JACKSON, MS -- The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2017 "Tom Ade" Ceramic Tile Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship is available to children or grandchildren of NTCA contractor members or their employees who are currently in good standing with the association. The scholarship will be presented at Coverings 2017 in Orlando, FL, on April 6.

Tom Ade is a former NTCA regional director and a previous recipient of the NTCA's Ring of Honor and Tile Person of the Year Awards. Through his generosity and support of training and education, funds have been earmarked to launch this scholarship. NTCA awarded a total of $7,500 in scholarship money in 2016, and hopes to increase this total in 2017.

Applications may be submitted online at http://www.tile-assn.com/?page=TomAdeScholarship and will be accepted until March 1, 2017.