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Construction Management Awards + Scholarships

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Awards

Alumni of the Year Award

Scholarships

Brelsford Apartment Scholarship

Inland Group Scholarship

John Nowoj Memorial Scholarship

JTM Construction Scholarship

Russell Hitt Memorial Scholarship

Schuchart Construction Management Diversity Equity and Inclusion Scholarship

Sellen Community Foundation Scholarship

SpeeWest Construction Scholarship

WSU General Scholarships

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Overview

In addition to WSU’s General Scholarship Application, the Construction Management Program offers scholarships and awards unique to students of the program. More information and application forms are available below. Use the links at left to jump to a specific award or scholarship.

W. Max Kirk Construction Management Alumni of the Year Award

This award has been established in honor of the dedication exhibited by Dr. W. Max Kirk in his decades long career in construction education. Dr. Kirk worked tirelessly for the advancement of the Construction Management program at WSU which is exhibited by his generous contributions in terms of student education, mentorship, leadership, service, and financial support. This award is bestowed annually upon alumni of the Construction Management program at Washington State University.

To nominate an individual, please submit a nomination form: Alumni of the Year Award Nomination Form.

Brelsford Apartment Scholarship

The CM program has reached an agreement with a local real estate developer for a scholarship that provides an apartment for the selected student(s). The three (3) bedroom apartment is in a newer apartment complex in Pullman. The scholarship will be awarded to a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of three (3) second year, certified CM students (regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion) and will be based upon financial need. This apartment scholarship is for one year only and cannot be renewed. This apartment is only designated for a maximum of three (3) CM students, or a CM student with a legally recognized partner, and cannot be sub-leased, rented or loaned to any others during the time the CM student(s) has/have obtained the apartment under this scholarship. In the event that the finalists are a male and female the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist(s).

Inland Group Scholarship

The Inland Group has established a generous and sizeable endowment to support students in the CM program via scholarships. This endowment will fund a $2,000 scholarship per year. This scholarship is for one year only but students who receive the scholarship can re-apply for this award the following year – if it is available. And, to clarify, students will NOT be awarded the entire amount in a single semester. As such, students will be awarded $1,000 in the fall semester and $1,000 in the spring semester. In the event that multiple finalists are identified, the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist. The Inland Group (a Spokane based company) specializes in high-density residential development, construction, and management across the western and mid-western states. With over 30 years of proven experience, including numerous WSU Construction Management graduates, they continue to build value for their residents and clients.

John Nowoj Memorial Scholarship

Mortenson and the Nowoj family have established a generous endowment to support students in the CM program via scholarships. This endowment will fund a $5,000 scholarship per year. Students will NOT be awarded the entire amount in a single semester but will be awarded $2,500 in the fall semester and $2,500 in the spring semester. In the event that multiple finalists are identified, the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist.

It is with great honor to offer a scholarship in memory of John Nowoj. John was a 1985 WSU graduate, with a degree in Construction Management. He started working in construction at a young age as a hod carrier for his father’s masonry contracting business. After college he began his 35-year career at Mortenson, where he finished as a Senior Vice President. John was an inspiration to those around him, encouraging and guiding teams to push beyond the boundaries of what is possible. John had a deep seeded passion for building and loved every aspect of construction. He took particular interest and held in high regard craft workers and made a point of connecting and showing his appreciation whenever he visited a project site. John was able to strike a rare balance of actively caring for those he worked with and always doing and empowering others to do the right thing, with a passion and determination for negotiation and strategic vision that made him a successful and well-respected leader. John was a dedicated husband and father whose devotion and love for his family was closely matched with his passion for building.

