NTCA Names Winners of 2022 Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship
Las Vegas, NV, April 8, 2022-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world’s largest tile contractor association, announced the 2022 Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship. Recipients were awarded $5,000 and recognized during the association's annual awards ceremony that took place during the Coverings trade show in Las Vegas, which was held from April 5 to 8. As part of the award, scholarship winners received an all-expenses-paid trip to Coverings.
This year, three winners were chosen out of a pool of applicants. Applicants were required to submit an application, a letter of recommendation, and an essay detailing their career goals. Their submissions were reviewed by a committee made up of NTCA board members and staff.
This year’s recipients are Keiran Boerema of Michigan Tile in Lansing, Michigan; Preston Woelfel of Artcraft Granite Marble and Tile in Mesa, Arizona; and Olivia Fleming of Ballard Tile in Atwater, California.
The NTCA Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship was established in 2016 to provide educational opportunities for children and grandchildren of NTCA contractor members. The scholarship was named after long-time NTCA member, Tom Ade. Ade helped make the namesake scholarship possible by bestowing a generous donation to the association earmarked to support students of NTCA members who wish to continue their education.