CHICAGO- The Construction Writers Association (CWA) is now accepting applications for its Build A Future Scholarship. This scholarship will be given to an undergraduate student who demonstrates outstanding skills, aptitude and motivation in the fields of journalism, communications, and public relations as they apply to the fields of architecture, engineering, or construction. Entries are due April 26, 2011.
"CWA is pleased to offer the Build A Future Scholarship for the 2011-12 school year," said Ivy Chang, CWA scholarship committee chair and editor of Construction Bulletin magazine. "The scholarship continues to be an important way for our organization to support and encourage the next generation of communicators as well as to foster a tradition of communication excellence in the industry."
The Build A Future Scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada and are pursuing a major or minor in Journalism, Public Relations, or Communications. A complete list of rules and award specifications is at http://www.constructionwriters.org/awards/scholarship. Deadline for applications is April 26, 2011 and the recipient will be notified by mid-June 2011.
The Build A Future Scholarship award is $2,000. The scholarship winner will receive the scholarship at the CWA Annual Conference CONNECTED this fall in San Antonio, TX, and have the opportunity to meet with editors, journalists, public relations experts, and communicators from publishing companies, magazines, agencies, architectural, engineering and construction firms involved with the building industry. "This is an excellent opportunity for all Build A Future Scholarship applicants to launch a career in the fields of architecture, engineering, or construction," said Chang. Send the completed application and support materials by April 26 to Construction Writers Association Headquarters at the address below or by email to: [email protected]
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