Scholarship Application 2017

Academic Scholarship Program

Apprentice Scholarship Program

Guidelines

ELIGIBILITY

The Association of Women Contractors (AWC) is providing two types of scholarships for outstanding FEMALES.

  • Academic scholarships – students currently enrolled or entering into a construction field of study. Open to:
    • A female student pursuing a construction-related field of study at a four-year college or university, community or technical college, or construction trade school and
    • A current resident of Minnesota or attending postsecondary (post-high school) education in Minnesota
  • Apprentice scholarships – female apprentice level workers. Open to:
    • females currently working at the apprentice level or graduating their trade or training program and will be starting as an apprentice  and
    • Minnesota resident or working for a Minnesota construction company.

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARDS

The authorized distribution for new awards is determined annually based on the amount of funds raised.  Recipients will be selected based on a number of factors:  work experience, activities, goals, financial need, and grade point average.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications must be received online or postmarked by April 30, 2017.   All eligible applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee.

NOTIFICATION OF APPLICANTS

All applicants will be notified by May 30, 2017.  Not all applicants will be selected as recipients. The award is not renewable; however, you may reapply to the program as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

AWARD PAYMENT

All award checks will be issued by The Association of Women Contractors.  The Academic Scholarship recipient check will be provided to your school in one installment prior to August 15, 2017.  The check is made payable to the student’s school.  Recipients are required to notify AWC of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.

Apprenticeship awards are made payable to the apprentice directly as described above in “Selection Process and Awards”.  Apprenticeship recipients will receive 50% of their scholarship initially and the remaining 50% upon completion of their next 1,000 hour mark.

PROGRAM REVISIONS

The Association of Women Contractors reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT US!

Email:    grace@awcmn.org

Phone: 651-208-2327

 

What our Scholarship Recipients have to say:

“I am humbled to be awarded the honor of the Helen Baker Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship will allow me to spend less tiime working so I can concentrate on my studies as I put myself through college.  My sincerest gratitude to AWC.”

 “Thank you so much for awarding me with the scholarship at this year’s golf event!  it was truly an honor and experience I will never forget.  Having the opportunity to meet all of the strong, successful women business owners was very inspirational and I look forward to being a member myself in the future.”

“I would like to formally thank you and the Association of Women Contractors for all that you have done for me. Not only did you provide financial support to further my college education and help pursue my dreams, you’ve allowed me to meet so many important and interesting contacts in the contracting business. Being a student at the University of Minnesota- Duluth will continue being a great honor and excitement so I’m very thankful that I was chosen for this scholarship. I can never fully explain the impact that this award has made on my life knowing that I, just a hard working individual, have gained the respect and support of a large organization. So, all I can do is deeply thank you from the bottom of my heart.