The SITE Improvement Association has awarded $2500 scholarships to each of six deserving St. Louis area students planning to attend college or technical schools in the fall 2020 semester. High school graduates and college students with a parent employed by one of the 220 SITE member companies are eligible for the scholarships, which are based on each student’s academic achievements, involvement in the community and financial need.
SITE scholarships are made possible through voluntary contributions from SITE member companies and from the SITE Advancement Foundation.
“This is the 20th consecutive year that SITE has funded its scholarship program,” said Terry Briggs, Executive Director of SITE. “During that time, SITE has received more than 750 applications and awarded more than $300,000 in scholarship funding to more than 150 students, making it one of the largest and longest continuously running higher education scholarship programs in the local construction industry.”
The 2020 SITE college scholarship recipients include:
Sage Bournstein. Sponsored by SCI Engineering, Inc., Sage will be a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is studying child psychology.
Christian Boyer. Sponsored by Gershenson Construction Co., Inc., Christian is a recent graduate of Ste. Genevieve High School. He plans to attend the University of Missouri to study business.
Hannah Breitenstein. Sponsored by Retaining Wall Solutions, Inc., Hannah just finished her freshman year at Truman State University where she is studying Physics. Hannah was also awarded a SITE college scholarship in 2019.
Emma Fromme. Sponsored by Gershenson Construction Co., Inc., Emma is a graduate of Columbia High School in Columbia, Illinois. She plans to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville to study criminal justice.
Lily Horstmeyer. Sponsored by Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, Lily will be a junior at Southeast Missouri State University where she is majoring in Agribusiness. Lily was also awarded a SITE college scholarship in 2019.
Brock Pope. Sponsored by Krupp Construction, Inc., Brock is entering his senior year at the University of Missouri. He is majoring in Health Sciences.
SITE Improvement Association is an independent construction contractor group representing more than 220 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 has been in continuous operation since 1966. For more information, visit www.sitestl.org.