NOTE: Many of the scholarships available through the Kimmel School require students to complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with WCU’s Financial Aid Office by Jan. 31. That office can give you complete information about aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study and loans and tell you about dates and deadlines for applications and aid.
Scholarships for construction management students are offered through many construction industry associations; some are sponsored by companies specifically for CM majors at WCU. For details, contact the CM department at 828-227-2201.
General Scholarship Information
Partial Listing of Construction-Specific Scholarships
Some construction-specific scholarship information is provided below. This is not a complete list. You might find additional information with a search of your own.
Construct My Future
Contact: Nicole Hallada
Scholarship Offer: ConstructMyFuture scholarship for high school seniors who plan to study in any field related to the construction industry.
Associated Builders & Contractors
Contact: Fred Day
Click on Education and Training/Scholarships
Scholarship Offer: ABC Construct Education Foundation Scholarships for undergraduate enrolled in two or four-year construction-related program. Student must successfully complete at least one year with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00. Scholarships range from $1,000-$2,000.
Deadline: June 1
The National Housing Endowment
Scholarship Offer: The National Housing Endowment administers three scholarship programs for students at the graduate and undergraduate levels studying residential construction and related fields.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Contact: Belinda Holland
Scholarship Offer: NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation for undergraduates (there are two scholarships available: Undergraduate Scholarship and the Construction Crafts Scholarship) enrolled in two- or four-year construction-related program. Student must successfully complete at least one year with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Scholarships range from $500-$2,000.
Deadline: Feb. 1
The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF)
Contact: John Nagohosian, educator coordinator
Scholarship Offer: Fluid Power Educational Foundation Scholarships (a limited ongoing scholarship to a key school) for undergraduate or graduate enrolled in two or four-year, graduate engineering or technology-related program. A minimum 'C' grade average in power fluid courses. Graduate from high school with a 3.0 overall average.
Deadline: June 1
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
Contact: Carolyn Wilson or Mary Ann Grove
Scholarship Offer: National Asphalt Pavement Association Research and Education Scholarship (NAPAREF) (renewable up to two years) for undergraduate enrolled in two or four-year accredited college/institution in civil engineering, construction management or construction engineering related program. Scholarship ranges from $1,000-$2,700.
National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
Contact: Pamela Wagner
Scholarship Offer: Each year the NUCA Scholarship Fund awards two four-year scholarships, one two-year scholarship and a one-time $2,500 award to rising seniors who are pursuing higher education. Eligible applicants are dependents of NUCA members or their company's employees. NUCA funds the scholarships through its annual golf tournament and individual donations.
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA)
Scholarship Offer: NSSGA Scholarship Program provides 13 scholarships including 10 $2,500 scholarships to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the aggregates industry.
Associated General Contractors of America
Scholarship Offer: College sophomores and juniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, four or five-year ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction-related engineering program are eligible to apply. High school seniors and college freshmen are not eligible. Renewable scholarships are worth $2,000 per year for each year of undergraduate study, up to a maximum of $6,000. More than 100 new scholarships are awarded each year. There is no application fee.
Deadline: Nov. 1
Construction Professionals Network
Contact: Foundation Place
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro provides applications for the Construction Professionals Network Scholarship. You can download the documents from http://www.cfgg.org/. The scholarships will be found under the “Grants and Scholarship” section in the left-hand side menu bar. On that page, click on “Listing of Scholarships” and go to the Construction Professionals Network Scholarship. They are listed alphabetically.
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Funding for scholarships is provided through the generosity of alumni, corporations and other donors. If you would like to make a gift to the Kimmel School to help outstanding students or provide support for a specific academic program, please contact James Zhang or the WCU Office of Development. We welcome your support and thank you in advance for the encouragement you can provide to our students.
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