Graduate Criteria

Graduate Criteria

Application must be submitted online.


Applicant must be either a college senior enrolled in an ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) construction or civil engineering program, or a person possessing an undergraduate construction or civil engineering degree from such an accredited program. The applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a construction graduate degree program or a part-time student in one of AGC's recognized masters'/doctoral programs for the Fall term of 2015. Applicants must also have at least one full academic year remaining at the time of application deadline in the fall of 2014 (i.e. earliest graduation date December 2015). Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the U. S. (i.e. must possess a "permanent resident" card).


The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all items listed below are submitted as one complete package to the AGC Foundation, by midnight EST on November 3, 2014.

  1. Completed online application form and attachments/enclosures
  2. One evaluation form completed by applicant's college academic advisor or faculty member (these are completed online and faculty members are given one week's grace period after the deadline but don't delay).
  3. One evaluation form completed by a recent employer of the applicant (also completed online with one week's grace period).
  4. Official or unofficial transcript of college grades (see Section VII of the application)

NOTE: Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


  1. The scholarship will be in the amount of $3,750 annually to be used for the duration of the student's graduate degree program, up to $7,500.
  2. Applications will be reviewed and the winner(s) selected by the Board of Directors of the AGC Education and Research Foundation. Reviewers will consider the applicant's interest in a construction industry career, undergraduate academic record, extracurricular activities, employment experience, and evaluations.
  3. All applicants selected as finalists will be invited to a personal interview with a representative of the AGC Education and Research Foundation. Finalists will be notified in late January/early February 2015.
  4. Scholarship winners will be notified in March 2015 and the award(s) will be announced at the AGC Annual Convention.
  5. The initial installment of the award ($3,750) will be sent directly to the student prior to the beginning of the Fall 2015 academic year, with the final installment sent at the beginning of the next academic term. The student's major professor or faculty advisor must transmit a letter to the AGC Foundation immediately following the end of the first academic term, indicating the student's grades and intent to enroll in the following academic term. Check will NOT be sent to the recipient's college or university.
  6. To receive the initial and final installment, the recipient must provide a copy of grades for his or her most recent term to the AGC Foundation. If the recipient has summer employment, he/she is to provide the AGC Foundation with their basic employment data. Recipients will not be reminded to provide this information. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the scholarship program.


  1. All applications must be submitted online at
  2. All applications must be complete and sent in by midnight EST, November 3, 2014.
  3. For more information, call Melinda Patrician, Director, at (703) 837-5342, email or Michelle Lee-Doyle, Program Coordinator, at (703) 837-5356, email