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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.

Committee 30 - Ties 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.

Fox River Valley Contractors Association Scholarship

Special Qualifications: • Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management. • Applicant must plan to attend Marquette Univ, MSOE, UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee, or UW-Stout.Requirements:# Transcripts# ACT or SAT# ReferencesOther Requirements: • This scholarship is available to students in Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca and Waushara Counties.Renewable: YesRenewal Criteria: GPA of 2.5+

Lee S. Evans Scholarship

Lee S. Evans and his wife, Virginia, established the Lee S. Evans/National Housing Endowment Scholarship in 1990. Evans, an educator and consultant, has taught thousands of builders how to better manage their businesses. The Evans' endowed gift, along with the generous contributions of many of Mr. Evan's friends, colleagues and former students, created the scholarship fund to assist in addressing the pressing need for educating and training construction managers in the residential building industry. The Evan's vision to establish a permanent source of scholarship funding to assist promising students entering the field of residential construction management has helped students nationwide achieve their career goals.

The Medallion Fund Scholarship Program

The Medallion Fund was created by a group of area businessmen who recognize that a skilled workforce is critical for expanding economic development. The goal of the fund is to assist individuals who are interested attending accredited vocational or technical programs for the purpose of improving their workforce skills, especially in areas of need in the state of New Hampshire. When to apply: There is no deadline. Applications are accepted at any time during the year. The selection committee meets monthly to consider awards. Who should apply? New Hampshire residents of any age who are enrolling in any accredited vocational or technical program that does NOT lead to a four-year baccalaureate or advanced degree. For example, a candidate might be planning to attend a community college, vocational/technical school, trade school, apprenticeship, or other short-term training program such as automotive technology, tractor-trailer school, HVAC certification, or nursing assistant certification. Selection criteria Because Medallion Fund resources are limited, the selection committee gives preference to the following: Applicants whose fields are in the traditional manufacturing trade sector such as plumbing, electrical, construction, machining, etc. Applicants who have a clear vision for how their education will help them achieve or improve their employment goals. Applicants who have had little or no other educational or training opportunities. Applicants who have made a commitment to their educational program both financially and otherwise. Award decisions If you receive an award, you can expect the award to be sent to you within two weeks of the committee’s action.

StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes

The StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes Scholarship Program offers five $1500 scholarships aimed at students seeking academic degrees in various areas of study related to disaster mitigation. The scholarship program is a higher education extension of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, a popular interactive severe weather experience at INNOVENTIONS at EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Paul-Wertenberger Construction Scholarship

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

NAWIC Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be enrolled in a construction-related degree program. 2. Must be enrolled full-time. 3. Must be an undergraduate student. 4. Must have minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.nawic.org/nfsf.htm for more information and an application form.

NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation

Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well, please contact the National Office to find a chapter near you. 800-552-3506. For questions on eligibility please see below or email us at nawic@nawic.org. Applications must be postmarked by February 28th of each year to qualify for competition. PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship winners will be contacted by the NFSF committee. If you are an applicant, please do not call the national office to check on scholarship status. Undergraduate Scholarship Eligibility: Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United Sates and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors are not eligible. Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field. Applicant must be enrolled full-time. Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.

Staab Construction Scholarship

Established by Staab Construction CorporationEligibility: A graduating senior of a high school within the geographic service area of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation or within 30 miles of Marshfield who intends to major in a construction related field in any university or technical college.Application: Available from the Marshfield Area CommunityFoundation.

John T. Riordan Professional Education Scholarship

This scholarship allows the recipient to choose his or her curriculum of choice from the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development. Areas of concentration include Management, Marketing and Leasing at a technical level or at a strategic level and Development, Design and Construction at a technical level.The Scholarship covers enrollment fees, textbooks, workbooks, airfare and hotel accommodations. Two scholarships will be awarded to a non-U.S. based professional to attend an ICSC school outside of the U.S. This scholarship includes attendance at an award ceremony, should there be one. All schools and air fare must be approved by the ICSC Foundation in advance.This scholarship may not be applied towards previous attendance at a John T. Riordan school.Who Should Apply?An applicant may be new to retail real estate and looking to expand his or her knowledge of management, marketing, leasing or development, design and construction. An applicant may also be an individual changing their area of interest in the industry.Individuals studying for their Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS), Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), Certified Marketing Director (CMD) or the Certified Development, Design & Construction Professional (CDP) designations receive credit for work experience after completion of certain courses.EligibilityThe Scholarship Committee of the ICSC Foundation will consider an applicant who: * is a member of ICSC and is employed by a member company in good standing; * is actively employed in the retail real estate industry for a minimum of one year or is a recent graduate of a college or university with an emphasis in real estate; * completes an online scholarship application, and * submits 2 letters of recommendation.

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