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Firms sponsor SITE Improvement Association scholars from Metro East

The SITE Improvement Association has awarded $2,500 scholarships to each of three deserving Metro East region students planning to attend college in the fall 2020 semester.  High school graduates and college students with a parent employed by one of the 220 SITE member companies are eligible for the scholarships, which are based on each student’s academic achievements, involvement in the community and financial need. The three students are among six total St. Louis area students to receive SITE scholarships.

SITE scholarships are made possible through voluntary contributions from SITE member companies and from the SITE Advancement Foundation.

“This is the 20th consecutive year that SITE has funded its scholarship program,” said Terry Briggs, executive director of SITE.  “During that time, SITE has received more than 750 applications and awarded more than $300,000 in scholarship funding to more than 150 students, making it one of the largest and longest continuously running higher education scholarship programs in the local construction industry.”

The 2020 SITE college scholarship recipients from the Metro East region include:

*   Sage Bournstein (right). Sponsored by SCI Engineering Inc., Sage will be a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is studying child psychology.  She is a graduate of Waterloo High School.

*   Emma Fromme (center). Sponsored by Gershenson Construction Co. Inc., Emma is a graduate of Columbia High School in Columbia, Ill. She plans to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to study criminal justice.

*   Lily Horstmeyer (left). Sponsored by Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, Lily will be a junior at Southeast Missouri State University where she is majoring in Agribusiness. Lily is a graduate of Wesclin High School in Trenton. She also received a SITE college scholarship in 2019.

SITE Improvement Association is an independent construction contractor group representing more than 220 contractors and businesses primarily in the concrete, earthmoving, landscaping, asphalt paving, highway/bridge, sewer/utility and specialty construction segments.  It represents the interests of its members in negotiations with labor unions, promotes political and legislative agendas and provides safety and technical training for members. SITE has been in continuous operation since 1966.

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