Scholarships

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The 2023-2024 undergraduate application will open November 1, 2022 and close February 1, 2023

The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment has many scholarship programs available to students.  In 2021-2022, the school awarded over $300,000 in the form of scholarship support to students in all degree programs.  The school is committed to ensuring the success of all students and amplifying access to the field of engineering through generous donations and support from a number of caring donors, companies, community members, associations, organizations, and staff.

Scholarships are available for new, continuing, and transfer students. 

Be sure to look at the requirements

Do you have scholarship questions? Check out our scholarship FAQs, or join an information session.

Scholarship News

AGC Education and Research Foundation

Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Foundation is able to give 150 or more undergraduate and graduate scholarships each year to deserving students. Since 1970, we have awarded over 4,000 scholarships totaling over $10 million. Scholarship candidates are evaluated for their academic success, their commitment to the industry through participation in campus professional organizations, summer or part-time work in the construction industry, and their goals for the future.

The platform for the 2023-2024 Scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate programs has opened! Students have until November 1, 2022 to apply.  Interested in applying? Undergraduate program criteria can be found here and Graduate program criteria can be found here.

Awards

The AGC Education and Research Foundation gives two prestigious awards annually, one to an educator who exemplifies excellence in the field of construction education, and the other to a senior-level student who submits the winning essay in the James L. Allhands Essay Competition.

Outstanding Educator Award
Since 1985, the AGC Education and Research Foundation has recognized annually an educator who makes a significant mark in the field of construction education.

James L. Allhands Student Essay Competition
The James L. Allhands award recognizes a student essay on a specific topic that is deemed to be beneficial to the advancement of technological, educational, or vocational expertise in the construction industry.

Research Projects

Robert L. Bowen Industry Residency

The Foundation is in its fifth year of an exciting ongoing initiative which creates a partnership among the Foundation, an AGC contractor, and an educational institution to provide an engaging summer internship experience for a faculty member on a construction project. The overall goal of the internship is to provide educators with jobsite field experience in order to provide this firsthand knowledge to their students. More information regarding the industry residency program can be found on this page.

Industry Case Studies
The Foundation has commissioned a few new case studies, and is in the process of securing future studies. For information on past case studies, and on what is to come, please check our Research Initiatives.

Roofing Alliance Scholarships

Scholarship Program

The Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship opportunities. All categories are open to employees of roofing industry companies, their spouses and their dependent children, as well as construction management students enrolled in undergraduate level or students enrolled in CTE programs or schools (regardless of industry affiliation). Applicants may apply for one of the following scholarship categories:

The Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship

The purpose of the Accredited Post-Secondary Institution Scholarship is to assist individuals seeking to further their education. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.

Priority will be given to individuals pursuing careers in the roofing or building construction industries (which include architecture; civil, mechanical or structural engineering; construction management; or occupational health and safety.)

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.
  • Construction Management students who are enrolled at the undergraduate level regardless of industry affiliation.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $5,000 award. Awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study provided recipients meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; maintain a qualified major; and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

The Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program—Accredited Career Technical Education Scholarship is designed to help those who are seeking a professional career inside the roofing industry including but not limited to those seeking to be roof system and sheet metal installers/fabricators, crane and equipment operators, foremen and superintendents, warehouse and inventory specialists, and other roofing trade specialties.

This scholarship is not designed for those careers that require a four-year undergraduate degree.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study directly related to a career in the roofing industry at an accredited vocational or technical trade school for an entire academic year.
  • Students enrolled in CTE programs or schools regardless of industry affiliation.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $1,000 award. Awards are not renewable. However, students may reapply each year they meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; continue studies in a vocational or technical trade school and seek a career as a field personnel (such as a roof mechanic or foreman); and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship is open to those who are pursuing a construction science education at either an accredited post-secondary institution or an accredited vocational or technical trade school.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study for an entire year.
  • Construction Management students who are enrolled at the undergraduate level regardless of industry affiliation.
  • Students enrolled in CTE programs or schools regardless of industry affiliation.
  • The Diversity Scholarship program is open to African American, Black, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Pacific Islanders, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and multi-racial students. All female students are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply, including applicants with physical, mental or other disabilities.

Awards

Each recipient is eligible to receive a $5,000 (post-secondary) or $1,000 (vocational or trade) award. The $5,000 awards are renewable for up to three years of undergraduate study provided recipients meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; maintain a qualified major; and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application. The $1,000 awards are not renewable. However, students may reapply each year they meet the annual renewal requirements: maintain a final, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) at the end of the school year; continue studies in a vocational or technical trade school and seek a career as a field personnel (such as a roof mechanic or foreman); and maintain the eligibility requirements stated in this application.

How to Apply

This scholarship program is initially screened by Scholarship America. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Questions must be answered completely. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received will be kept confidential.

Visit learnmore.scholarsapply.org/melvinkruger to complete the online application by 5 p.m. CST on Jan. 31, 2023.

DEED Funding for Students

Scholarships support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in high demand by electric utilities. Students talk about the benefits of a DEED scholarship. A DEED member utility must sponsor your scholarship application. Review the scholarship requirements and checklistCurrent or future lineworker trainees should apply for the educational scholarship.

  • $2,000 per scholarship paid directly to the student’s university.
  • Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year.