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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- 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.
1. The applicant must have successfully completed at least one year in an associate or baccalaureate degree program and must have at least one full year left. 2. If there is an ABC Student Chapter at the applicant's school, he/she must be an active member. 3. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic performance, advisor's evaluation, extracurricular activities and employment experience (if applicable). 4. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and major GPA of 3.0.
The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate of applied science degree program in a high cost, high demand, or critical industry field. Designated Kansas educational institutions include technical colleges, community colleges, and public four-year colleges that award associate of applied science degrees; and Washburn Institute of Technology. Only technical certificate and associate of applied science degree programs are included among the eligible programs. Preference in awarding goes to applicants with financial need.
This grant is awarded to a top ranking student interested in pursuing a career in construction engineering. Preference is given to a construction engineering student interested in general fields of construction engineering. Applicants must: Be a member of an MSPE Student Chapter, if available on campus, or a State member-at-large. Be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Michigan. Be in an ABET accredited engineering program at a Michigan college or university. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Submit recommendations from at least two professors in the applicant's field of engineering study or appropriate math/science professor. Must specify academic and personal traits and extracurricular activities. Absence of these recommendations will disqualify the applicant. Demonstrate leadership and an interest in the engineering profession through involvement in school and/or outside activities.
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
Candidates completing studies for their bachelors degree from an accredited program may apply for this award. Based on essays, submitted data, and recommendations, the Scholarship Council of the ACl Foundation, a subsidiary of ACI, selects a scholarship recipient who appears to have the strongest combination of interest and potential for professional success in the concrete industry.
This undergraduate scholarship consists of a cash stipend of $3000 (U.S.) for a 1 year period. The stipend will be sent to the financial aid office of the institution designated by the applicant where the study program will be pursued. These funds will then be deposited into the recipient’s university account.
Requirements and Directions
At the time of applying for and receiving the scholarship, the applicant shall be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program from an institution of higher education that is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency.
The undergraduate study program shall be in the area of concrete with an emphasis on structural design, materials, construction, or any combination thereof.
Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at the time of applying for and receiving the scholarship. Course work during a summer session will count toward the degree year. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but the undergraduate program must be ABET-accredited or a mutually recognized program by ABET.
List of approved programs.
For your application packet to be considered for this award, each of the following pieces of information must be submitted by the deadline indicated:
Completed typed application form (handwritten applications will not be accepted)
One-page resume (anything more than one page will not be accepted)
Essay (1 ½ page limit, 750 word maximum.) Name must appear on first page. Half a page of your essay must describe your personal activities to promote sustainability in your community.
Two (2) completed online reference forms.
All undergraduate transcripts (all universities attended during all undergraduate studies to present date) are required.
ACI Foundation Fellowships range from $7,000 to $10,000, and are awarded to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students who are studying engineering, construction management, or other related fields of study in the area of concrete. Fellowship applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member to be considered for these awards. Those students receiving Fellowships also receive paid travel and registration to two ACI Conventions, assignment to an industry mentor, and a summer internship, in some cases. Available Fellowships include the ACI Presidents’ Fellowship, two ACI Baker Student Fellowships, ACI Elmer Baker Student Fellowship, ACI Richard N. White Student Fellowship, ACI BASF Construction Chemicals Student Fellowship, ACI Cagley ACI Student Fellowship, and ACI Charles Pankow Foundation ACI Student Fellowship ACI Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship, and a new Fellowship in honor of the Founders of the ACI Fellowship Program, who are Dan Baker of Baker Construction, Jim and Sharon Cagley and Cagley & Associates, and Tom Verti of Pankow representing the Charles Pankow Foundation.
Applicant must be a college freshman, a first or second-year student at a two-year school who is planning to transfer to a four-year program for the fall term, or a college sophomore, junior, or beginning senior in a five-year program. Junior and senior level applicants must have one full academic year of coursework at the beginning of the fall term. Applicant must desire a career in construction. Applicant must pursue a BS degree in construction or construction/civil engineering. A dual degree with construction or construction/civil engineering as one part is acceptable. Student must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e. must possess a green card).
Available to college seniors enrolled in a ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) undergraduate construction or civil engineering degree program, or to a person possessing an undergraduate degree in construction or civil engineering from such a program. The applicant must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate level construction or civil engineering degree program as a full-time student in a graduate degree construction program for the Fall Term. Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining as of Fall, i.e., at least two more semesters. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e., must possess a green card). The Saul Horowitz, Jr. Memorial Graduate award and the Heffner Scholarships for Graduate Students are $7,500 each, paid in two installments of $3,750. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities, employment experience, financial status, and a demonstrated interest in a construction industry career. Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors of the AGC Foundation. Finalists are selected in January, and are subject to a personal interview with an AGC contractor member representing the AGC Foundation. Recipients are announced at the Annual Convention of the Associated General Contractors of America in March of each year.
School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or University,Vocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Industrial Technology or ROP related careers such as Construction Worker, Manufacturing Processor, Automotive or Agriculture Mechanic, Welder, or CAD Drafter/Designer.Attendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Applicant must have demonstrated proficiency in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Production, Agriculture Mechanics, ROP Auto, Construction or HVACRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required
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
School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: Elk Grove HighMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityVocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Pursuing career in Construction TradeAttendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student
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