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Integrity within Construction Scholarship

1 winner$2,000
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2023
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate

The infrastructure around us didn’t appear overnight: it took various stages of construction to create the roads, buildings, and everything in between.

Construction is a behind-the-scenes field that takes an idea from paper and turns it into a reality. There are various careers in construction that offer so much to society but aren’t always realized. The Future of Construction Scholarship will support a student pursuing a career in some aspect of construction, giving them the opportunity to earn their education and make an impact in their community.

High school seniors and undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are majoring in construction. To apply, write about what inspired you to pursue a career in construction and what some of your career goals in the field are.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Dedication, Impact
Published April 3, 2023
Essay Topic

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in construction? What are some of your career goals in this field?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

Winning Application

Tigris Dunn
Miami University-OxfordNorth College Hill, OH
The popular and innovative toy known as Legos inspired me to enter the field of construction The idea of introducing creation and imagination through tiny little connectable blocks might be one of mankind's most ingenious ideas yet all while providing innovative, safe and affordable fun that anyone can enjoy in the comfort of their very own home. When I was younger, probably around the age of 5, I started just as any other kid my age at the time would, I would place blocks in random places or attempt to stack them on top of each other creating weird and uncomprehensive shapes. I would even try to stick my action figures and other toys on the little base plates that used to come in the older sets thinking that I could create some little scene that I may have seen on some sort of cartoon or movies I previously had watched. I would deem this era as the beginning stages that would inevitably form my future and as I got older everything started to take shape and complexity. Once I got a little older, around the age of 7 through 9 there was a period in my mind that took a sort of realism effect. I began to picture ideas and creations or take things that I see out in the real world and try to memorize them down to a fine point, this would ultimately lead to me constructing the Legos into whatever it was I saw or depicted in my mind. The ideas would just keep popping into my mind as I continued to build almost as if one idea inspired the next, which in my mind was the sole purpose of Legos. I would also like to mention that didn't always have the newest Legos or an abundance of Legos, but I made good with what I had, and I always finished each build or project feeling that I could always improve and do better even if I had outdated blocks or fewer pieces than everyone else. This would motivate me to put such passion and detail into my creations, which as you can imagine left me feeling fairly pleased with myself but there was still that feeling of something missing. I would continue to build but I still couldn't put my finger on that missing piece, that was until I began to dive into the world of art. I would sketch up and draw out my plans on paper before constructing the build and being able to erase and change the drawing as I went on allowed me to make mistakes and learn how to move on and improve with each new iteration or build. The ability to be able to draw out and manipulate my plans making sure everything will fit into place was a major help when it came to developing my ideas, I soon understood that not only could I express my creative freedom through small little bricks but I could also express myself through a pencil and paper which then lead me to draw other things like people, cars, planes and more. Now if you haven't caught on allow me to tell you how all my excitement came to a point when I found out about a job that pays me to indulge in working with my passion for both building and drawing. Now with that being said I can honestly say that all these events led me to the career pathway of Architecture and that is what I will be pursuing my bachelor's.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on Sep 1, 2023.

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