ABC Houston’s Annual Scholarship Program Invests in Future Construction Leaders

HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) is pleased to announce that applications for the annual ABC Scholarship Foundation are now being accepted. Offered to college students pursuing a career in construction, the scholarships available are just some of the many ways ABC Greater Houston supports education and workforce development.

“I chose construction science as my degree because I have always enjoyed building, and I wanted to learn more about how to manage large projects,” said Garrison Gibbs, construction science major at Texas A&M University and 2018 ABC Scholarship Winner. “The ABC scholarship allowed me to worry less about the overwhelming financial aspect of college, and more about getting as much as possible out of it as I can.”

To qualify for the ABC Scholarship, a candidate must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a university or community college at the time of application. In addition, candidates are asked to provide two reference letters, transcript, copy of degree plan, and a typed essay.

“Applying for the ABC Scholarship was one of the best decisions that I have ever made,” said Curtis Lucas, a 2017 ABC Scholarship Winner. “The scholarship helped fund my education, jump start my career with positive publicity and helped to alleviate some of the financial stresses that come from a demanding school and work schedule.”

Applicants must meet certain criteria found in the scholarship application and be a full-time student with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Following submission, applications will be evaluated by the ABC Greater Houston Chapter Scholarship Committee. The deadline to submit all applications and supporting documents is March 1, 2019.

To download an application, visit http://bit.ly/abcscholarships and submit materials to Callie Fields at c.fields@abchouston.org.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the ABC Scholarship Foundation to help students pursue their dream of a career in construction, please visit our website at www.abchouston.org/scholarship-fundraiser.

Lauren Harrell

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