ABC MA Building Our Future Scholarship

About

The Building Our Future Scholarship was established by the ABC MA Board of Directors to develop future talent for the construction industry. The Building Our Future Scholarship Fund has been approved by the IRS as a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization.


Mission

The Building Our Future Scholarship was established by the Massachusetts Chapter of ABC to help develop the future talent of the construction industry by providing financial assistance to worthy candidates pursuing a post secondary education in construction.


Eligibility

Open to any student who meets one (or more) of the following criteria:

  • Accepted into or currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program in construction
  • Enrolled in a formal construction training program from a licensed provider
  • Registered in a state or federally approved apprenticeship program in the construction industry



At the discretion of the Board of Building Our Future Scholarship Fund, students pursuing other fields of post-secondary education related to construction may also be eligible.

Applicants should have at least one full year remaining in school subsequent to the scholarship application deadline.


Evaluation Criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and employment experience. Preference is given to applicants from Massachusetts.

Recipients are announced in April and scholarships will be presented at the annual Safety and Training Dinner of ABC MA and the Gould Construction Institute in May.


Awards

Each non-renewable award will range from $500.00 to $2,500.00

Scholarship funds will be forwarded directly to the school upon verification of acceptance or matriculation for the next school term and any other information as requested by the scholarship committee.


Where do the Funds Come From?

Jim Rudolph with Evan Hall Funds for the scholarship were raised in the name of the outstanding leaders of ABC MA who have been inducted by the Board of Directors as ABC Legends. In 2015, 26 past chapter chairs were inducted as the ABC Legends, in 2016 Leon Asadoorian joined the esteemed group, and this past year long-time Gould Construction Institute President Barbara Lagergren was inducted.  Since then, funds have been raised through various campaigns including two annual Building Our Future Scholarship Hockey Challenge tournaments.

We thank all those members who have donated to the scholarship. They have both honored our past and current leaders and paved the way for the leaders of tomorrow.





If you wish to purchase a donation package, please download the PDF below and return it with your payment to the ABC MA Office at:
100 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 1
Woburn, MA 01801

ALL CHECKS FOR THE ABC MA BUILDING OUR FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO:
"ABC MA Building our Future Scholarship Fund"