Congratulations TARC’s 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

The Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors awarded $3,000 in scholarships from the TARC Scholarship Fund this summer. Recipients for 2018 are Olivia Szot, Camryn Shanes, and James Moore.

Oliva Szot of Arlington, TN will be attending the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. She is the recipient of the Thomas Herbert Scholarship, also known as the Associate Member’s Scholarship. Oliva plans to earn her doctoral degree Marine Biology and to study the oceans’ ecosystems to help preserve wild life and coral reefs. Aside from her studies, Olivia works part time.

Camryn Shanes of Bon Aqua, TN is awarded one of the two contractor’s scholarships. Camryn is a nursing student at Union University in Jackson. She plans become a nurse practitioner specializing in pediatrics. Camryn has played basketball for East Hickman High School for four years and has been active in several student organizations; including FCCLA, HOSA and the FCS. She also works part time as a cashier for Publix.

James Moore of Chattanooga, TN is the recipient of the second licensed contractor scholarship. James is a student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is majoring in mechanical engineering. He is a football and baseball athlete and has several awards, including Academic Achievement Awards and a Senior Athlete Award. James is a CADNet student at Tennessee Valley Authority and works part time as a roofer for JDH.

Every year the Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors strives to raise money and award deserving students to advance their education across Tennessee. To date, TARC has given $93,000 in scholarships since its inception.

If you would like to learn more about how to contribute to TARC’s Scholarship Fund, email

Updated: August 20, 2018 — 11:18 AM
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