The Terracon Foundation is awarding $105,500 to grant recipients. The Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out to company employees and their communities. Applications filled out by Terracon employees are reviewed and decided upon by a volunteer board of professionals.
“Through the Terracon Foundation, we have been able to support the education of 55 young adults in the last three years,” says David Gaboury, president and CEO of Terracon. “The scholarships are one facet of our broader commitment to providing financial support for industry-focused higher education at universities across the country.”
The Foundation biannually awards funds in the grant categories of universities and community organizations, and annually presents funds for scholarships supporting dependents of employees. To date, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.3 million in grant funds.
Dependent Scholarship Grants
The Foundation has distributed $24,000 in scholarship grants to 12 dependents of Terracon employees who are pursuing a four-year degree through a community college, college or university.
As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Foundation also presented university grants for graduate level scholarships, fellowships and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This year, the Foundation presented $55,000 to nine universities: Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; Texas A&M University in San Antonio; Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, in Lubbock, Texas; University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.; University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.; University of Missouri – St. Louis, in St. Louis, Mo.; University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.; University of Texas at San Antonio; and University of Utah – Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, in Salt Lake City.
Terracon awarded $26,500 in community grants to eight local, nonprofit programs that employees are actively engaged in, with an emphasis on education and the built and natural environment. Recipients include: Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyo.; Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo.; Celeste Henkel Elementary School in Statesville, N.C.; Community Help for Autism Spectrum Everywherein Olathe, Kan.; Great River Greeningin Saint Paul, Minn.; Junior League of Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla.; Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Foundation in Bradenton, Fla.; and Sustainable Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical and materials services from more than 130 offices with services in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 32nd on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For more information, visit www.terracon.com.
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