Kenneth N. Houston Memorial Scholarship
The Catawba Valley Chapter of Professional Construction Estimators of America (PCEA) again this coming spring will award scholarship money to deserving high school seniors and college undergraduates preparing to enter construction related careers.
For over thirty-five years the Catawba Valley Chapter of PCEA has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money to local students. In 1995, the Chapter’s Board of Directors elected to name the scholarship program in memory of Kenneth N. Houston, who twice served the Catawba Valley Chapter as president, who had been an active member and supporter of the chapter’s education committee, and who had been a respected member of the North Carolina construction community, before his untimely death from cancer in 1994. The chapter is proud to memorialize Ken Houston in such a fitting manner.
Several scholarships, usually in the amount of at least one-thousand-dollars, are awarded each year. In choosing recipients, the selection committee considers academic performance, desire to enter construction related fields, financial need, work experience - especially as related to construction, community activities, and letters of recommendation and character references.
Applicants are urged to be thorough in providing information that documents academic performance, financial need, work experience - especially as related to construction, and service to the community. Applicants should include a letter written to the selection committee that makes clear the applicant’s plans for the future, reasons for pursuing a construction related career, and that may also relate some of the applicant’s personal philosophy. Applications that are neat, complete, and thorough are appreciated.
Completed applications should be mailed to the address on the home page of this website to be received no later than March 31st. The scholarship committee will announce recipients by the end of May.
If you have questions or would like to obtain information about PCEA’s National Scholarship, contact Lynn Nash at (828) 324-1564.
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Kenneth N. Houston Memorial Scholarship Application
The Catawba Valley Chapter of Professional Construction Estimators of America (PCEA) will award scholarship money this year to deserving high school seniors and college undergraduates, who are dependents of Catawba Valley Chapter members.
At least one scholarship, usually in the amount of one-thousand-dollars, has been awarded each year. However, the chapter will award scholarship money only if a deserving application is received. In choosing recipients, the selection committee considers community service, field of study, academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and character references.
Completed applications should be mailed to the PCEA before the end of April. Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by an independent judging panel, not associated with PCEA. The scholarship committee will announce recipients by the end of May.
* Dependents of members of PCEA of Catawba Valley may apply for the Chapter Dependent Scholarship, but are not eligible for the Kenneth N. Houston Memorial Scholarship.
If you have questions or would like to obtain information about PCEA’s Dependent Scholarship, contact Randall Williams.
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