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Scholarships available for undergraduates and graduates

April 11, 2012
Westfield Republican

Welch and National Grape Cooperative Scholarship

Eligible students are invited to compete for two $1,000 scholarships to attend State University of New York at Fredonia as a result of a scholarship fund created by Welch's and the National Grape Cooperative for its employees and grower-owners.

Established through the Fredonia College Foundation, the Welch's/National Grape scholarships have been awarded since 1996. Scholarship applications are now available for students who will be attending SUNY Fredonia in the academic year commencing in the fall of 2012. Any child or grandchild of a Welch's or National Grape employee or member in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio or Canada is eligible for the scholarship.

Applications are due May 10. Interested candidates, who must have applied or have already been accepted to SUNY Fredonia for the Fall 2012 academic year, should contact Ivis Edgerton at the National Grape Cooperative at 326-5368 or by mail at 2 S. Portage St., Westfield, N.Y., 14787.

AGC NYS

The Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGC NYS) recently announced the AGC NYS Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for their undergraduate, graduate and diesel technology scholarship program.

Since 1998 the program has awarded 448 scholarships nearing $1 million to students pursuing degrees in civil engineering, construction technology, construction management and diesel technology.

Applicants must be entering the second, third or fourth year of a two- or four-year college. Applicants must be seriously intent upon a career in the building and/or highway construction industry. Applicant must pursue a Bachelor or Associate degree in construction technology/management or civil engineering and have at least a 2.50 G.P.A. Students must reapply each year up to three years of undergraduate study. Many winners each year are repeat winners.

AGC offers two $1,500 scholarships annually for students studying diesel technology. The scholarship is contingent upon the student maintaining a 2.5 G.P.A pursuing a major in diesel technology as a full time student.

Last year, the scholarship committee awarded 18 scholarships worth $44,750. With an average of less than 100 applicants each year, that's a one in four chance of receiving an award. The deadline to submit applications is May 15.

Both applications may be obtained by visiting www.agcnys.org/programs/scholarship

Questions about eligibility may be directed to AGC NYS Education and Environmental Director, Brendan Manning (518) 456-1134.

 
 

 

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