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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.

Bechtel Undergraduate Fellowship Award

The Bechtel Undergraduate Fellowship Award is financial support program that encourages and recognizes high academic achievement of students interested in pursuing a corporate career in a construction-related engineering discipline. The award is accompanied by internship and mentoring opportunities. Two students are selected in their junior year. The recipients are awarded $2,500 each for up to two years. The minimum grade point average required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

National Association of Home Builders Scholarship Foundation

Description:Financial assistance offered to students through the National Association of Home Builders. Eligibility:Open to students who are majoring in building sciences. Application and information only available through local Builders Association.

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is open to undergraduate students from accredited universities across the United States. Students must be enrolled full-time for the academic term (January-May) in which the competition takes place. Projects may be undertaken individually or in a group of no more than 3 students under the supervision of an Advising Professor. If in a group, students must be enrolled at the same university and are encouraged to invite team members from other schools or departments within their institution. At least one student in the group must be pursuing a degree in Engineering (all areas), Architecture, Building and Construction Management, or Chemistry. The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is designed to promote innovative ideas that embody an entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for technically exceptional work that push boundaries and demonstrate the holistic application of sustainability principles.

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.

LocalCenters Building Trades Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Monterey Trail High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * EGUSD Senior attending school in City of Elk GroveMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5Financial Need: YesPost Secondary Type of School: Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying: Pursuing career in Construction ManagementAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentAdditional Qualifications:Applicant must be a minority (ethnic or female) with the ability to overcome adversities and set goals. His/her post-secondary program should lead to a two-year degree or certification in construction management. Finalists may be interviewed by representatives of this scholarship's sponsor.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required - 2

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.

Design Nine, Inc. Railroad Engineering 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.

Associated General Contractors Association Undergraduate Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in construction or construction-related engineering. 2. Must be enrolled in or intend to enroll in either an ABET or an ACCE accredited program. 3. Must be a full-time student. 4. Must be a United States citizen or documented permanent resident. 5. Must be a sophomore, junior or senior (senior - at least one year of schooling remaining) level student. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should veiw http://www.agc.org/page.ww?section=AGC+Foundation&name=About+AGC+Foundation for more information and an application form.

Advancement of Construction Technology Scholarship at Central Maine Community College

Who is Eligible? College students with good academic standing after one year, with active involvement in a career or industry organization or association. Award goes to Maine Resident attending Central Maine Community College pursuing a career in architectural/engineering technologies, building construction, or mechanical drafting. Scholarship Amount: $500 How is scholarship awarded: Based upon above criteria and two written references. Application process: At the Financial Aid Office of Central Maine Community College. When can I apply for the scholarship? On or after January 1st each year. What is application deadline? Completed applications must be received by date established by Financial Aid Office. Number of Scholarships Awarded: One or more based on income from endowment.

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.

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