It is recognized throughout the construction design industry that new graduates are woefully unprepared to enter the construction design work environment at the conclusion of their degree program. Some students have internships with design firms during the summer. While this does help them hit the ground running at a design office upon graduation, many know very little about their part within the construction industry as a whole even after earning their degree.
Students lack a global perspective and don’t fully understand the repercussions of poor construction documents or how difficult it is to construct a building.
This scholarship is part of a program that provides a monetary incentive to get young designers into the field early while they are in school.
Design & Construction
This scholarship is provided to interns who agree to participate in a program where they take part in internships in both the design and construction industry to “Bridge the Gap” between these two industries.
How does the scholarship work?
The basic premise for this scholarship is that a student (either a senior in high school or a college freshman), with an interest in engineering related to construction or design, would become part of our program database.
The program would team up these interns who are awarded the scholarship with both design firms and construction companies for summer internships through the duration of their college curriculum.
Scholarship & Wages
A student could drop out of the program at any time but as long as they stay in the program they would be ensured to receive at least $1000 annually in the form of a scholarship. Additionally, they would receive hourly wages for their work over the summer.
Applicants must have either just completed their senior year of high school or their freshman year of college. (The reason for this is that we feel strongly that repeated exposure to the construction industry is vital in producing a universal understanding of the industry.)
Applicants must be in pursuit of no less than a four year engineering degree at an accredited higher education institution.
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Scholarship winners are eligible for 5 consecutive years, so long as they are enrolled as a full time student and maintain the required GPA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to reapply next year if I do receive the scholarship and wish to continue the program? Travis
No, however you must confirm in writing by the end of the application acceptance period that you plan to continue to participate in the scholarship program. Please email Lana Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
Do I need to reapply next year if I do not receive the scholarship? Travis