It's been a long school year but it's finally coming to an end, and young people are preparing to start their big bright future. As a parent of a college student, I can say in complete transparency that college is expensive, and I'm super thankful that my son was able to attend college on scholarship.

With that being said, parents, I encourage you to help your young people get all the information they can about how to apply and get scholarships, even if doesn't cover the ENTIRE cost, because every dollar helps. That's why I'm so happy to let you know that my friends at Stonewater Roofing are offering two $1,000 scholarships to help East Texas students continue their education and dreams.

Melz and his son

Here's what you need to know:

  • Open to high school students graduating in May 2021
  • Submission deadline is May 23
  • Open to those pursuing a trade program, certification program, junior college or university
  • You need to make a short video discussing what you plan to do after graduation, your inspiration for choosing that path and what this scholarship would mean to you.

I'm so thankful that we have companies like Stonewater Roofing who are willing to invest in our youth and our community. With more than 10 years in business, Stonewater Roofing is locally owned and operated and focused on the best outcome for the homeowner, not profits.

Keep Stonewater Roofing in mind as storms and poor weather push heavy rain, hail and wind through our area. They offer free damage assessments to help you catch small problems before they become big ones. Learn more about this company and their services at And get your kids working on those scholarship applications!