Construction Scholarships

In a construction management degree program you'll learn about all aspects of the building trade. You'll learn how to be a leader both on and off the construction site. If you're thinking of a career in construction, you may want to take a closer look at this major to make the most of your career and advancement opportunities. Continue reading below to find out more about this major and about construction management scholarships 

Core courses commonly found in this major include construction materials, structural methods, site logistics, safety management, labor relations, project scheduling, construction estimating and blueprint reading. Most programs are designed to impart skills and knowledge in two key areas: construction and management. Human resource skills and awareness are also stressed.

The bulk of these programs combine theoretical and practical knowledge. You'll receive instruction in traditional lecture-based classes and you'll also have practical courses with hands-on study. Most programs feature a construction internship as a degree requirement. Here you'll work in a junior supervisory capacity (under direct supervision) while receiving course credit.

Depending upon where you want to go to school, you should have access to the study of construction management at both the associate and the bachelor's degree level. The difference between the two programs will be the amount of liberal arts and humanities courses  you will be required to take.

Bachelor degree electives such as English, creative writing or the social sciences may seem abstract, or even abstruse, to the study of construction. However, the best manager is often the person with the widest understanding and the broadest base of knowledge. Choose your program and your level o study carefully.

The career outlook for graduates of construction management degree programs is surprisingly strong. Despite the nations most recent economic downturn, construction mangers are expected to experience better than average job growth over the coming decade. Job and advancement opportunities should be strongest for those with a bachelor's degree and a significant level of construction experience.

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William Fenton Scholarship

- You must be a child, grandchild, sister, niece or nephew of a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local #157. Such family members shall include step-relatives. - You are pursuing a degree in a construction or engineering-related field.

John and Betty Becker Vocational/Technical Scholarship

John and Betty Becker are interested in assisting students that hope to improve their career path by attaining a certificate or degree in computer information systems architecture engineering and construction technology manufacturing technology engineering or engineering technology. They desire to provide an opportunity to individuals who are highly motivated to gain an education that will provide rewarding employment opportunities. 1. Applicant must attend the Larimer County Campus 2. Applicants must plan to pursue a certificate or degree program in one of the vocational, occupational or technical programs 3.Applicants must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more 4. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA 5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, in essay, letters of recommendation, and FAFSA score

Jere W. Thompson, Jr. Scholarship

Background: Established by the North Texas Tollway Authority and a group of North Texas businesses to provide scholarships to disadvantaged students in civil engineering programs at universities in Texas. Any recipient of the Thompson Scholarship will be given an opportunity for a paid internship in the Dallas area with one of the scholarship’s sponsors during the summer between the student’s junior and senior years. Work offered during the internship will be relevant to the student’s course of study. Amount: Up to $2,000 per semester, beginning in the winner’s junior year. Maximum award is $8,000 over four semesters. Funds may be used for: Tuition, fees, and books. Geographic limitations: None, although special consideration may be given to applicants residing in counties in the service area of the North Texas Tollway Authority: Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties, Texas. Eligibility: At the time of the original application, the student must be a sophomore enrolled full-time pursuing a B. S. in civil engineering or construction engineering at a public or private college or university in Texas, and must be able to demonstrate financial need Renewals: Scholarship may be renewed for three additional semesters after initial award if the student remains a full-time student, maintains a 2.5 GPA while enrolled under the scholarship, and submits a grade report within 45 days after the end of each semester.

NAWIC Chapter #96 Scholarship-Construction

Description:Established to provide financial assistance to students in Delaware who are interested in preparing for a career in construction. Eligibility:This program is open to Delaware residents who are interested in working full time on an associate or bachelor’s degree in a construction-related program, including engineering. Applicants may be high school seniors, high school graduates, or currently-enrolled college students. Selection is based on grade point average, interest in construction, extracurricular activities, employment experience, academic advisor evaluation, and financial need.

Wayne E. Russell Memorial Scholarship

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. Enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.

Toyota/UNCF Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $7,500Classifications: Undergraduate FreshmanMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Engineering, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, Education, Marketing, Communications, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Political Science, English, Business-Related, Architecture, History, Psychology, Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Business Sales , Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems, Construction EngineeringEligible Schools: Bethune-Cookman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Tuskegee University, Xavier UniversityEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:Toyota is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders within the automobile industry. Toyota has partnered with UNCF to provide scholarship opportunities to students at the targeted institutions. The selected recipients will receive a scholarship in the amount of $7,500. The additional majors include Biomedical Engineering, International Business, Manufacturing Engineering and Network Administration and Public Administration.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Paul-Wertenberger Construction Scholarship

Recipient must be enrolled in the Department of Technology Studies in the College of Education and Technology.

AACE International Competitive Scholarships

AACE International is dedicated to advancing the study of cost engineering, and cost management through the integrative process of total cost management. To promote this objective, AACE awards academic scholarships to full-time students pursuing a related degree in engineering, construction management, building construction, computer sciences, business, quantity surveying, information technology, etc. The cost engineering profession uses the process of total cost management to identify and define those areas of business in which the discipline of cost engineering and cost management principles may be applied to plan and control resources, assets, costs, profitability, and risk. The major elements of the cost engineering discipline include estimating, project/product controls, planning and scheduling, business sciences, and project/product management.Scholarship Descriptions:AACE International scholarships are available in amounts ranging from $2000 to $8000. Specific awards will be determined based on your overall scholarship and collegiate accomplishments.Eligibility:Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time students who are enrolled in a program related to cost engineering/cost management. These programs include: * Agricultural Engineering * Architectural Engineering * Building Construction * Business Administration * Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Industrial Engineering * Manufacturing Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Mining Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Quantity SurveyingApplicants in their final undergraduate year must have been accepted to attend a full-time graduate program in the next academic year to qualify for a scholarship.

Little Traverse Association of Home Builders Building Industry Career Scholarship

This scholarship is being offered by the Little Traverse Association of Home Builders through the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation to benefit graduating seniors residing in Charlevoix or Emmet Counties, and adults seeking to upgrade skills or pursue a career change in the building industry field. Primary consideration will be given to experience in the building trades. Up to two, nonrenewable awards are available. Criteria: This scholarship is administered through the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Contact David Jones, Program Officer, at 231/348-5820 for an application.

NAWIC Chapter #164 Scholarship Award

Description:For students currently enrolled that have at least one semester remaining in a course of study leading to a degree in a construction-related program. Post graduates are not eligible. Eligibility:Come to the Financial Aid office to pick up an application.

Associated Builders and Contractors Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in civil engineering or construction engineering. 2. Must be a current member in an ABC student chapter program or employed by an ABC member firm. 3. Must be an undergraduate student. 4. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form or view the attachment.

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