The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced its nominees for its Education & Research Foundation 2017 Legacy scholarships.

The Education & Research Foundation Legacy scholarships were established to recognize those individuals who made significant contributions to the wood flooring industry. Each scholarship requires a $5,000 total contribution to fund a scholarship in the nominee’s name. To date, a $2,000 contribution has been received from TLC Custom Designs.

Roland Holder, founder of Gentry & Holder Floors, was a 59-year industry veteran. He was regarded as one of the most influential instructors in the early years of NOFMA. Holder was inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame in 1994.

Eugen Lägler, a German machinist, founded Lägler Co. He engineered a belt sander for use on the job site. He was inducted into the NWFA Hall of Fame in 2008.

David Lynn, Jr. served as president and CEO of Cherokee Wholesalers, a 40-year-old, family-run distribution company in Alexandria, Va. He worked with several manufacturing partners to convince them of the benefits of wholesale distribution.

NWFA has awarded $6,250 in scholarships so far this year for students attending NWFA hands-on training. One scholarship per training event is awarded, with priority given to NWFA members. Financial need is not a requirement for these scholarships.

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