DISCA Recognizes 2019 Scholarship Recipients
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 23, 2019 – The Drywall & Interior Systems Contractors Association of NJ (DISCA) recognized the four recipients of the 2019 DISCA Scholarship at a luncheon at the Park Avenue Club on July 23, 2019. These four students have earned a four-year, merit-based scholarship to offset some of the college and educational expenses at their chosen collegiate institutions.
Each year, DISCA awards college scholarships to deserving students who demonstrate a positive engagement in community service, strong leadership qualities, activity in extracurricular activities, and strength in academics. According to DISCA Executive Director, Bill Umbach, “Our review process provides secure and confidential selections. DISCA retains a retired educator who evaluates the candidates based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, and the candidate’s statement of education and career goals.” “DISCA received a record number of quality applications for the 2019-2020 scholarships,” Umbach said. “We are pleased to award this elite group and support their pursuit of education and exploration of career paths.”
This year DISCA awarded the following students $5,000 scholarship per year, for up to four years:
Megan Carlos sponsored by Interstate Drywall Corp.; Megan will be attending Penn State University where she plans to major in Marine Biology.
Annisliesy Garcia sponsored by Orion Interiors; Anni will be attending Fairleigh Dickinson University where she plans to major in Business Management and Marketing.
Adem Kalici sponsored by McGinley Building Systems; Adem will be attending William Paterson University where he will major in Music.
Karina Toro sponsored by Andersen Interiors, Inc.; Karina is enrolled at Montclair State majoring in Psychology.
Additionally, the DISCA Board is providing a one-time $500 scholarship to the other candidates recognizing their excellence and abilities. The recipients are:
Jordan Genera sponsored by Sloan & Company, Inc.
Maggie Lippincott sponsored by Regency Drywall.
Kyle Migliore sponsored by Partyka Construction.
Caylin Ryan sponsored by Component Assembly Systems.
David Trinidad sponsored by Accurate Construction.
About DISCA Scholarship
DISCA established a scholarship program in 2009 to help defer the college and educational costs of the children of management employees of companies contributing to the DISCA Industry Promotional Fund (IPF) who have a minimum of one-year service with the company. Scholarships are available to students who plan to, or are pursuing, a two or four-year education at an accredited college, university, or vocational school. Additional information about the program can be found at https://disca.org/scholarship
The mission of the Drywall and Interior Systems Contractors Association of New Jersey is to provide a platform in which union interior systems contractors, and their suppliers and manufacturers, can share their collective experience, talent and knowledge to develop, promote and improve the industry. DISCA accomplishes its mission by:
- Providing a platform for sharing information and ideas
- Promoting the industry
- Promoting industry best practices
- Providing resources to members
- Unifying contractors with common objectives
- Being the bargaining agent for its members