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Scholarship

The CAWV Scholarship is available to West Virginia resident 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.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Available to West Virginia resident 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 Institute of Technology, Fairmont State College, Bluefield State College and Marshall University.) Also open to West Virginia residents attending out of state schools offering a construction related curriculum not available in West Virginia. The first place annual award is in the amount of $7,500. Lesser amounts are given for second and third place winners.

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular activities, employment experience, financial need, and a demonstrated interest in a construction industry career. Finalist are selected in February and are subject to a personal interview with the CAWV Scholarship Board.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications are available as of January 1st of each year. Students may obtain an application in the engineering department of your school, on the CAWV website, or by contacting Pat McDonald at pmcdonald@cawv.org.

 

DEADLINE

Completed hard copy of the application, transcript, letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a personal cover letter stating need, qualifications and desire must be received at the CAWV Headquarters by March 1, 2024.

CAWV SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS

All applications must be received by the Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Office, 2114 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25311 no later than the set date indicated on the application.

I. 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 extracurricular activities and reasons in which they feel they would be deserving of the CAWV Scholarship. Mail this letter to the CAWV.

II. Application Form: This application is to be completed, signed and dated. Add additional sheets as necessary if sufficient space is not provided. Mail this Application to the CAWV.

III. Transcript: Each applicant is to provide an official transcript of their college record from their institution. This transcript will be used in determine academic eligibility for the scholarship. Mail this transcript to the CAWV.

IV. Letter of Recommendation: Each applicant shall provide a letter from a faculty member recommending the student for the CAWV Scholarship. This letter should be kept confidential in a sealed envelope addressed to the CAWV and included inside the applicant's package. Mail this letter of recommendation to the CAWV.

Applicants will be judged on academic performance, desire to work in the construction industry, work experience, financial need and extracurricular activities. Applicants must be a West Virginia resident and must be a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a civil engineering or a construction related four (4) year degree program in a West Virginia college or university or attending an out of state school offering a construction related curriculum not available in West Virginia. All applicants will be reviewed, and finalists may be interviewed by CAWV representatives.

If you elect to complete the application form and send it to the CAWV electronically, be sure to mail the Cover Letter, Official Sealed Transcript and Letter of Recommendation to the CAWV office.

*** Scholarship applications will be accepted in January 2024.

CAWV Scholarship Foundation Top Award Winners:

1991 - Lesley Rosier-Tabor (WVUIT)
1992 - Tim Coffman (WVU)
1993 - Jeff Mayfield (FSU)
1994 - Kevin Jordan (BSC)
1995 -Alan Reed (WVUIT)
1996 - Matthew B. Taylor (WVUIT)
1997 - L. Matthew Taylor (WVUIT)
1998 - Matthew Echard (WVU)
1999 - Lisa Landin (WVUIT)
2000 - Jason Kitzmiller (WVU)
2001 - Martin Padula (WVU)
2002 -Adam Lease (WVUIT)
2003 - Vasilios Manuel (WVUIT)
2004 - William Sibold (BSC)
2005 - Shirley Adkins (MU)
2006 - Roy Randolph (FSU)
2007 - Bryan Legg (WVUIT)
2008 - Ken Hacker (FSU)
2009 - Jennifer Stains (WVU)
2010 - Jese Vance (MU)
2011 - Jacob Brown (WVU)
2012 - Chris Robertson (WVU)
2013 - Brandon Bartlett (FSU)
2014 - Haylie Ballard (WVUIT)
2015 - Kalee Murphy (FSU)
2016 - Paige Thewes (MU)
2017 - Daniel Craigo (MU)
2018 - Thomas Smith (MU)
2019 - Hannah Workman (FSU)
2020 - No Top Award Winner (Due to COVID-19)
2021 - Taylor Farnsworth (FSU)
2022 - Cole Moore (MU)
2023 - Trey Blain (WVU)