SOPREMA® Launches 2021-2022 Scholarship Applications

11-25-2020 | Media

WADSWORTH, Ohio (Nov. 25, 2020) — Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field at an accredited four-year college or university can now submit their applications for the annual SOPREMA scholarship program. Four $5,000 awards are available for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Established in 2016, SOPREMA introduced its scholarship program to invest in the continued success and growth of the building envelope industry with a commitment to sustaining its next generation.

William Welch, a 2020 recipient of the SOPREMA scholarship, said winning “it has helped to calm many very real concerns I had about financially making it through this tumultuous time.”

He added, “As a non-traditional student, I have no one to turn to for support with my tuition and my education. I’m very grateful that SOPREMA was there to help me, and I have best wishes for whoever is lucky enough to win in the coming year!”


Applicants to the SOPREMA Scholarship Program must be:

  • High school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field.*
    *Similar field must apply to those seeking a career related to the building envelope (i.e. roofing, wall systems, below-grade waterproofing, etc.). Exceptions will be approved by SOPREMA.
  • Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2021-2022 academic year.
  • SOPREMA employees and their family members are ineligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. SOPREMA will award up to four (4) scholarships nationwide. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


Scholarship recipients are selected based on:

  • academic record.
  • demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities honors.
  • work experience.
  • an essay.
  • an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered. The selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America, not SOPREMA.


Applicants are notified of their awards in mid-May. Not all applicants to the program are selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.


Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of SOPREMA. Payments are made in one installment in early August.


To apply, visit Submit applications by March 30, 2021, for the 2021-2022 academic year.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Scholarship America at

SOPREMA is dedicated to the success of the building envelope industry by investing in the next generation. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

SOPREMA offers a vast array of roofing solutions allowing for choice and peace of mind in design and application. From the proven, redundant, durable protection of SBS-modified bitumen, to the multifunctional problem-solving features of highly flexible PMMA/PMA liquid applied systems, to the aesthetic and functional options of single-ply PVC, SOPREMA has the time-tested solution. SOPREMA has been expertly investing in the roofing industry for over 100 years.