NPCA Staff Report
New Internship Requirement for Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients
The NPCA Foundation Board of Directors is excited to announce a new internship requirement for scholarship recipients. Undergraduate students must now complete a minimum of 320 hours each academic year as an intern at an NPCA member company to receive their scholarship payments for years two, three and four. This new requirement will ensure that students who receive NPCAF scholarships graduate with an in-depth knowledge of the precast concrete industry that they can apply in their careers within the industry or as industry influencers.
Applications for the undergraduate and the Daneen S. Barbour graduate scholarships are available at precast.org/scholarships. Please share this scholarship information with your employees, family and friends, and industry network. Applications are due March 20, 2017.
Cash for Canoes
NPCAF has also developed a new concrete canoe scholarship for students. The NPCAF Board of Directors will again sponsor the American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe National Competition at the $5,000 level, and will use an additional $5,000 to provide up to 10 $500 scholarships to participating schools. The application is available at precast.org/canoe.
This information has been sent to more than 60 schools that have recently competed in the competition. If you are aware of any schools that are involved, please send them this information. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2017.
Networking Event at The Precast Show
The NPCAF Board of Directors will host a professor and student networking event at The Precast Show. This free opportunity will allow students and professors involved in concrete-related areas of study to meet with producers and associates. It’s also a great opportunity to talk with students about future employment and internships and meet with professors to discuss opportunities for collaboration. Be sure to join us on the trade show floor on Friday, March 3, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. All attendees are invited to participate