The AGC Education and Research Foundation awarded two students from Connecticut and New York with the Alliant Scholarship. Emily Trezza of Central Connecticut State University and Clio Chen of Manhattan College were recognized at the construction group's annual meeting that took place in Denver.
"Inspiring young minds to pursue careers in construction today helps ensure the continued strength of our industry tomorrow," said Eddie Stewart, the association's president and chief executive officer of Caddell Construction in Montgomery, Ala. "These awards remind us that with top-notch education and students' unwavering commitment to learn, the future of our industry is bright."
The scholarship recipients went through a rigorous application process that required students to submit their transcripts, complete essay questions and provide recommendation letters not only from a faculty member and but also one from an industry employer. Each application was reviewed by three board members and applicants had to be interviewed in-person by a local AGC member contractor.
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in construction management or construction related engineering programs. More than $12 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. The winners of these scholarships were announced during the association's annual convention in Denver.
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