NAWIC Columbus Diversity Scholarship Application - 2021

National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and moreNAWIC helps women take advantage of the opportunities in construction. Whether you want to embark on a new career, establish a networking base, be a mentor or mentee, make a difference in your community, continue your education or invest in great friendships, NAWIC offers a variety of opportunities — large and small.  Our Chapter prides itself on providing the most to our members and our community.

 
According to Bureau Labor of Statistics, from 2018, women make up approximately 9% of the construction workforce. Numbers are even smaller when we look at women on the front line of jobsites, making up 1.25%. According to an AGC survey, "eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce."  A lack of support for vocational and technical training is a large reason for this continued shortage.  Along with the already struggling industry and lack of skilled workers, AGC also estimates that "roughly 40 percent of the construction workforce is 45 years of age or older. That means there are 3.7 million construction workers who will be approaching retirement within the next 10 years."  This means that we will experinence a gap in the number of skilled trades in an already growing market. Why not fill this gap with qualified individuals who also help bring about diversity?
 
The NAWIC Columbus Chapter is working to help bridge these gaps by supporting both students going for a specialized trade or students going to a college or university for a Construction related degree. The NAWIC Columbus Chapter is committed to increasing the number of women and the amount of diversity in the construction industry.  While NAWIC was created to help women specifically, our Chapter believes we should expand to encompass all aspects of diversity, as that makes for a better workplace for all of us.  This Scholarship has been designed to promote diversity in more ways than just gender and race. There are many classifications that may not be represented and we want to hear from each applicant how you feel you could best represent what this scholarship is meant to achieve. 
 
For more information on our chapter, please visit our website, columbusnawic.org, for more information.  If you are a student who is interested in becoming a member (this will not affect your application), please email us at nawic86columbus@gmail.com and we will set you up with a free Chapter Membership. If you have any additional questions while filling this out, please email us and we will do our best to help out. 
 

Applicant Information

High School Records

Complete this section only if you are a high school student curently.  
 
High School Applicants are eligible for this scholarship IF:  (a) you currently are enrolled in a Trades/Vocational Program OR (b) if you will be attending a 2 Year or 4 year University/College in a construction related field in the next academic year. 
Are you currently enrolled in High School? *

Trade or Vocational School Records

Are you currently enrolled in a Trade School or Vocational Program? *
What is your current status? We are not looking at your overall status, just your status within your major. (i.e. If this is your first year in your program, put 1 year). *
 

University or College Records

Are you currently enrolled in a University or College Program? *
Are you currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 Year College/University? *
What is your current status? We are not looking at your overall status, just your status within your major. (i.e. If this is your first year in your program, put 1 year). *
 

Proof of Enrollment

Please upload the required documents based on your current status. 
 
NOTE: Only PDF formated docuements will be accepted. 




Essays

Please answer each essay question honestly and to the best of your ability. There is no minimum requirement for these essays. These essays will be used to pick the applicant(s) who best embody the purpose of this scholarship.  If you prefer typing these out in Word, please save your document as a .pdf and you can upload the document at the very end.
 
NOTE: Only .PDF formated documents will be accepted. 

Submission

This section is simply a courtesy reminder to make sure each section has been filled out completely. Applications that are missing documents or information will be considered inclomplete and will not be evaluated. If you need to upload an item after you submit this, please understand that this may cause issues with us matching up documents and applicants.  If you need to do so, please feel free to email us with the subject line "NAWIC Scholarship - Application". 
This is optional and does not affect your application. Check each box once you are sure it's completed.

Consent Information

The NAWIC Columbus Chapter uses various media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and our Chapter Website to promote what our Chapter does to the public. Our Chapter plans on recognizing the awarded recipients on our media platforms and at events. By submitting your application, you consent to post your name and photo on our various platforms if you are the selected recipient. Please sign below stating that you consent with us using your photo and name on our media platforms.

Students under the age of 18 must have their parents sign as well. 

I hereby authorize NAWIC Columbus to release my information (my name, hometown, photo, and educational institution/program of study) if my application is chosen for the scholarship. I understand that I will be notified prior to the information being released. *
 
By choosing "I do NOT consent", I hereby understand that the failure to release this information may disqualify me from NAWIC Columbus selecting me as a scholarship recipient. If there is specific information you do not want released, please click other and explain. *
 
Applicant's Signature *
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Are you under the age of 18? (If you are 18, click no) *
I hereby authorize that NAWIC Columbus may release my child's information only if his/her application is chosen for the scholarship. I understand that I will be notified prior to the information being released. *
By choosing "I do NOT consent", I hereby understand that the failure to release this information may prevent NAWIC Columbus from selecting my child as a scholarship recipient. If there is specific information you do not want released, please click other and explain. *
 
Parent's Signature *
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