Scholarships for Construction Management

Apply: Application Available for 2015-2016 Academic Year

You need to fill out a single form to apply for many of these scholarships. For more information, please visit the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences scholarship listings.

The deadline to submit the application is March 2, 2015.  Don't forget to also attach the Scholarship Reference Form to your application. 

Scholarships

The Beavers Heavy Construction Scholarship

The Beavers Heavy Construction Scholarship was founded in 2013 by the Trustees of the Beavers Charitable Trust.
Selection is based upon the following criteria: 
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Full-time Junior or Senior majoring in Construction Management or Civil Engineering studies directly applicable to the heavy construction industry, or a graduate student pursuing no higher than a Masters degree
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Written paper outlining the recipients reason for choosing a career in the heavy construction industry

Ben C. Griggs and American Subcontractors Association Scholarship
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Majoring in construction management
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Arizona high school graduate

CEMEX Scholarship
Selection is based upon the following criteria: 
  • Enrolled full-time
  • U.S. citizen
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior class status
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Chuck Orr Construction Management Scholarship
Selection is based upon the following criteria: 
  • Admitted to the Construction Management Program
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Arizona high school graduate
  • Active in clubs and/or organizations associated with their major or the ASNAU
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

Jon and Christine Bourgeois Scholarship
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Majoring in construction management or civil engineering
  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Demonstrated financial need. 

Scott Williams McFarland Memorial Scholarship for Construction Management
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • First preference given to non-traditional students
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Active in engineering clubs and organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership ability. 

Kitchell Native American Scholarship Fund for Construction Management Students
This scholarship was created to support full-time, junior or senior, Native American students enrolled in NAU's construction management program.  Students must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above and have demonstrated financial need.  Students also must provide proof of enrollment with a federally recognized Native American tribe or Alaskan nation.
Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to:
  • Write a thank you letter explaining how this scholarship will benefit them and how having this degree will impact their future success.
  • Seek an internship with a construction company to foster their experience and qualifications as a construction professional.
  • Hold membership in the Student Chapter of Associated General Contractors.
  • Participate in Toastmasters International or other similar activities to foster development of public speaking opportunities. 

Kinney Construction Services Award
Selection is based upon the following criteria: 
  • A declared Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or Environmental Engineering major (order of preference)
  • Sophomore, junior or senior year at NAU
  • Independent of financial assistance from a parent or guardian
  • Currently working to support themselves.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers Award (NACE)
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • Majoring in computer science, civil engineering, construction management, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering or engineering physics
  • Junior or senior
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Arizona high school graduate
  • Arizona resident
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. 

GLHN Scholarship
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Preference given to Arizona high school graduate
  • Preference given to a student with demonstrated financial need
  • Preference given to first generation students
  • Preference given to U.S. veterans.

Retail Contractors Association Scholarship 
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrate interest in commercial construction industry
  • Good academic standing.

Construction Management Departmental Award
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • Majoring in construction management

Fellowships

Dwight D. Eisenhower MIHE Transportation Fellowship Program

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) provides funding for NAU Native American and Hispanic students in the pursuit of a degree (Bachelors, Master, or Doctorate) in transportation related fields. Click here for details. 

External Scholarships

 

Kenn Lockhart/CSI Scholarship Foundation
The Kenn Lockhart CSI Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in January 2007 by the Phoenix Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to promote education in the field of architecture, engineering for building projects, landscape architecture, interior design, and construction science and technology--including construction management.
The Foundation's objective is to promote future advancement of the construction industry through education by providing undergraduate scholarships to deserving students in these fields of study.
Selection is based upon the following criteria:
  • Scholarships may be awarded to a student with a minimum of three years completed toward a four-year and above degree and at least one year remaining to complete their professional degree.
  • Student must be a resident of Arizona and be enrolled in an accredited college in Arizona.
  • Student must be majoring in architecture, engineering for building projects, landscape architecture, interior design, and construction science and technology, including construction management.
  • Student must have shown a special skill and advancement in the areas of architecture, engineering for building projects, landscape architecture, interior design, and construction science and technology, including construction management. Financial need is not a criterion. 
  • Students must have a grade point average of not less than 2.5 in a grading scale of 4.0. Click here for application. 

AGC Foundation Scholarships
The AGF Foundation offers both undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management related programs. 
Selection is based on the following criteria:
Undergraduate scholarships: College sophomores and juniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, four or five-year ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction-related engineering program are eligible to apply.  High school seniors and college freshmen are not eligible. 
Graduate scholarships: College seniors enrolled in an undergraduate construction management or construction-related engineering degree program, or others possessing an undergraduate degree in construction management or construction-related engineering are eligible to apply.
The applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate level construction management or construction-related engineering degree program as a full-time student.
How much money is available: 
Our renewable undergraduate scholarships are worth $2500 per year for each year of undergraduate study, up to a maximum of $ 7500 each, Over 100 new scholarships are awarded each year. Best of all, there is no application fee. 
The Saul Horowitz, Jr. Memorial Graduate Award and the Heffner Scholarships for Graduate Students are worth $7500 each, paid in tow installments of $3750.
Download application here. 

Application Deadline: 
November 1
Valley of the Sun Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
The Valley of the Sun Chapter of CFMA will award an educational scholarship up to $2500 in value for each semester--summer sessions do not qualify.  We acknowledge that one of our primary goals is education.  We also acknowledge the need for qualified employees in the construction field.  These needs will be largely filled by students graduating from area schools.  We hope these scholarships will prove to be an investment in the Arizona field of construction by providing promising construction professionals with some financial assistance while completing their studies.
Selection is based upon the following criteria: 
  • has or will receive a diploma from an accredited highschool
  • have a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0 if already enrolled in college or technical school or a GPA between 3.4 and 4.0 if graduating from high school
  • demonstrate a relationship to CFMA or other qualified construction associations by letter of recommendation from a member or an employee of a member company
  • have a declared major in business or accounting
  • show professional or civic involvement in the community.
Download application here

Deadlines:
Applications due April 1 or October 1 of each year. 

More Information: 
  • Scholarships are awarded within 60 days of application deadline.
  • Candidates applying for the scholarship will be given preference over those who reapply.
  • CFMA VOS welcomes former recipients of this scholarship to reapply by submitting the information requested above, plus an update (progress report) stating your progress to reaching your educational goal. 

Additional Scholarship Resources

The NAU Foundation Scholarship application will be available December 15, 2014.

The Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship application will be available in January 2015.

The NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Scholarship Application will be available in January 2015.  You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and the Financial Aid tool will match you to potential scholarships.  

Contact

Contact Kelley Horn at Kelley.Horn@nau.edu for scholarship questions.