• Scholarship

  • Scholarship

    AGC NYS Scholarship Program

    Since 1988, the Chapter has distributed more than $1.2 Million in the form of over 650 scholarships to New York based college students working towards a degree in construction or construction-related engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) at colleges or universities. The Chapter awards $2500-$5000 undergraduate and graduate scholarships each July. 

    Applicants must be entering the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a two- or four-year college. Applicants must be seriously intent upon a career in the building and/or highway construction industry. Applicant must pursue a Bachelor or Associate degree in construction or construction-related engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) and have at least a 2.50 G.P.A. Students must reapply each year up to three years of undergraduate study; many of our winners each year are repeat winners.  Graduate students are also eligible for a one-year scholarship if they are studying full time for an advanced construction- related and are intent upon a career in the industry.

    Click here for a 2020 AGC NYS Scholarship Application. – Due May 1, 2020

    All applications must be received by May 1 of each year. The applications are fillable pdf’s. Please fill in the form, print them out, and mail them in.

    AGC Diesel Technology Scholarship Program

    AGC offers two $1,500 scholarships annually for students studying Diesel Technology. The scholarship
    is contingent upon the student maintaining a 2.5 GPA pursuing a major in Diesel Technology as a full time student.

    Click here for a 2020 Diesel Tech Scholarship Application. – Due May 1, 2020

    All applications must be received by May 1 of each year. The applications are fillable pdf’s. Please fill in the form, print them out, and mail them in.

    Paul B. Richards Memorial Scholarship
    Posted Mid-Summer and due November 1 of each year

    During his thirty years of service to the construction industry of New York State, Paul Richards, former Managing Director of the General Building Contractors of NYS (formally the NYS Building Division of the AGC NYS), earned the respect of all with whom he worked by his dedication to the AGC ideals of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility. In memory and appreciation for Paul’s excellent service and leadership and for his strong commitment to education, the Paul B. Richards Memorial Scholarship was endowed in 1987 by the Membership of the GBC. Each year, $2500 scholarships in Paul’s name are presented to deserving young men and women pursuing undergraduate degrees in construction-related fields who show a real interest in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Since 1987 the scholarship has awarded over $220,000 in awards.

    Applications are accepted each fall, and a committee rates each student based on career major, high school and first year college grades, work experience and personal references. When applying for a Paul B. Richards Scholarship you are also eligible for over 100 additional scholarships offered through the AGC Education and Research Foundation. Applications are available for download beginning in late summer. The Application Deadline is November 1 of each year and is payable the following Fall. Scholarships will be a maximum of $2,000 per student per year and will be renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study in civil engineering or construction management or technology. These applications are completed online and are available beginning in August each year and are due by November 1.

    Click here to visit the AGC of America Education and Research Foundation website.


    AGC of America Foundation Scholarships


    The AGC of America Foundation’s primary purpose is to grant college students educational scholarships (over 100), recognize outstanding educators, sponsor an annual student essay competition, and support a wide array of industry-related educational programs. These applications are available in the late summer of each year and are due by November 1.

    The Foundation’s activities are made possible by voluntary contributions from AGC Members, AGC Chapters, members of the Consulting Constructors’ Council of America, and the proceeds from various Foundation fundraising events.

    Visit the AGC of America for more information. http://www.agc.org/cs/career_development/foundation

    American Road and Transportation Builders Association Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship


    Established in 1999, the Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides post-high school financial assistance to help the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job. For more information click here.

    AGC Student Chapter Grants

    Each year since 1997, the AGC has set aside funds to assist our Student Chapters. Activities that have qualified for a grant include field trips to jobsites, Student Chapter competitions (i.e. regional management, concrete canoe, steel bridge, etc.), and the purchase of specific educational materials, such as computer software or hardware.

    Grant applications must be in writing and should be as specific as possible. Applications are usually received by January 1 of each year, with selections made in Mid-January. Chapters have until the end of the current school year to be reimbursed for grant items.

    The Student Chapter Grant Program is funded through member contributions and the Annual Anthony S. Santaro AGC Scholarship Golf Classic.

    Anthony S. Santaro AGC Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament

    The AGC NYS Scholarship program is funded by our members through our annual Anthony S. Santaro AGC Scholarship Golf Classic; by individual member donations, and through endowments.
    Check the AGC Calendar in early April for a new registration form.

    Held each year in June at the golf courses at Turning Stone Casino & Resort, the Golf Classic attracts more than 300 participants. We offer a five-man scramble and a two-man best ball competition on three separate courses. The full-day event begins with a late morning shotgun start. All golfers enjoyed a barbecue lunch on the course, then meet for cocktails, dinner, prizes and our famous auction. AGC members generously donate items for our player gifts packs (packages of tees, sleeves of balls, golf towels, etc.). They also donate items for our auction. If you would like to donate items, please contact Brendan Manning at bmanning@agcnys.org or call 518-456-1134.