Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program’s Garland E. Whitworth Memorial Scholarships: Seth Moline, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Mitchel Widman, Southwestern Illinois College. Eligibility requirements include: writing a short paper on construction safety and submission to the SIBA Safety and Crime Prevention Committee; maintain a minimum of 2.5/4.0 grade point average at time of application; have a full-time student status; and enrolled in a construction management program at SWIC, John A. Logan College, Kaskaskia College or SIU Edwardsville.
Students chosen for the scholarships are: eligible to attend monthly Safety and Crime Prevention Committee meetings; required to take part in a full day ride along with an SIBA member company’s safety manager to observe/mentor safety walk throughs, tool box talks, etc. and get exposure to the industry; maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average during the scholarship semester; maintain full-time student status; and prepare a short presentation on experiences and knowledge learned throughout the year at the end of the school year.
Pictured left to right: Safety Committee Chairman Zach Maggio, Keeley & Sons, Inc., Seth Moline, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michel Widman, Southwestern Illinois College; and Safety Committee Co-Chairman, Brian McGuire, Geissler Roofing Co., Inc.