A.E. Robert Friedman Scholarship

For 30 years PDCA has been able to award scholarships to deserving students because of the A. E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund. The A.E. Robert Friedman-PDCA Scholarship Fund was formed in 1978 to honor Bob Friedman on the occasion of his fortieth anniversary as legal counsel for the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. He served in that capacity until 1981.

A.E. Robert Friedman served as legal counsel for PDCA for many years and was a strong supporter of education. At the time of his passing, a request was made by his family to establish an on-going scholarship program in his honor. Since that time, over $310,000 has been contributed to the Fund, primarily by PDCA members' individual donations. 

Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Recipients!

  • Ellen Elizabeth Corcoran, Rocky River, OH
  • Ryan Georgetti, Dallas, PA
  • Madison N. Payne, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Grace Parrish Ratliff, Mount Holly, NC
  • Benjamin Aaron Schroeder, Cottage Grove, MN
  • Benjamin Connor Spear, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Joel West, Ashland, VA

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