The Davis Memorial Foundation, now in its 23rd year of supporting higher education, was established in memory of Larry and Mary Davis. Davis was an integral part of the roofing industry for many years serving on several roofing industry association boards, which included the Roofing Contractors Association of California and the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA). The Davises perished in a 1995 airplane accident near their home in Modesto, California, while returning from a WSRCA Board of Directors meeting. This Davis Memorial Foundation was established to honor their support for industry education.

The Davis Memorial Foundation awards scholarships each year to individuals who want to further their education. This year, based on the generous support of WSRCA members, the Davis Memorial Foundation is now offering scholarships at $5,000 each for 2020. All students are encouraged to apply.

Awards are based on academic and personal achievements, financial need, and other factors, as deemed appropriate by the Davis Memorial Foundation’s trustees. Completed applications are due to the WSRCA office postmarked no later than April 10, 2020. All candidates must be one of the following: high school students, undergraduate, or graduate students; technical or vocational trade school students; provisionally accepted as students into undergraduate or graduate degree programs for the coming academic year by accredited colleges, universities, or vocational educational programs.