NTCA Announces 2024 Tom Ade Scholarship Winners

Jackson, MS, May 7, 2024-In a testament to the enduring commitment to supporting the educational aspirations of its members' families, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) announces the recipients of the 2024 Tom Ade Scholarships. 

Established nine years ago through the generosity of NTCA contractor member Tom Ade, this scholarship fund has become a cornerstone of NTCA's mission to foster the next generation of leaders. The scholarship fund enables NTCA to provide each winner with $5,000 to pursue their academic and career ambitions. 

NTCA is privileged to have Dal-Tile and Laticrete as sponsors of the scholarship program. 

The recipients of the NTCA 2024 Tom Ade Scholarships are as follows:

London Sima: Daughter of NTCA member Mike Sima of Mid-Town Tile in Omaha, Nebraska, London Sima will embark on a medical career path at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Isabella "Bella" Welch: Hailing from Kent City, Michigan, Isabella Welch, daughter of former NTCA president Dan Welch will attend Ferris State University pursuing a business degree.

Paityn Bruce: The daughter of current NTCA president Sam Bruce of Visalia Tile and Marble in California, Paityn Bruce will attend Nichols State University in Louisiana, where she will major in business marketing and sales. 

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