The Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) Foundation says it has distributed $12,000 in scholarships for four students studying for construction industry careers.
The scholarship recipients are:
University/4-Year College Scholarship:
Joe Livesay – $6,000 Scholarship
Joe Livesay studied engineering at UNCW for 4 semesters and is currently enrolled at East Carolina University for Construction Management. Since he pays for school all on his own, he wanted to put his money toward a career in which he knew he could quickly grow into, and would always be interested in. He is currently interning with Clancy & Theys in Wilmington.
Tucker Meade – $3,000 Scholarship
Tucker graduated from Mount Pleasant High School recently and is enrolled at UNC Charlotte to study construction management. Tucker has been a summer intern at Blythe Construction. He became interested in construction in 2016 when Hurricane Matthew devastated so many people’s lives. He knew that with the right tools and training, he would be able to assist people in need through a career in construction.
Minerva Bonilla – $1,000 scholarship
Minerva is currently enrolled at NC State University and getting a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management. In her interview, she stated that “sitting in an office is not for her” and that is how she knew that construction would be a great path for her.
Tech/Trade School Scholarship:
Zeb graduated from Brevard High School in June and is attending Blue Ridge Community College for welding technology this fall. He has worked with R. E. Burns as a Bridge Worker Trainee and would like to become a construction manager in the future.