The SITE Improvement Association has awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to six deserving St. Louis area students seeking to start or further their college education in 2017. High school seniors and college students with a parent employed by one of the 180 SITE member companies are eligible for the $2,500 scholarships, which are based on students’ academic achievements, involvement in the community and financial need. SITE scholarships are made possible through voluntary contributions by SITE member companies and from the SITE Advancement Foundation. More than $250,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 131 students since the program began 17 years ago.
“Our members recognize the importance an education provides to the future leaders of our industry, and we demonstrate that by offering the scholarship program,” said SITE Executive Director Terry Briggs. “SITE has one of the longest, continuously running scholarship programs in the local construction industry.”
This year SITE awarded scholarships to the following students:
- Dustin Burt, a senior as Francis Howell High School who plans to enroll at Missouri University of Science and Technology pursing an electrical and mechanical engineering degree;
- Adam Clay, a junior at Westminster College in Fulton studying Finance and Economics;
- Nick Horstmann, a senior at Lafayette High School who intends to enroll this fall at Murray State University in Kentucky to study graphic design;
- Zachary Marquart, a freshman at Missouri University of Science and Technology pursuing a double major in civil and architectural engineering;
- Layton Mosley, a senior at Fox C-6 High School in Arnold who plans to attend St. Louis Community College to study nuclear science; and
- Abagail Umfleet, a senior at Valle Catholic High School in Ste. Genevieve who plans on attending Southeast Missouri State University and major in engineering.
SITE is an independent construction contractor group representing more than 180 contractors and businesses primarily in the concrete, earthmoving, landscaping, asphalt paving, highway/bridge, sewer/utility and specialty construction segments. It represents the interests of its members in negotiations with labor unions, promotes political and legislative agendas and provides safety and technical training for members. SITE celebrated 50 years of continuous operation in 2016. For more information, visit www.sitestl.org.