Each year, the Gulf Coast Region awards scholarships of $2,000 each to selected students who are dependents of GCR members.
Each applicant must be scholastically qualified for acceptance at an accredited educational institution designed to meet the requirements for an academic, professional, or occupational degree. Each applicant also must need financial aid to attend the school. Each GCR scholarship is good for a full academic year; no part-time semesters are accepted.
The long-running GCR scholarship program operates under the auspices of the Recycling Research and Education Foundation's William A. Bushman Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The guidelines and application for GCR’s 2022 scholarship program are posted HERE. Applicants may make extra copies of the application as necessary. Consult the application for instructions on where to submit the application and all supporting documentation. Contact GCR’s Scholarship Chair Emily Ziegler at
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GCR selected 16 students as winners in its 2021 scholarship program. Each student received $2,000 to apply toward tuition at any accredited educational institution designed to meet the requirements for an academic, professional, or occupational degree for the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2021 scholarship winners, along with their sponsoring GCR member company/location and the school they will attend, were as follows:
- Waylon Adams, Yaffe Iron & Metal; University of Tulsa
- Christopher Arme, Himes Service Co.; Southern Methodist University
- Christopher Chisholm, Commercial Metals Co.; Texas Tech University
- Jordan Chisholm, Commercial Metals Co.; University of Oklahoma
- Camryn Costanza, All Scrap Metals; Louisiana State University
- Kinley Funderburk, Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling; Baton Rouge Community College
- Christopher Garay, Commercial Metals Co.; Texas A&M University
- Alyssa Huff, Commercial Metals Co.; University of North Texas
- Kyla Ibarra, Yaffe Iron & Metal; Tulsa Community College
- Miranda Jaramillo, Komatsu North America; University of Texas El Paso
- Cameron Johnson, Commercial Metals Co.; Texas Tech University
- Johnathan Massie, Southern Core Recycling; McNeese State University
- Robert McWilliams, ACME Iron & Metal; Colorado School of Mines
- Hunter Price, Metal Recycling Corp.; University of Central Arkansas
- Angelina Quigley, Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling; Southeastern Louisiana University
- Maddie White, Yaffe Iron & Metal; Northeastern State University