In 2011, recognizing the increasing cost of post secondary education, NECA developed a scholarship program to assist its members. The program is self-funding through money raised at dinner meetings and the golf outing. Since then, it has awarded 17, $1,000 scholarships for a total of $17,000. In 2018, in recognition of Tom Rando's contributions to the industry and NECA, and the many monetary contributions to the program made in his memory, we will award one of the $1,000 scholarships in his honor each year.
Recipients are evaluated by a panel of NECA members who carefully consider the following: high school/academic standing, leadership capabilities, community involvement, strength of character, personal achievement, plan of study and future goals. Financial need also may be considered.
To be eligible, an applicant must
- Be an employee, full or part time for at least 1 year, or immediate family member of an employee, of any NECA member company
- Have graduated high school or the equivalent
- Be enrolled, or plan to enroll, at an accredited post-secondary educational institution full or part time (not limited to traditional academic programs - a trade school, a community college, etc.)
- Not have won a scholarship from NECA in the last year
If you are eligible, contact the NECA office for an application (firstname.lastname@example.org) or download the application posted on the members only page of the NECA web site www.newenglandcarwash.org