The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced its annual scholarship recipients during the 2013 AAMA Summer Conference that was held June 9-12, in Rosemont, Ill. Seven children of employees of AAMA member companies who are pursuing college degrees related to the building products industry were selected for the one-time award of $2,000.

The recipient of the AAMA Certification Gold Label 50th Anniversary Scholarship Award is Sonja Postak. The six 2013 AAMA Scholarship Award recipients are Ryan Sievers, Melissa Hereida, Michelle Hereida, Dominic Nickel, Ben Sharp and Jenna Seaser.

“AAMA is pleased to acknowledge the outstanding students who have dedicated themselves to academic and extracurricular endeavors in order to pursue a career in architecture, engineering and related fields,” says Rich Walker, AAMA’s president and CEO. “By supporting these students on their journey to further develop their knowledge and passion, we are hopeful they will make valuable contributions in the building products industry upon completing their education.”

All children of employees of AAMA member companies are eligible to obtain this financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry. Applicants are judged on grade-point average, college entrance exam scores and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.