Bridging the Gap Scholarship

What is the purpose of the scholarship?

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.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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?2017-10-06T16:49:38-05:00

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 to confirm.

Do I need to reapply next year if I do not receive the scholarship?2017-10-06T16:49:14-05:00

Yes.  Applicants will need to apply each year.

When will the recipients be announced?2017-10-06T16:48:46-05:00

Prior to the last day in April each year.

How will I be notified if I will be accepted?2017-10-06T16:48:21-05:00

You will be contacted via telephone at the number provided on your application.

When are applications for the scholarship open?2019-04-24T11:51:52-05:00

Applications will be accepted August 1st thru October 31st. No late applications will be considered.

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