The Garland Company, Inc. (Garland), an employee-owned, full-service roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider based in Cleveland, Ohio, announced that Lily Hebert is the recipient of the 2023 Garland Scholarship. Hebert, daughter of Garland employee-owner Jay Hebert, recently graduated from North Ridgeville High School in North Ridgeville, Ohio, and will begin her studies at Fordham University in New York City, majoring in biology and pre-med.

The Garland Sponsorship was created in 2020 to honor the company’s 125th Anniversary. The scholarship amount increases annually to coincide with the number of years Garland has been in business. This year’s scholarship amount was $12,800 for Garland’s 128 years of operation. Children of Garland employee-owners attending an accredited college or university are encouraged to apply. To ensure a fair selection, applications are submitted with names redacted, and evaluated by a committee from an outside third party. 

Dave Sokol, President of Garland Industries, said, “As a 100% employee-owned company, we look for opportunities to invest in our people, and that includes their families. The dedication and drive we saw from all the young people who applied for this year’s scholarship was inspiring. We have no doubt each of them will go on to have a tremendous impact on their communities and fields of study. We congratulate the Hebert family on Lily’s achievement to stand out among such a superlative group.”