Posted February 19, 2020

Mortar Net Solutions expands masonry scholarship program

Mortar Net Solutions will award 20 financial need-based scholarships and more than $1,000 in tools to masonry students in 2020.

Left to Right: Center of Applied Technology North instructor, Curtis Hoover, scholarship recipient, Sean Hick, and principal Dan Schaffhauser.

Mortar Net Solutions, a leading supplier of moisture management solutions for masonry walls, will continue the success of its 2019 Masonry Scholarship Program by extending the program to 20 masonry students in 2020.

The national program is intended to give interested individuals an opportunity to enroll in a masonry apprentice training program at the early stages of their career and is open to non-union facilities for qualifying individuals. In addition to the scholarships, the recipients will each receive tool bags to help them as they work through their education and apprenticeships. These tool bags will be equipped with more than $1,000 worth of tools, courtesy of Bon Tool, Kapro Tools and Mortar Net Solutions.

“For us at Mortar Net Solutions, masonry is something that is in our blood and something we care about deeply,” said Steven Fechino, Engineering and Construction Manager at Mortar Net Solutions. “Therefore, we are proud to have the opportunity to provide aid and the essential tools to those who will one day be the future of our industry.”

The scholarships will be awarded at the annual National Masonry Instructors Association (NMIA) Annual Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on July 7, 2020. Student selection will be made by instructors and sponsors of the scholarship. Instructors interested in nominating students must be a NMIA member. The entry form for the Masonry Scholarship Program can be found here.

About the National Masonry Instructors Association

The National Masonry Instructors Association’s mission is to develop collaborative partnerships with the education community, business and industry to create awareness of the professionalism of the masonry occupation by promoting quality masonry programs and keeping members informed of innovative trends and changing technology.

About Mortar Net Solutions

Mortar Net Solutions develops, distributes and supports innovative moisture management solutions for masonry construction. It was founded in 1992 with the invention of its flagship product, MortarNet™, a mortar dropping collection device developed to prevent water damage to masonry cavity walls. Other proprietary solutions for masonry construction include TotalFlash®, BlockFlash™, BlockNet®, HouseNet™, CompleteFlash®, WallNet™, WeepVent™, CellVent™, LathNet™ and DriPlane™. Mortar Net Solutions is a partner in CavityComplete™ Wall Systems, the only tested, code-compliant and warrantied wall systems for masonry cavity walls using completely compatible components. For more information, visit