The Associated General Contractors of America’s Education and Research Foundation is accepting applications for a variety of undergraduate and graduate scholarships and awards until Nov. 15. The foundation plans to award an estimated 100 scholarships early next year to students majoring in construction or civil engineering.
“The idea is to make it as easy as possible for hard-working, motivated students to pursue careers in construction,” said Foundation President Thomas Burleson, owner of Burleson Construction of Johnson City, Tenn. “Making sure the future of our industry is in good hands is well worth the investment.”
College sophomores and juniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, four- or five-year construction or civil engineering program are eligible to apply for the foundation’s undergraduate scholarships. The renewable scholarships are worth $2,500 per year for each year of undergraduate study, up to a maximum of $7,500, foundation officials added. All scholarship applications must be submitted online by Nov. 15.
In addition, college seniors enrolled in an undergraduate construction or civil engineering degree program can apply for graduate scholarships worth $7,500 each. The graduate scholarships are only available to students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a full-time graduate-level construction or civil engineering degree program. All scholarship applications must be submitted online by Nov. 15.
Seniors in construction and civil engineering programs can submit essays for the 2011 James L. Allhands Essay Contest. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and an expense-paid trip to the 2011 AGC Convention in Las Vegas. The first place faculty sponsor will receive $500 and an expense-paid trip to the AGC Convention. The second place winner will receive $500, and the third place winner will receive $300.
Construction and civil engineering teachers can apply for the 2011 Outstanding Educator Award, designed to recognize the accomplishments of full-time teaching faculty in construction education. The 2011 recipient will receive $10,000 ($5,000 cash and two $2,500 scholarship awards of the recipient’s choice) and an expense-paid trip to the 2011 AGC Convention where the award will be presented.
Foundation officials said that all award applications are available at www.agcfoundation.org and must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2010, in order to be considered.