The Metal Construction Association announced that five outstanding students affiliated with MCA member-companies have been chosen as the first recipients of the association’s scholarship program. Through this new MCA member benefit, funding has been awarded to the following five students to help them pursue their dreams.

Reymundo Bahena of McElroy Metal in Houston
Bahena will graduate in 2026 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Houston.

Nathan Galinski of DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware
A high school student in New Jersey, Galinski will seek a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia.

Bryce Keirn of Sheffield Metals, Inc. in Sheffield Village, Ohio
Keirn is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma State University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2026.

Laiklyn Squyres of McElroy Metal in Bossier City, Louisiana
Squyres is a student-athlete completing high school before seeking a physical therapy degree at the University of Louisiana.

Elizabeth Warren of Interlock Roofing in Delta, British Columbia
Warren is in the entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, and expects to graduate in 2027.

About the Scholarships

Created in the fall of 2023, the MCA Scholarship Program benefits MCA member-companies. Employees and their spouses, children and grandchildren can apply to receive funding for higher education of any type — from trade school to a university post-graduate program.

Dozens of exceptional candidates applied in the program’s first year, and an MCA committee viewed blinded applications and essays to ultimately choose the five recipients. MCA is grateful to the generous individuals and companies that donated money to help these students build their dreams.

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