Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Inc. (AGC) Scholarship Application Information
The Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Inc. (AGC) scholarship program is designed to encourage students to pursue a career in the construction industry or a related field such as accounting, insurance & bonding, and human resources. Scholarship awards will be limited to individuals who plan to live and work in Alaska. Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than 4:00pm March 30th, 2018. AGC will award up to $20,000 in scholarships based on a scoring guide developed by the Scholarship Program Committee. Successful scholarship recipients will be notified in writing by June 1st, 2018 and their award will be presented at the AGC annual golf tournament reception on June 14th, 2018 at the AGC Anchorage office.
The objective of the AGC Scholarship Program is to encourage students with the intent to stay in AK to pursue a career in the construction industry.
Applicants for an AGC Scholarship must meet the following requirement:
- Applicants must plan to enter the construction industry or a related field (supportive field) such as accounting, insurance & bonding, human resources, etc.
- An individual must submit a completed application with the following attachments:
- Essay on "career goals" (minimum 500 words)
- An essay about the applicant (does applicant work and go to school, family obligations, hobbies, etc.?) (minimum 500 words)
- Copy of a recent transcript (official transcripts)
- Letters of recommendation (minimum of 2)
- Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of Alaska.
The recipients of the scholarship awards are selected based on the following criteria:
- Career Goals:
- Evaluation is made by assessing the two essays described above (eligibility 2-1 and 2-2).
- Extracurricular Activities and Interests. For example:
- Do you work and go to school
- Family obligations
- College and community activities
- Offices held
- Awards received
- Participation in sports
- Work experience
- Each applicant must include at least two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers or employers knowledgeable about applicant capabilities and work history.
- Include copies of recent transcripts (official transcripts)
Administration of the Award Program:
The members of the AGC Education Committee will act as the Scholarship Program Committee and are responsible for making recommendations to the AGC Executive Director for selecting the recipients of the awards.
Award results will be listed in the AGC Alaska Contractor Magazine, AGC Newsletter, AGC Website, and AGC Facebook page.
Submission of Applications:
Click the "Submit" button. Your application and attachments will go to Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Inc.
Selection of Award Recipients:
The decision of the AGC Executive Director is considered final and all candidates will be advised in writing of the decision.