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Below are all available scholarship opportunities for NUCA Members and their children

who will be enrolled in College/Trade School 

J. Mitchell Ellington & Joeseph G Weber Scholarships

$2,000 Award

Applicable towards college or trade-school programs. 

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024

Mail your application to:  P.O. Box 10097, Cocoa, FL  32927

Adult Graduation


Andrew Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship

$7,500 Award

Applicable towards college or trade-school programs. 

Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

Male Student


National Utility Contractors Association

D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship

Walter Gainer Scholarship

William & Shirley Burgett Scholarship


$8,000 Award

($2,000/yr - 4 yrs)

Application Deadline: May 30, 2024

$4,000 Award

($1,000/yr - 4 yrs)

$2,000 Award

(one-time award)

$1,000 Award

($500/yr - 2 yrs)

Group Bonding


For more information, contact or call (321) 759-6488


This scholarship program is named after Mitch Ellington, a founding father of our organization who passed away on October 10, 1995. Mitch had started this program with the intention of presenting it to goal-oriented, hard-working students whose grades may not reflect the students’ effort and dedication.   

Joseph G Weber

This scholarship is named after Joseph Weber who passed away on February 20, 2024. Joe joined the NUCA of Central Florida’s Board of Directors in 1989 and has been a guiding force in our chapter ever since. “Sr” has served on the Board every year and was our Chapter President in 1993, 2010 and 2011. Joe was currently serving as our chapter’s Vice President. Our chapter has also been very fortunate to have had Joe Weber represent us on the board of UUCF (NUCA of Florida) Underground Utility Contractors Association for 18 years. Joe had a strong sense of service not only to our industry, but also to his church and community. This scholarship is intended to honor Joe and his commitment to service.

Selections will be based on the general worthiness of the application; including:

How will the application be judged?

  • Scholastic Standing

  • Activities/community service

  • Career goals

  • Community service

  • Past employment

  • Essay

  • Thoroughness of completed application



Bryson Gammage

What must accompany
the application?

  1. Transcript of high school grades through the latest grading period available 

  2. Students must include a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. The letter should include the number of students in the graduating class and the standing of the applicant. Working applicants must include a letter of recommendation from their employer.

Who may apply?

Any child of a NUCA of Central Florida member or of an employee of a member who will be enrolled full or part-time in an academic institution. This may be a four-year or two-year college, as well as a construction industry trade or technical school. New students, as well as returning students are encouraged to apply.

If you are having any trouble receiving either a letter of recommendation or

an official transcript, please contact the NUCA office for assistance.

Application Deadline: Mail your application to:  P.O. Box 10097, Cocoa, FL  32927

J Mitchell

Bryson Gammage is the son of Brenda and Vinson
Gammage. Bryson graduated from Lyman High
School in 2021 and has been attending Seminole
State College full time, while also working as a full-
time manager at Winn Dixie. Bryson is currently
studying Engineering Technologies and Project
Management and would like to work with an engineering
manufacturing firm as a project manager.

Joshua Chevalier is the son of Melinda and Greg Chevalier (Holland Pump). Last month Joshua
graduated from William R. Boone High School. Later this month, Joshua will begin his studies majoring in Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences at Florida State University.


Ethan Nemcek is the son of Elizabeth Nemcek and Scott Nemcek (Mack Industries, Inc.). A 2023 graduate of Montverde Academy, Ethan will attend Boston University this fall. 


Rylee Shannon is the daughter of Keri Moores and Joshua
Moores (V. A. Paving, Inc.). Rylee graduated from Rockledge
Senior High School in May after having earned her Associates
Debree while in high school. She will be attending the University
of Central Florida .


Meadow Stroud is the daughter of Traci Carmichael and Tim Carmichael (ACP). A recent graduate of Sunlake High School, Meadow will attend Saint Leo University this fall.

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