NSI announces scholarship recipients

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scholarshipLas Vegas—The Natural Stone Institute has announced the recipients of the 2021 Natural Stone Scholarship and Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship. Recipients will be celebrated during the association’s award ceremony here at StonExpo/Marmomac at TISE this February.

Noe Cortez, customer solutions manager for Quality Marble & Granite in Ontario, Calif., is the recipient of the 2021 Natural Stone Scholarship. The Natural Stone Scholarship provides a trip to TISE.

“I’m really looking forward to attending TISE and getting a more in-depth understanding of our industry and all it has to offer,” Cortez said. “I’m humbled by the recognition and look forward to receiving the opportunity.”

scholarshipAndrea (Andi) Carlson Claus, senior account representative at Mont Surfaces in Grand Rapids, Mich., has received a 2021 Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship. The Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship provides a trip to one of three major industry events: TISE, Coverings or a Natural Stone Institute study tour. According to the company, the recipient is given the opportunity to shadow industry professionals within different sectors of the stone industry and explore her potential for leadership and her commitment to a career in the stone industry.

“I am so excited for the opportunity to not only attend TISE, but for the connections that I will make, mentors I will meet and education that I will gain because of the Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship,” Carlson Claus said. “I hope to leave Las Vegas as a more inspired and well-rounded version of myself with new lifelong friendships.”

scholarshipKristin Cannon, project coordinator for Continental Cut Stone in Florence, Texas, has received a 2021 Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship and will attend the Natural Stone Institute’s Bluestone Study Tour in September.

“I love that this scholarship will give me the opportunity to meet other people in the industry and grow my knowledge of the stone industry as a whole,” Cannon said. “I can’t wait to see what I can learn thanks to this scholarship and I am so grateful that programs like this exist to help women in the industry grow and succeed.”

Industry members are invited to attend the Natural Stone Institute’s annual awards ceremony at TISE on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in South Seas F at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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