Many companies offer scholarships for their employees' children, as do union locals and other professional groups. The Oregon Student Assistance Commission offers information about scholarships online at wwi.osac.state.or.us. Another good source for scholarship information is the colleges themselves. Click on the web addresses below to look at the web sites for some excellent scholarship sources, or call them for more information.
ACE MENTOR PROGRAM
ACE awards scholarships at both the national and local levels. Since 1995, ACE has presented participating students with $6.6 million in scholarships.
To qualify for an ACE scholarship, you must be an active participant in a local ACE affiliate’s project(s) for the entire school year. The scholarship application period is opened now and will continue through May. If you have any questions, please contact the National office.
ADVANCED AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION
The Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships through a growing endowment fund, to applicants wishing to pursue educational excellence in construction and construction-related fields.
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES OF OREGON
The council offers a four-year scholarship that provides engineering students at Oregon State University, University of Oregon or Portland State University with $2,500 each year.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, OREGON CHAPTER
Contributions are made by ASLA members toward an endowment at the University of Oregon, which then distributes the scholarships.
ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION OF OREGON
SENATOR MARK 0. HATFIELD ARCHITECTURAL AWARD provides $3,500 for Oregon residents entering their final year in any accredited architectural degree program.
ROSALIND REED DWIGHT SCHOLARSHIP fund - two $1,000 awards to female architecture students, one at University of Oregon and one at Portland State University. Additional scholarships include pairs of $1,000 awards given each year to female students - one specializing in design and the other in construction specifications - at the University of Oregon. These scholarships are funded by proceeds from the sale of Perky Kilboum"s book about Mary Alice Hutchins.
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS INC., PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
Students who intend to pursue careers in the building trades and are enrolled in two- or four-year programs and apprenticeships can apply for $1,000 scholarships through Associated Builders and Contractors. ABC's Trimmer Education Foundation awards the scholarships nationally.
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OREGON-COLUMBIA CHAPTER
AGC works with Oregon State University's Construction Engineering Management program to award scholarships to minority students enrolled in the program. A second scholarship is funded by an endowment named for retired OSU Professor Ha! Pritchett. The scholarship is administered by the AGC of America Education and Research Foundation and typically is awarded to an OSU student.
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN PORTLAND
The association and its foundation are sponsoring the second annual High School Scholarship Competition, which provides awards ranging from $100 U.S. Savings Bonds to $1,000 cash prizes. A Community College Scholarship program established in 2000 by the HBA's Remodelors Council helps support students who are pursuing careers in residential remodeling. The students must be enrolled in an Oregon community college or the Associated General Contractors Apprenticeship Program.
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 280
Scholarships awarded by IBEW Local 280 are available to children and grandchildren of members and retired members. Most IBEW locals offer such scholarships, and more information can be found on their individual websites.
INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION, OREGON CHAPTER
INDA's international headquarters offers a revolving circuit of scholarships that are available to eligible students. The organization most recently awarded a $1,000 cash prize through the Uoy Hack Memorial Fund. The local chapter recently established the Bern Cowman Memorial Fund, which will create a scholarship for Oregon student members and research grants for the group's professional members.
LOWE'S CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The Lowe’s Scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to attend any accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university within the United States. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community involvement and academic performance. Applications are available in January and due in March.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
The association's scholarships are administered by Clackamas Community College through the college's endowment. Local NAWIC members also contribute to the national association's education and scholarship foundation.
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, OREGON-COLUMBIA CHAPTER
The association awards an annual scholarship that provides students with $2,000 a year for four years. Students must be associated with NECA or its members firms to be eligible for the scholarship. They can apply the scholarship toward any career they choose to pursue and at any college or apprenticeship program across the country.
OBC OUTSTANDING CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY STUDENT
Each year, OBC offers scholarships to one student from each Construction Academy program at its annual awards banquet. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have completed an OBC-affiliated construction academy while demonstrating exceptional leadership, academic, technical, and job-related skills. Students must have a clear interest in pursuing a career in the design-build field. Scholarship amounts vary from year to year but all scholarships will be applied to post-secondary education costs, such as tuition, books, tools and gear, etc.
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS OF OREGON
The organization offers scholarships for students enrolled in land surveying courses at any Oregon school.