Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Winners!


Julia Bednarz of Saddle Brook, NJ

College of New Jersey


Avary Henkin of Rocky Point, NY

Suffolk Community College


Madison Jursca 
of Dumont, NJ

University of Miami

5th Annual ICA Scholarship

ICA Scholarship Fund

Sponsored by the Insulation Contractors Association of New York

510 Broadhollow Road, Suite 305A

Melville, NY 11747

Stay tuned for the 2024 ICA Scholarship Fund application deadlines!

2023 Application and Rules

The Scholarship Fund

In 2020, the Insulation Contractors Association of NYC (“ICA”) created a college/university/trade school scholarship fund to enhance educational opportunities of the children and grandchildren of members of International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local No. 12 (“Local 12”). The fund was named the ICA Scholarship Fund (the “Scholarship Fund” or the “Fund”).

Each year, the Fund will present a scholarship award to as many as three (3) worthy college/university/trade school students who are the children or grandchildren of members of Local 12. The Scholarship Fund is administered by the Scholarship Committee (the “Committee”).

The Scholarship Awards

There will be three (3) scholarship awards in the amount of $5,000 each. Recipients of the awards may attend any accredited two or four-year college, university, or approved trade school.

The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is June 9, 2023. The Committee will evaluate applications between June 10, 2023 and June 24, 2023. following criteria shall be utilized in making each award: academic achievements/awards, leadership/work experience, the application essay, letters of recommendation, personal interviews, and overall character. 

In the event that the Committee is presented with several well-deserving applicants, it may request to meet with those applicants for a personal interview. The Committee shall announce its selection of scholarship winners on or about June 30, 2023.


To be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants must (1) have already enrolled in a college, university or trade school; (2) be in good standing at their college, university, or trade school; (3) have maintained a scholastic average of at least a C (or its equivalent) for the previous year of academic course of study preceding the date of application; and (4) be the child or grandchild (whether adopted or natural) of a Local 12 member who has been a member in good standing of Local 12 for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the application date.

The Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee shall consist of 3 representatives from member companies of the ICA, with two alternates. Each member of the Selection Committee shall be granted one vote towards the selection process.  

Upon determining the award winner(s), the Committee shall notify the ICA Board of Directors of its decision. The Chairman of the Committee shall then notify the award winner(s) of their award.

The Committee and the ICA Board of Directors each retain the right to reject any and all award applicants. The Committee also retains the right to annually determine the number of scholarships that shall be awarded.

Payment of Scholarship Awards

Each scholarship award will become effective when the student is enrolled in the college, university, or trade school to which he or she has been admitted. Upon completion of a signed letter from the applicant stating that the award will be used for tuition in the upcoming academic school year, and presentation to the Fund of proof of enrollment, awards shall be paid directly to scholarship recipients.  

With respect to the Scholarship Award, if the scholarship recipient’s parent does not remain in the employ of Local 12 through which the scholarship award was originally received, the Committee shall have the discretion to continue or discontinue the scholarship recipient’s award.

Application Procedure

Application packets must be emailed to the Insulation Contractors Association of New York City at no later than June 9, 2023.

Each application packet MUST contain the following:


  • A letter of application from the applicant addressed to the Scholarship Committee;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (preferably on official letterhead), signed and in writing attesting to the applicant’s scholastic ability, character, and worthiness to receive an award from the Fund (this requirement is waived for applicants who previously submitted two (2) letters of recommendation to the Scholarship Committee in the previous 12 months;
  • Transcript of scholastic record for the preceding academic year;
  • An essay, not to exceed 500 words, discussing any topic that will enhance an assessment of your application, including the reason(s) for which you seek this scholarship, your interest in pursuing a career of your choice, and/or any special life circumstances. Essays that have been previously submitted will not be considered;
  • Completed Application Form attached hereto; and
  • List of accomplishments, activities, leadership positions, and awards.

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