The NUCA of DC Foundation for Education was launched in 2017 to support young leaders interested in the construction and utility excavation industries. The Scholarship Program supports our strategic goal of ensuring the continuing legacy of professionals in the utility construction workforce. NUCA of Metro DC annually awards two local academic scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,500 each to rising high school seniors, current college, graduate, or vocational tech schools pursing a field of study relevant to the construction industry. Scholarship awardees are represented in all academic backgrounds and pursuing various careers in the utility construction/excavation industry.
Scholarships will be awarded to:
1. A rising high school senior, current college or graduate school student planning to attend a 2 -year or 4-year university full-time and pursuing a field of study relevant to the construction industry.
2. An individual who is attending or plans to attend an approved vocational/technical program that is relevant to the utility construction/excavation industry.
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2023 Application Period has closed.
Application Open: May 30, 2024
Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
Applicant Notification: August 15, 2024
*Subject to change
2024 VoTech Scholarship Application and Eligibility Requirements
2024 NUCA DC Scholarship Application and Eligibility Requirements
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All applicants must be current employees or the immediate family members (legal spouse or child) of a current employee of a NUCA of Metropolitan Washington DC member company in good standing at the time of application submission. Do you need a flyer to post at your office, yard, or break room? Pass out with paychecks? Here it is: NUCA DC Scholarship Flyer 2023
2024 College Scholarship: Up to $2,500 Eligible applicant: Current High School senior or full-time college/graduate school student planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year university as a full time student as of Fall 2024. The NUCA of Metro DC Scholarship Committee will consider applicant’s scholastic standing, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, career goals, past employment and/or leadership roles, essay, letters of recommendation. See information and application: 2023 NUCA DC Scholarship-Application-and-Eligibility-Requirements
2024 Vocational Technical Education Scholarship: Up to $1,500 Eligible Applicant: Anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Applicant MUST be enrolled or accepted into an approved accredited program and must pursue a degree, certification or credential in construction-related program scheduled to start between July and December 2024. The NUCA of Metro DC Scholarship Committee will consider applicant’s career goals, current and past employment and/or leadership roles, and letters of recommendation. See Information and Application: 2023 VoTech Scholarship Application and Eligibility Requirements
NUCA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to our local scholarships, NUCA National collectively awards more than $15,000 annually in scholarships to local applicants. There are (4) National Scholarships awarded each year.
- D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship: $8,000 award ($2,000/year over four years)
- NUCA $4,000 Scholarship: $4,000 award ($1,000/year over four years)
- William & Shirley Burgett Scholarship: $2,000 one-time award
- NUCA $1,000 Scholarship: $1,000 award ($500/year over two years for those enrolling in two-year programs).
NUCA National Scholarship Eligibility: Any high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a NUCA member company in good standing at the time of the application deadline may apply. This includes dependents of employees of NUCA members, high school student employees of NUCA members.
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