The Associated General Contractors of Missouri has awarded a record-breaking $58,000 in scholarships to 28 students across the state. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the checks are being presented at small one-on-one events and/or mailed to the recipients.
“Scholarships are offered to students pursuing advanced studies in construction, engineering, architecture, science, technology and the construction trades,” explained Leonard Toenjes, CAE, president of the AGC of Missouri. “These students represent the future of our industry and our state.”
In 2019, AGCMO awarded 24 scholarships totaling $51,000. In 2018, the organization awarded $47,000 in scholarship awards to 25 university and trade school students throughout the state.
As part of its strategic plan, AGCMO placed workforce at the top of its strategic priorities three years ago. Since then the organization also has more than doubled the number of AGC of Missouri-sponsored student chapters in the state, adding chapters at State Fair Community College in Sedalia; Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in Cape Girardeau; and the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2018. They joined existing chapters at Missouri S&T in Rolla; State Technical College of Missouri in Linn; and Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. AGCMO also provides programming support and advice on industry needs to an AGC of America student chapter located at Missouri State University in Springfield.
In April 2019, AGCMO opened the STL Construction Career Center within the City of St. Louis and hired Sergio Munoz as outreach manager. In addition to community outreach, Munoz assists individuals through the process of entering training programs and helps candidates prepare to fulfill admission requirements for various apprenticeship training programs.
Next month, AGCMO will start a new AGCMO / State Technical College Partnership in Linn, MO, providing an opportunity for workers to achieve crane certification and/or re-certification.
Students receiving $3,000 scholarships, supported by the Young Executives Club (YEC) and Construction Leadership Council (CLC) include:
Raymond Boos, Cape Girardeau, MO (63703), Missouri S & T, civil engineering (Oliver J. Coulson Memorial CLC Scholarship)
Jonah Krieg, Festus, MO (63028), Southern Illinois University –Edwardsville, civil engineering (AGCMO Education Foundation CLC Award Scholarship)
Anthony Perez, Ballwin, MO (63011), University of Missouri-Columbia, civil engineering (Aaron Loehr Memorial YEC Scholarship)
Cliff Rickard, Willow Springs, MO (65793), Missouri S&T, civil engineering, (AGCMO Education Foundation YEC Award Scholarship)
Students awarded $2,000 scholarships from the AGC of Missouri Education Foundation include:
Richard Boyer, Swansea, IL (62226), Missouri State University, construction management
Dawson Compas, Cape Girardeau, MO (63701), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, civil engineering
Caleb Craft, Jackson, MO (63755), Missouri S & T, mechanical engineering
Kyah Donald, St. Louis, MO (63107), St. Louis Community College, civil engineering
Moriah Ellis, Eureka, MO (63025), Missouri S & T, civil engineering
Bryce Gegg, Ste. Genevieve, MO (63670), Missouri S & T, engineering
Joshua Hansen, Wildwood, MO (63011), Missouri State University, mechanical engineering technology
Blake Hennemann, Perryville, MO (63775), Missouri S & T, civil & architectural engineering
Huzefa Jawadwala, St. Louis, MO (63112), Washington University, Master of Architecture & Construction Management
Hayden Krumpelman, Marceline, MO (64658), Missouri S & T, mechanical engineering
Mikala Liley, Jackson, MO (63755) – University of Kansas, architecture
Quinton Poepsel, Washington, MO (63090), Missouri State University, construction management
Victoria Scheulen, Meta, MO (65058), State Technical College, drafting & design engineering tech
Devin Schrieber, Waterloo, IL (62298), Missouri S & T, civil engineering
James Schueler, St. Louis, MO (63129), Missouri S & T, civil/architectural engineering
Isaiah Springer, Maplewood, MO (63143), Ranken Technical, carpentry & building construction tech.
Graham Sudduth, Caseyville, IL (62232), Missouri State University, construction management
Landon Troesser, Bonnots Mill, MO (65016), State Technical College, civil engineering technologies
Cole Weber, Washington, MO (63090), University of Central Missouri, project management
Allison Weiler, Ste. Genevieve, MO (63670), Southeast Missouri State University, Industrial and systems engineering
Jordan Weiler, Ste. Genevieve, MO (63670), Ranken Technical, control system technology/welding
Brett Wieberg, Tuscumbia, MO (65082), State Technical College, Heavy Equipment Operation
Students receiving $1,000 scholarships from the AGC of Missouri Education Foundation
Delicia Simpson, St. Louis (63116), Laborers’ Apprenticeship
Kenneth Summers, St. Louis, MO (63139), Carpenters’ Apprentice Program
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The Associated General Contractors of Missouri is the leading voice of the construction industry in Missouri, representing over 500 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties throughout Missouri.
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