JTM Construction Scholarship

JTM Construction has provided a generous gift to support students in the CM program via scholarships. This gift will begin funding two (2) student scholarship during the spring 2022 semester in the amount of $1,250. Moving forward, the gift will fund continue two (2) scholarships at $2,500 for the 2022/2023 academic year. JTM Construction is a general contractor with both a strong WSU alumni presence and commitment to comradery, who aims to provide the Coug community with equitable opportunities in the Construction industry. Preference will be given to members of groups that are underrepresented in the field of construction management (minority**/womXn*), students who demonstrate financial need, and have proven community service/volunteerism if and as allowable by university policies, and applicable federal, state, and local laws. In the event that the multiple finalists are identified, the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist(s).
*WomXn is an alternate term for the English language word women which is used to explicitly include non-cisgender women. Cisgender does not indicate biology, gender expression, or sexuality/sexual orientation. **For purposes of this scholarship, minority refers to black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

Russell Hitt Memorial Scholarship

The CM program has received a generous scholarship donation of over $25,000 to provide a $5,000 scholarship for the next five-years.  The scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year CM student (regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion) and will be based upon financial need with preference being given to students who are residents of the state of Washington.  This scholarship is for one year only but students who receive the scholarship can re-apply for this award the following year – if it is available.  And, to clarify, students will NOT be awarded the entire amount in a single semester.  As such, students will be awarded $2,500 in the fall semester and $2,500 in the spring semester.  In the event that multiple finalists are identified, the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist.

Schuchart Construction Management Diversity Equity and Inclusion Scholarship

Inspired by the need to support underrepresented individuals in the construction industry and the economic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Schuchart Corporation has established a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for the upcoming academic year.  The Schuchart Construction Management Diversity Equity and Inclusion Scholarship shall be used to fund two, $2,500 scholarships (spread out between the fall and spring semester of the academic year).  Thus, their generous donation will be split between two scholarships of $2,500 each.  The scholarship(s) will be awarded to a qualified and certified CM student.  Preference will be given to members of groups that are underrepresented in the field of construction management (minority/women), students who demonstrate financial need, and have proven community service/volunteerism. In the event that the multiple finalists are identified, the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist(s).

Sellen Community Foundation Scholarship

Inspired by the recent social justice movement and economic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Sellen Community Foundation has established a scholarship for the 2021/2022 academic year.  The Sellen Community Foundation Scholarship shall be used to fund four (4), $2,500 scholarships (spread out between the fall 2021 and spring 2022 academic year).  Thus, their generous donation will provide four scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each.  The scholarship(s) will be awarded to a qualified and certified CM student.  Preference will be given to members of groups that are underrepresented in the field of construction management (minority**/womXn*), students who demonstrate financial need, and have proven community service/volunteerism if and as allowable by university policies, and applicable federal, state, and local laws. In the event that the multiple finalists are identified, the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist(s).

*WomXn is an alternate term for the English language word women which is used to explicitly include non-cisgender women. Cisgender does not indicate biology, gender expression, or sexuality/sexual orientation. 

**For purposes of this scholarship, minority refers to black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

SpeeWest Construction Scholarship

The CM program has received a generous scholarship donation of $10,000 to be split between two scholarships of $5,000 each.  The scholarships will be awarded to a second and/or third year CM student (regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion) and will be based upon financial need with preference being given to students who are residents of the state of Washington.  This scholarship is for one year only but students who receive the scholarship can re-apply for this award during the spring semester as well – if it is available.  In the event that the multiple finalists are identified, the scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving finalist(s).

WSU General Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded via the WSU General Scholarship Application.

  • Architecture + Construction Management Scholarship Fund
  • Austin Robert & Jean Ward Scholarship Fund
  • Burrill W. & Myrtle C. Bresemann Endowed Scholarship
  • Construction Management Scholarship /Award Endowment
  • Construction Management Golf Tournament Scholarship
  • Dimond Family Foundation Scholarship in Construction Management
  • Larry & Joyce Fisher Scholarship in Construction Management
  • GLY Construction Management Scholarship
  • A. Donald Poe Scholarship Fund
  • PSF Mechanical, Inc. & Beardsley Family Foundation
  • John and Karol Satterthwaite Scholarship Fund
  • S. Smith & E. Pond Scholarship

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