Tecta America has awarded scholarships to children of our employees across the country who have demonstrated superior academic skills. Over the years, this generous program, named in honor of John F. Miller – a Tecta founder and its first Chairman – has awarded scholarships since it was started in 2005.
Applicants are chosen for an award based on their family’s commitment to the student’s continued academic success and perceived potential of the student, including GPA, a personal statement of their aspirations, career and personal goals, extra-curricular achievements, financial need, and recommendations from teachers, coaches and influential adults in their lives.
“I am so proud of Tecta America, a company that supports and honors its employees.”
– John F. Miller, Founding Chairman, Tecta America Corp
About John F. Miller
John F. Miller served as Chief Executive Officer of Western Roofing Service, a Tecta America Company, headquartered in San Francisco for nearly 30 years. Mr. Miller served as President of National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and has served two terms as President of Associated Roofing Contractors of Bay Area Counties, Inc. (ARCBAC), two terms as a member of the Board of Directors for the NRCA; and a term as the NRCA’S Senior Vice President. Mr. Miller played a critical role in forming Tecta America Corp. The Tecta America John F. Miller Scholarship Program has been established in Mr. Miller’s name to help Tecta employees with the expense of higher education for their dependent children and stepchildren.
2019 Scholarship Award Winners:
Carrie Miranda Hobbs
Mayra Ojeda Rodriguez
Akanne Torres Beltran
What Our Recipients Have to Say
The recipients of our scholarships have expressed their appreciation of these awards in thank you letters. Below are just a few of the things they have said.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University with my Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May 2015. As an accounting major, becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) was an academic/career goal I had set for myself. Immediately following graduation I began studying for the four part Uniform CPA Examination. I passed each section of the exam by December 2015.
In January 2016 I began my career as a Tax Staff Accountant with Ernst & Young in Cincinnati, OH. Today I am a licensed CPA and a Senior Tax Accountant within Ernst & Young’s Global Compliance & Reporting practice.
I am thankful for the financial assistance received through the John F. Miller Scholarship Program and the impact it had on both my academic and career goals/achievements.
I attended Arizona State University (ASU) from 2010 through 2015, graduating summa cum laude with my Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a minor in Communications in 2014, and completing my Master of Accountancy degree in 2015. I have been an active CPA licensed in the state of Arizona since 2016.
These achievements would not have been possible without the financial assistance of foundations or programs like the John F. Miller Scholarship Program. Such assistance paved the way for me to pursue my academic and athletic goals without losing sleep over how I was going to pay for my education, or worrying that I might have to give up my athletic dreams so that I could find a job or place more focus on my academic priorities.
I attended Ohio State from 2008 to 2013, first majoring in biochemistry, then evolution and ecology, which is the degree I graduated with. I later became interested in the legal aspects of the pharmaceutical industry after enrolling in a Pharmaceutical Science program the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. I am extremely grateful to Tecta America and it’s generosity in allowing me to use the John F. Miller Scholarship to reduce my college loan amount. I finished with a high GPA (~3.6+) in graduate school and am doing similarly well in law school.
Receiving the John F. Miller scholarship has aided me in my college career. I had the opportunity to travel abroad in Botswana Africa where I worked at a local hospital and lived at the university for a month I was also co-founder of The Purple Gala, and raised money for those affected by the opiod crisis in southeastern, OH. In May of 2018, I graduated from Ohio University’s School of Nursing and that summer I started my first job as a nurse on the Organ Transplant unit at Ohio University. In arly 2019 I transferred to the Medical Surgical Unit at Mercy West Hospital. I am incredibly thankful to Tecta America in helping me get here.
I attended undergrad at Loyola University in Chicago and studied Biology with a minor in French. After college, I moved to Kansas City, Missouri for Medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. While in medical school, I also completed my MA in Bioethics. I met my husband during my first year of medical school. When it came time for residency we entered the couples match and were lucky to match into the OBGYN and ER programs at Wellspan York Hospital.
Upon completion of my Residency Program, my husband and I have accepted positions at a primary healthcare provider in Springfield Missouri.
I graduated from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I signed on with the New York Army National Guard in my senior year and completed an Associates Degree in the Intelligence Analyst field through the United States Army. I have been working in the counterdrug field as a contractor for the NYANG for the NYC District Attorney’s office in Manhatten.
I am a 2016 Alumni of Catawba College, and a new Graduate from Barry University with my Master’s in Occupational Therapy as May of 2019.
Tecta America and the John F. Miller Scholarship Program helped me get to where I am today, without a doubt. As I begin my dream job as a professional Occupational Therapist, I have many people and foundations to thank, Tecta America being one of them. I am truly thankful for scholarship programs like this because it gives someone like myself, the child of an employee of Tecta America, the opportunity to follow their dreams while making the financial burden of college a little easier every semester.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management in 2009. Since then I have had a variety of different roles across the manufacturing industry. My first role was as a Quality Engineer with a diversified metal fabrication company based out a MN named BTD. I am currently employed by 3M and am based in Aberdeen, SD. I have had roles in Supply Chain/Logistics Analyst, Business Transformation forecasting and scheduling site lead, and currently my role is an Engineering role within the plants Environmental, Health and Safety group.
I attended New College in Florida and received a degree in chemistry. I applied for my masters degree in computer science at New York University and finished in 2018. I work at E-Trade as a software engineer and am very happy with my decision to change my career path.
Thank you for allowing me to apply and renew the scholarship during those 4 years. I really appreciate it, as it greatly helped me to get through undergrad debt-free, which seems to be rare nowadays. I feel like that is an accomplishment in and of itself!