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Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program awards scholarships to students

This year’s recipients of the Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program’s Garland E. Whitworth Memorial Scholarships have been announced. They include, from SIU Edwardsville-Abraham Koch, Kyle Wesolowski and Tyler Higgins; from Southwestern Illinois College-Austin Brown, Hunter Snow and Sean Wright; and from Kaskaskia College-Amy Perl.

SICAP began offering scholarships in 2010 and has awarded over $57,000 in scholarships since that date. Eligibility requirements include writing a short paper on construction safety and submission to the SIBA Safety and Crime Prevention Committee, maintaining a minimum of 2.5/4.0-grade point average at the time of application, having a full-time student status, and being enrolled in a construction management program at SWIC, John A. Logan College, Kaskaskia College or SIUE.

Students chosen for the scholarships are: eligible to attend monthly Safety and Crime Prevention Committee meetings; required to take part in a full-day ride along with a SIBA member company’s safety manager to observe/mentor safety walk-throughs, toolbox talks, etc. and get exposure to the industry; to maintain a minimum 3.0-grade point average during the scholarship semester; maintain full-time student status; and to prepare a short presentation on experiences and knowledge learned throughout the year at the end of the school year.

Photos courtesy of SIBA/SICAP: SIBA Safety Committee Chair Joe Shyrock, on the left in each photo, presents SICAP scholarships to student recipients. First row, from left, (1) Abraham Koch, (2) Amy Perl, (3) Kyle Wesolowski, (4) Tyler Higgins, second row, from left, (5) Sean Wright, (6) Austin Brown, and (7) Hunter Snow.

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