The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Education and Research Foundation has established the Paul and Helen Lenchuck Scholarship Program for full-time students engaged in the pursuit of an engineering (structural, architectural engineering, or related field) graduate degree at eligible colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The purpose of this program is to support students pursuing a graduate degree in the engineering field while encouraging innovative design, application, or utilization of manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape products in the built environment.
This scholarship program was established in 1988 through donations to commemorate the contributions to the growth and development of the concrete masonry industry by Paul and Helen Lenchuk. Paul Lenchuk served as the President of National Concrete Masonry Association form 1968 to 1985. This scholarship is administered by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Education and Research Foundation.
The scholarship fund is specifically targeted to support graduate-level students.
- Before the start of the proposed period of study (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must possess a bachelors degree from a higher education institution which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency.
- At the time of acceptance of the scholarship (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must be accepted for graduate study at a college or university in an engineering, construction, architecture, or materials science program. The applicant’s formal and independent study must focus on the use of concrete masonry as a building material.
- To receive the full scholarship award, the recipient must be an enrolled graduate student during the entire scholarship period.
- The applicant must be proficient in the English language. If English is not the applicant’s native language, a TOEFL or GRE score must be submitted along with the application.
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA (based on a 4 point system) prior to and throughout the scholarship period.
This scholarship program is administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
Typically one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for each academic year. Awards are not renewable and will typically be awarded on a one time basis. Award of the scholarship is based upon the recommendation of the Foundation Program Review Committee with approval by the Foundation Board of Trustees. The decision of the Foundation Board of Trustees is final.
The applicant is responsible for ensuring all necessary information is submitted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Completed applications must be received no later than June 1st of each calendar year to be considered. Applicants will be notified by September 15th of each calendar year if they have been selected as a recipient of the scholarship for the upcoming academic school year. See the buttons on the right to download the application form.
Applications and questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
Paul and Helen Lenchuck Engineering Student Scholarship Program
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Education and Research Foundation
13750 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171–4662
Phone: (703) 713-1900
FAX (703) 713-1910
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the entire application package has been received by the NCMA Education and Research Foundation prior to the application deadline. The application package must include:
- A fully completed application form. Responses must be typed and within the spaces provided without attachment of additional sheets.
- Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) records must be sent to the Foundation for each institution from which the applicant has received credit. The Foundation reserves the right to request official transcripts.
Selection of Recipients+
Official announcement of the award will be made by the NCMA Education and Research Foundation no later than September 15th of each calendar year for the upcoming academic school year. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships+
Payment will be sent to the recipient upon confirmation of eligibility requirements. Checks will be made payable to the school the recipient is attending.
Recipients are required to notify the NCMA Education and Research Foundation of any changes in address, enrollment, or other relevant information.
NCMA Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.