Scholarships

Scholarships

The mission of AGC of East Tennessee (AGC) is to lead and improve the professional construction industry with Skill, Integrity and Responsibility. Under the guidance of Ron Tanner, then Chairman of AGC of East Tennessee and Chairman of the AGC of America Workforce Development Committee, the emerging shortage of a skilled construction industry workforce began being addressed for our region. The time and monetary commitment of AGC members, created the two-time National Award Winning Construction Career Academy at East Ridge High School. The desire for knowledge exhibited by the students was realized and led to the creation of Building and Construction Institute of the Southeast (BCIS) at Chattanooga State Technical College. The success generated at Chattanooga State by offering a 2 year Construction Management Program led AGC to commit to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), $150,000 in December 2007, to develop a 4 year Construction Management degree program. In 2013, UTC began offering a graduate degree in Construction Management. The effect of these programs is providing a skilled workforce to our local construction industry.
Since 2006, when the scholarship program began, AGC has awarded support to 118 students in excess of $500,000. While most students have attended local colleges and universities, some students have received awards as far away as New Orleans. Graduating students, both with a Bachelors of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Construction Management, are guiding the industry forward to a brighter future with a professional skilled workforce.

Pictured above are recent students of the AGC scholarship award for the fall semester, 2014. From left to right: Roger Tuder and Carol Pond, AGC staff; Ed McMahon and Dr. Neslihan Alp, UTC; Bill Batey, scholarship recipient; Dewayne Gentry, AGC Board member; Zach Bell and Ethan Prow, scholarship recipients; Tom Hutto, AGC staff; Tabitha Roden, scholarship recipient; Cathy Stone, AGC staff; Jimmy Lail, AGC Vice Chairman; Scott Turk and Heath Slaten, scholarship recipients; Don Wood, Chattanooga State; Paxton Pelfrey, scholarship recipient; John Straussberger, AGC Chairman; and Daniel Rakes, scholarship recipient. We congratulate the recipients for their success.
We extend a special thank you to our local high schools, colleges and universities for their efforts in bringing fruition to the curriculum designed to provide a future to those pursuing a degree in Construction Management. Students interested in applying for scholarship should monitor the AGC of East Tennessee website, www.agcetn.org.