There is no better way to learn the properties, capabilities and versatility of precast concrete than to actually work with it, which is why the National Precast Concrete Association awards scholarships to teams participating in the American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe Competition. The purpose of the scholarship is to help teams offset the costs associated with their canoe construction and related travel costs to the competitions.
The scholarship information is sent to more than 60 schools that have recently competed in the competition and questions can be sent to Ashley Benson, NPCA’s outreach coordinator. In addition, NPCA members are encouraged to connect with local students and professors to establish themselves as partners. It can be a springboard sharing information about precast, teaching or hosting students for a plant tour.
Applications for the scholarship are available each year in the late summer and early fall and are posted at precast.org/foundation.
If you want to know what an impact these scholarships make, watch the video recap of the 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition held at San Diego State University.