This fund was established by, and is supported by, the Board of Directors of the Parkersburg-Marietta Contractors Association (PMCA). The fund honors Rose Stemple for her 31 years of dedication to the advancement of the construction industry by helping to fund education for young people who want to learn a trade and work in that trade.

PMCA was established in 1965 for the purpose of promoting the general welfare of its members and the construction industry by establishing sound relations between labor and management while meeting the needs of construction users (owners). Rose Stemple was hired by PMCA in 1977 and served as its Executive Director from the mid-1980s until she retired in 2008.

The scholarship is open to residents of Jackson, Ritchie, Pleasants, Wirt and Wood County in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio, who demonstrate that they are actively engaged in the pursuit of study or training involving the following occupational trades or fields: carpentry, millwright work, sheet metal work, welding, electrical work, brick laying, cement mason work, metal trades, insulation work, pipefitting, roofing, heavy equipment operations, plumbing, painting, building construction, operating engineer, or laborer.