Scholarship Programs

CAGC Scholarship Program 

The 2023 Foundation Scholarships are now accepting applications. Please submit your application by Friday, April 14, 2023 to be considered.

CAGC Foundation LogoThe application period for the CAGC Foundation Scholarships has now closed. Applications will open in early 2024! 

Scholarship Criteria

Up to seven (7) total scholarships, from three (3) distinct scholarship categories will be awarded:

  1. University/4 Year College Scholarship - financial support to those college/university degree-seeking students that intend to pursue a career in the commercial construction. This scholarship will be awarded to a current or accepted student at an accredited University/4 Year College in North or South Carolina.
  2. Technical/Trade School Scholarship - assistance for those individuals seeking to enter the commercial construction/construction-related industry by obtaining the necessary skills/technical training at a trade or technical school. This scholarship will be awarded to a current or incoming students at an accredited Technical/Trade School in North or South Carolina.
  3. Industry Certification/Advancement Scholarship - opportunity for those, currently working in the commercial construction industry, to advance themselves by improving/acquiring the knowledge and skills they need. This scholarship will be awarded to individuals within the construction industry pursuing, or planning to pursue, construction industry Certification/Advancement through an accredited center of learning in North or South Carolina.

Applicants may choose any industry-related, accredited certification - some examples include, but are not limited to: LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), CHST (Construction Health & SafetyTechnician), BIM (Building Information Modeling), CPC (Certified Professional Constructor), PROJECT SUPERVISION, etc.

Application Requirements

  • Complete Scholarship Application Form when it's posted online at
  • Submit copy of Official Transcripts- sealed by University/academic institution- Required from each post-secondary University/Academic institution you have attended. Not required for Industry Certification/Advancement Scholarship applicant.
  • Write & Submit Essay- Essays are to be 500 words or less, typed or printed legibly. Response to the following prompt: How would this scholarship help you to better yourself and the construction industry?
  • Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation: Non-family, preferably current/former employer, supervisor, teacher, instructor, etc. Only one (1) letter of recommendation required for Industry Certification/Advancement Scholarship applicants, must be from employer/supervisor.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Anyone working in, or pursuing a career within, the commercial construction industry is invited to apply
  • Minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA) for those applying for University/College or Technical/Trade School scholarship- no GPA requirement for applicants of Industry Certification/Advancement Scholarship
  • Must be a high school or high school equivalency graduate
  • Must attend an accredited school, college or university permanently located in the Carolinas- on-line schools based in the Carolinas are eligible
  • Enrollment/Class requirements: University/4-year College Scholarship- Requirement- must be full-time student (min. 12 credit hours per academic semester)
  • Must have at least one (1) year left to apply for the University or Tech/Trade School scholarship.
  • Technical/Trade School- No minimum class/hours requirement- may be part time student
  • Industry Certified Advancement- No minimum class/hours requirement- may be part time student
  • Immediate families and close relatives of Staff and Board Members of CAGC Foundation; Carolinas AGC, and its corporate entities, are NOT eligible
  • Applicants only eligible for one CAGC Foundation scholarship per year.

Questions about our Scholarship Program?

Contact Chelsea Andujar | (704)372-1450 x5229
Joe Livesay

Thank you for all CAGC has done for me since I joined the construction industry. I have had several employers reach out to me from the events I have attended through CAGC. Y'all's effort and passion is much appreciated and I can’t thank you enough!
Joe Livesay, 2019 & 2020 Scholarship Recipient

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