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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.

MAPCCS Scholarships

Since 1983, MAPCCS members have granted in excess of $3,000,000 in scholarship assistance to high school seniors interested in attending private colleges and career schools. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon their scholastic achievements, community involvement, extra curricular participation and recommendations from teachers, counselors or administrators. Applications are available through high school guidance offices, the MAPCCS office or the admissions/financial aid office of each participating member institution. Check the website for list of participating schools.

Frank and Wilma Craft Scholarship

Preference to juniors or seniors majoring in Technology Studies with an emphasis in woodworking, drafting, or construction; or History with an emphasis in Education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their major field of study with a minimum 3.3 GPA overall, demonstrate financial need and show promise of post-graduate work.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the STEM Majors Application

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.

The Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

Established in 1999, the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides post-high school financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job. Purpose: The American Road & Transportation Builders Association- Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program” provides financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty pursue post-high school education. Scholarships are awarded annually. Eligibility: Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers who die or have become permanently disabled in roadway work zone accidents. The applicant’s parent must have been employed by a transportation construction firm or a transportation public agency at the time of his or her death or disabling injury. Educational Institution Requirements: The applicant must use the scholarship award to attend a post secondary institution of learning that requires a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.) for admission. This could include any public or private: (a) four-year accredited college or university; (b) two-year accredited college; or (c) vocational technical college or training institution. M.B.A. candidates and master’s degree students in civil engineering, construction management and other construction-related programs will also be considered. Amount of Scholarship More than $100,000 in financial aid has been awarded to worthy students from around the country since inception of the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship fund. The scholarships, which are competitive, have a value of up to $5,000. Application Criteria and Supporting Materials: All applications must be submitted online and include the following information: Applications that do not provide all of the following information will not be considered. 1. A completed and signed online application form. 2. An official copy of the applicant’s transcript and grade report from the school currently attended or most recently attended. A minimum, cumulative academic performance of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for consideration. 3. At least two letters of recommendation from teachers in support of the candidate’s application. Additional letters from a school administrator, counselor, clergy, work or military supervisor, who can address the qualifications and academic aptitude of the applicant, may also be submitted in support of the candidate, although they are not necessary for consideration. Do not send letters of recommendation from immediate family members, close family friends, blood relatives, or relatives by marriage. 4. Proof of parent’s death in line of duty. (This may be a newspaper clipping with a date the article appeared, a letter from the deceased parent’s former employer, etc.) 5. If parent is permanently incapacitated, submit appropriate documentation, including, but not limited to, a physician certification form stating that the injury was directly related to on-duty job-site injury or documentation from the Social Security Administration disability insurance program. It must show that the disability was work-related, along with a statement of injury from the employer. 6. Proof of guardianship if not living with surviving parent. 7. A typewritten statement, no longer than 200 words, prepared by the applicant that explains his/her reasons for wanting to continue his/her education. For previous scholarship recipients, please provide a reflection on how the scholarship has affected you and your family, and your future educational goals. The personal statement must be updated every application year. 8. A recent high resolution photo of the applicant. Electronic photos are preferred. Files must be 300 dpi or higher and in full-color JPEG, TIFF, or PDF format of less than 10MB. Files can be e-mailed to kwilliams@artba.org. Hard copy photographs are also acceptable, but will not be returned. 9. A completed and signed “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) forms for the current year. The FAFSA can be obtained at school guidance offices or via the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. 10. Applicant must provide a copy of his/her most current year’s federal tax return and a copy of parent’s most current year federal tax return. 11. A copy of the acceptance letter from the college, university, technical school, etc. where the applicant plans to attend. 12. A statement providing the approximate cost of annual tuition and room and board to attend school where scholarship will be applied. Disclosure By applying for the ARTBA-TDF “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship” and providing copies of a personal statement and photograph, the applicant thereby grants permission for ARTBA-TDF to use the statement and photographs for scholarship-related publicity and promotional purposes.

Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship Program

The Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship Program plans to award 20 scholarships during the school year to students enrolling in eligible post-secondary technical programs. These scholarships are awarded at the rate of $250 per semester to a maximum of $500 per school year and until completion of the program or the fourth year. Arkansas residents who are United States citizens, plan to enroll or are enrolled full time in an approved technical program, demonstrate leadership capabilities, and meet certain academic criteria are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who are graduating high school seniors. Applicants will be considered if they possess the following academic qualifications: A minimum high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on seven semesters A minimum ACT composite score of 19 (or at least 730 on the SAT combined verbal and math if the ACT score is not available) or be ranked in the upper ten percent of their high school graduating class. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is July 1, 2014. (Applications received after this deadline might be considered if scholarship funds are/become available after the fall semester.) The scholarship may be continued a second semester and renewed annually if the recipient is a full-time student in good standing and has achieved a 3.0 grade point average during the previous semester of the scholarship.

James L. Allhands Essay Competition

Any full-time student who has attained senior-level standing in an four-year ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) university construction or construction-oriented civil engineering program is eligible to compete for the Allhands Award. Class status and full-time registration of contestant must be verified in a letter from a faculty sponsor of the student's major department.

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.

Alfred Chisholm/BASF Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Open Minimum GPA: 2.7 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Accounting, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Law, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Pulp and Paper Engineering, Systems Engineering, Construction Engineering Eligible Schools: HBCU Schools Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This scholarship was created in 1997 in memory of Alfred Chisholm, a leader in his community. With the support of the BASF African-American Employees Group (AAEG), one deserving student will receive $5,000 toward college assistance. Candidates must also have a relative employed with BASF.

Committee 15 - Steel Structures Professor Wallace Sanders Scholarship

General criteria applies for an engineering student in the field of structural engineering pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. 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.

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