (click here to make a contribution). Applications are reviewed by a committee of the MIA Board of Directors, MIA staff, and industry veterans.
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Entry Deadline Extended to September 23, 2013
Scholarship Selection Criteria
- Applicants must have fewer than five years of experience in the natural stone industry.
- Applicants must submit an application form, an essay detailing their commitment to the natural stone industry, and a letter of recommendation from an employer.
- Applicants must work for an MIA Member Company at least six (6) months prior to entering the competition and be employed by an MIA member company at the time the award is presented at StonExpo.
Scholarship will cover travel and registration costs for one or more recipients to StonExpo, the natural stone industry's premier exhibition and education event, and MIA's Annual Meeting. Attendance at StonExpo and the MIA Annual Meeting offers the scholarship winner the opportunity to gain valuable technical and practical knowledge, meet and network with leading stone professionals, deepen his or her commitment to a career in the stone industry, and explore his or her potential for future leadership.
Past Scholarship Recipients
2012 Jill Archambeau, RockSolid Stone Works 2011 Eddie Mendoza, All American Stone & Tile Care, Inc. 2010 Joe Durfee, Great Lakes Granite and Marble 2009 Michael Schumacher, Valders Stone & Marble, Inc. 2008 Jeff Lassiter, International Flooring and Protective Coatings, Inc., Norfolk, VA 2007 Alberto Garcia, Castle Rock Marble and Granite, Inc., Bronx, NY 2006 Rachel Crickenberger, CogswellStone, Palmyra, VA 2005 Sarah Kelly, Dakota Stone Design, Fargo, ND 2004 Robert Smith, Great Lakes Granite & Marble, Redford, MI