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CAWV Scholarship Program

In 1989, the CAWV Board of Directors implemented the scholarship program. The scholarship is available to sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled, or planning to enroll, in civil engineering or a construction related four year degree program in a West Virginia college or university. Eligible schools include West Virginia University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Fairmont State University, Bluefield State College or Marshall University.


Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, employment experience, financial need and a demonstrated interest in a construction related career. Finalists participate in a person interview with the CAWV Scholarship Foundation.

Applications are accepted in January and February and will be available here during the submission period. The deadline for submission of ALL information is February 24, 2017. All applications must contain the following information:

Cover Letter: Each applicant must include a cover letter with their application packet. This letter should introduce the applicant and explain their reasons for applying, professional goals, involvement in extra cirricular activities and reasons in which they would be deserving of the CAWV Scholarship.

Application Form: This application is to be completed, signed and dated. Add additional sheets as necessary if sufficient space is not provided. All other information must be mailed to the CAWV.

Transcript: Each applicant is to provide an official transcript of their college record from their institution. This transcript will be used in determination of academic eligibility.

Letter of Recommendation: Each applicant must provide a letter from a faculty member recommending the student for the scholarship. This letter should be kept confidential and be submitted in a sealed envelope to the CAWV office.


For more information, please contact the CAWV at (304) 342-1166

or click here for a 2017 Scholarship Packet.



2016 scholarship winner Paige Thewes accepted her award from

CAWV President and Scholarship Foundation Chairman Gene Thompson

at the CAWV State Meeting at EXPO in March.



2006 Scholarship Winner Roy Randolph Thanks Association

Roy Randolph was chosen as the 2006 top scholarship recipient by the Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees. A year after receiving the award, Randolph contacted the CAWV to thank the association.

"The moment I received the CAWV scholarship my opportunities expanded drastically. I can not thank the CAWV enough for the opportunities, assistance and insight they have provided.

"Over the summer I interned with Kanawha Stone Company. My internship consisted of a large earthmoving project in Bridgeport, approximately 2 million cubic yards, to prepare for the construction of a $202 million hospital. After completing my internship and graduating from Fairmont State University, the general contractor for the hospital project, Centex, offered me a position with their company. I am now working as a project engineer with Centex on the Bridgeport hospital project.

"With the help of the CAWV and Kanawha Stone Company, I have been able to expand my knowledge of the construction industry by leaps and bounds throughout the past year. I am very grateful for the opportunities the CAWV and its members has provided for both my education and career."