NASCLA Contractor Scholarship Program Winners
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ANNOUNCING: NASCLA 2020 Contractor Scholarship Program Winners!

The NASCLA Contractor Scholarship Program is designed to help students pursue licenses, certificates and/or certifications in the construction industry preparing them for gainful employment. These scholarships provide a chance for three (3) recipients to be awarded up to $2,500 towards program tuition. The scholarship awards go as follows: 1st place winner will be awarded $2,500, 2nd place winner will be awarded $1,500 and the 3rd place winner will be awarded $1,000. NASCLA Contractor Scholarship Program awards provide the opportunity to receive industry-wide recognition, networking opportunities, mentorship from an industry professional, the option to participate in a virtual moderated panel discussion, and recognition from the NASCLA Board of Directors in a virtual meeting. More information on these meetings to come.




1st Place:

Philip Christian

Mississippi State University

Building Construction Science


2nd Place:

Hunter Smith

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Junior Construction Management

3rd Place:

Gabriela Gonzalez

Texas A&M University 

Construction Science

    Philip has been involved in the construction industry since he was eight years old when he started helping his father remodel houses. He plans to work for a large general contractor company and invest in real estate one day. He is attracted to the construction industry due to its many tangible and intangible rewards.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Hunter developed a passion for building and design at an early age through Legos and Mindstorm robotics kits. Currently, he is a junior student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Construction Management and Business. With his academic knowledge and internship experiences, he aspires to start his own general contracting construction company. As a young entrepreneur, Hunter strives to investigate ways to innovate and enhance the efficiency of the construction industry.As she continues studying the construction industry, Gabriela says with certainty that she made the right choice in selecting Construction Science as her profession. It has not only helped her build upon herself as a person, but it has also given her the confidence to encourage other first-generation minority students like herself to pursue their own goals.

Thank you so much to all of our 2020 NASCLA Contractor Scholarship Program applicants, it truly was a difficult selection process this year.

Please check back at a later date for the NASCLA 2021 Contractor Scholarship Program Application.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Mount, NASCLA Program & Marketing Coordinator, via email to:

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