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AGC of New York State offers memorial scholarship

October 12, 2011
Westfield Republican
The Associated General Contractors of New York State, LLC has announced the Paul B. Richards Memorial and AGC Education and Research Foundation Scholarships are now accepting applications which are open to college students studying Civil Engineering, Construction Technology and Construction Management at nationwide colleges or universities.

“On behalf of AGC NYS and AGC of America, I am proud to announce these scholarship opportunities,” AGC NYS President and CEO Mike Elmendorf said. “There are 100 scholarship opportunities for students looking to enter the construction industry”. Last year, the AGC Foundation out of Washington, D.C. awarded 100, $2,500 undergraduate and graduate scholarships, so I encourage those college students who are studying in the fields of civil engineering, construction technology, construction management and/or diesel technology to apply for a scholarship today.”

According to Elmendorf, the Paul B. Richards Memorial Scholarship was endowed in 1987 by the Membership of the General Building Contractors NYS. Paul was the long-time Executive Director of the GBC and was dedicated for Paul’s excellent service and leadership and for his strong commitment to education. Each year, $2500 scholarships in Paul’s name are presented to deserving young men and women pursuing undergraduate degrees in construction-related fields who show a real interest in pursuing a career in the construction industry.

Applicants for the AGC NYS Scholarship must be entering the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a two- or four-year college, and must be seriously intent upon a career in the construction industry. Those applying for the Paul B. Richards Scholarship must be in pursuit of a Bachelor or Associate degree in construction technology/management or civil engineering and have at least a 2.50 G.P.A. Graduate students are also eligible for a one-year scholarship if they are studying full time for an advanced construction degree related and are intent upon a career in the industry.

Applications must be must be received by Nov. 1, 2011. The applications are online and available at

For more information, or to obtain a scholarship application, please visit the AGC NYS website or contact AGC NYS Director of Education and Environment Brendan Manning at (518) 456-1134 or


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