William A. Bushman Memorial Scholarships

Each year, the Gulf Coast Region awards scholarships of $2,000 each to selected students who are dependents of GCR members. Dependents of officers and principals (owners, partners, etc.) are not eligible. 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. Click HERE for a complete copy of the GCR Scholarship Eligibility & Guidelines information.

2023 GCR Scholarship Program

The guidelines and application for GCR’s 2023 scholarship program will be posted early in 2023. 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 with any questions about the program.

2022 GCR Scholarship Winners

GCR selected 17 students as winners in its 2022 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 2022-2023 academic year. The 2022 scholarship winners, along with their sponsoring GCR member company/location and the school they will attend, were as follows:

  • Waylon Adams, Yaffe Metals (Tulsa, Oklahoma); University of Tulsa
  • Johnathan Arme, Himes Service Co. (Robinson, Texas); Oberlin College
  • Jordan Chisholm, Commercial Metals Co. (Irving, Texas); University of Oklahoma
  • Jimena Corona, Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling (Port Allen, Louisiana); Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  • Lucas Dexter, Allmetal Recycling (Wichita, Kansas); Kansas State University
  • Kenley Funderburk, Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling (Port Allen, Louisiana); Louisiana State University
  • Maria Gonzalez, EXIM Inc. (Sugar Land, Texas); Texas Tech University
  • Carley Guillot, Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling (Lafayette, Louisiana); Louisiana State University
  • Alyssa Huff, Commercial Metals Co., Liberty Division (Dallas); University of North Texas
  • Candace Jackson, Jackson Iron & Metal Co. Inc. (Jackson, Mississippi); University of Southern Mississippi
  • Cameron Johnson, Commercial Metals Co. (Irving, Texas); Texas Tech University
  • Ashton Lindeman, OmniSource LLC (Corpus Christi, Texas); Del Mar College
  • Bryan Ora, Missouri Metals (St. Louis); Missouri Southern State University
  • Hunter Price, Metal Recycling Corp. (Little Rock, Arkansas); University of Central Arkansas
  • Angelina Quigley, Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling (Port Allen, Louisiana); Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Maddie White, Yaffe Iron & Metal Co. Inc. (Muskogee, Oklahoma); Northeastern State University
  • Jorga Williams, Yaffe Metals (Tulsa, Oklahoma); Oklahoma State University


Lacey Capps
Director, Chapter Relations
(202) 662-8538

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