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 will award scholarships worth $500 to teams participating in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2019 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.
In addition, the NPCA Foundation will be a sponsor of the 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition, which will be held at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.
The scholarship information will be sent to more than 60 schools that have recently competed in the competition. If you are aware of any schools that are involved in your area, please send them this information or contact Ashley Benson, NPCA’s outreach coordinator, with any questions. Reaching out to schools with this information is a great way to connect with local students and professors to establish your company and NPCA as partners. It can be a springboard to getting into a school to teach a class about precast or to host students for a plant tour.
Applications are due Nov. 30, 2018. Winners will be announced by Dec. 21, 2018.
If you want to know what an impact these scholarships make, how the competition works or what students learn while engineering and building their canoes, watch our video recap of the 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition held at San Diego State University.