Scholarship Details

NSSGA Scholarships

Application Deadline:



Mining-related or public policy, government affairs


Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship

The Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship is presented annually to a student who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry. This Scholarship was created to honor the memory of the late Barry K. Wendt, an NSSGA member who tirelessly devoted his energy to advancing the causes of the aggregates industry.

Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship

NSSGA created the Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship Fund to memorialize the life and accomplishments of the daughter of Jack Curtis, L.C. Curtis and Son, a Georgia sand and gravel producer. Jennifer was a mother of four who was involved in the political process. She served on various boards and commissions, including the Republican National Committee, and was an effective fundraiser for Republican candidates.

This scholarship, named in her memory, is reserved for a child of an aggregates industry employee who wishes to pursue collegiate studies in public policy, government affairs or related fields. The grant is funded by contributions from companies and individuals.


Eligible students will be enrolled in a mining-related degree program and will have completed at least one year of college coursework.


Graduating high school seniors or students already majoring in public policy, government affairs or related fields in college who are sons or daughters of an aggregates company employee may apply for the scholarship.

Terms of Award:

$2500 to $5000 awards

Please Submit:

To apply, please fill out the form online and include a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor. If you have work experience in the aggregates industry as a summer employee, an intern or through a cooperative work program, please include one or more recommendation letters from your employer(s).

Online Application: