The VSPMA Scholarship provides financial assistance to individuals attending an accredited technical school, college or university where the student/applicant’s learning is focused on building applications and studies in the area of building design, building construction, building engineering and facility maintenance.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must:

  • Currently reside in Virginia.
  • Be a graduating high school senior, have earned a GED, or be enrolled in an institution of higher learning as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year student.
  • Submit a complete application packet by the required deadline.
  • Provide three (3) letters of recommendation. At least one letter must include character references from a member of Facilities, Maintenance or Custodial Staff.

Previous winners may receive this award for a maximum of two years. Adult learners may apply if advancing their education in a building trade occupation (e.g. general contracting, electrical, plumbing, etc.).

SUBMISSION:  Applicants must submit a complete scholarship packet, (i.e. application form, essays and letters of recommendation) to VSPMA.


Email applications and documentation to the following address:

Ms. Cristina Windover, VSPMA Scholarship Committee

SELECTION:  Three (3) active VSPMA members will serve on the Awards Committee and judge submitted scholarship applications. Awardees will be notified by May 15, 2018.

AWARDS:  A maximum of eight (8) $1,000 scholarships may be awarded in 2017. The exact number and value of individual awards are determined by the Board of Directors and are subject to available funds. Awards are paid directly to the student or academic institution.

Click here to download a pdf of this criteria.

2017 VSPMA Scholarship Recipients and Information:

Applications: Thirty-one applications were received in total from all VSPMA Regions.

Scholarships Awarded: Nine Scholarships were awarded for a total of $8,000.

Scholarship Recipients:

Ciara Winingham – Gretna H.S. – $1,000 – Engineering
Johnte Lipford – Gretna H.S. – $500 – Electrical Engineering
Jack Whitehead – Patrick Henry H.S. – $750 – Engineering
Hayden Hall – Christiansburg H.S. – $1,000 – Automotive Master Technician
Lauren Lawson – Appomattox County H.S. – $1,000 – Architecture
Devin Smith – Lancaster H.S. – $1,000 – Civil Engineering
Benjamin Napier – Colonial Heights H.S. – $1,000 – Computer Science
Spencer Baily – Kecoughtan H.S. – $1,000 – Engineering
Iman Jones – Grassfield H.S. – $750 – Computer Science