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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.

Click on the links below to find out more about construction management scholarships.

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.

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.

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

Civil Engineering Scholarship

Shoptoilet is glad to announce a great scholarship opportunity for the students of civil engineering for their bright future and help them grow in their field. We are giving a scholarship of $1000 for the students in the areas of Civil Engineers, Construction, and related areas.

The U. K. Gupta Family Scholarship Endowment:

Primary preference will be given to students attending universities in North Texas and in the State of Texas only. Students must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application. Applications accepted for fall semester only. Eligibility: To apply for an NBT scholarship or endowed university scholarship, you must: Have a 3.0 GPA (or an 85% competency score) and be currently enrolled in or entering a university engineering program, or related field, to apply for an endowed scholarship Submit an official high school or college transcript Submit an on-line 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.

CDM Scholarship/Internship

Scholarship Value: $6,000 Classifications: Open Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Science Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: CDM and its subsidiaries, CDM Federal Programs Corporation and CDM Constructors, Inc. in association with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) have established a scholarship/internship program for six students who have a 3.0 grade point average or above and who are majoring in a variety or engineering, science or construction disciplines, such as chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geotechnical, geology/hydrogeology, geography, GIS, mechanical, mining and structural or will be pursuing a masters degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: CDM Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.cdm.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

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.

Ted Rollins Eco Scholarship 

Ted Rollins and Valeo Partners award a $1,000 scholarship twice each year to one talented student who is majoring in a field related to sustainability. This money may be used to pay for tuition, books or living expenses. Who Qualifies: * High school seniors and college undergraduate students. * Major (or plans to major) in a field related to sustainability. * Must plan to take at least 10 credit hours during the fall 2018 semester. How To Apply: * Write an essay that details your interests, experience and goals related to the advancement of sustainability and ecopreneurism. * Apply here: http://www.tedrollinsecoscholars.com/apply-now/

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 http://www.abc.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=2768 for more information and an application form or view the attachment.

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.

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