The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced its nominees for the NWFA Education & Research Foundation 2017 Legacy scholarships.
- Roland Holder, founder of Gentry & Holder Floors, was a 59-year industry veteran. He was regarded as one of the most influential instructors in the early years of NOFMA. Holder was inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame in 1994.
- Eugen Lägler, a German machinist, founded Lägler Company. He revolutionized wood floor sanding by engineering a belt sander for use on the job site. He was inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame in 2008.
- David Lynn, Jr. served as President and CEO of Cherokee Wholesalers, Inc., a 40-year-old, family-run distribution company in Alexandria, Va. He worked with several manufacturing partners to convince them of the benefits of wholesale distribution.
NWFA Education & Research Foundation Legacy scholarships were established to recognize those individuals who made significant contributions to the wood flooring industry. Each scholarship requires a $5,000 total contribution to fund a scholarship in the nominee’s name. To date, a $2,000 contribution has been received from TLC Custom Designs.
NWFA has awarded $6,250 in scholarships so far this year for students attending NWFA hands-on training. One scholarship per training event is awarded, with priority given to NWFA members. Financial need is not a requirement for these scholarships.
To learn more about the scholarship opportunities offered at NWFA, visit NWFA’s scholarship page at nwfa.org/scholarships.aspx.