In its mission to advance workforce development that supports the future growth of the industry, the Construction Management Association of America Foundation is offering numerous scholarships to aid students pursuing construction management careers.

Providing financial assistance through scholarships was one of the original purposes for establishing the CMAA Foundation in 1995. To that end, the CMAA Foundation created a Scholarship Program to aid students pursuing postsecondary education that is intended to lead to a construction management career. The foundation will award at least one, and no more than four, scholarships annually. The total value of the scholarships is limited to $10,000 per year for the first five years.

New this year is the Erica Lynn Scholarship. This provides scholarships to first-generation students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in construction management, construction engineering, or civil engineering with an emphasis in construction management. Any student pursuing a post-secondary education that is intended to lead to a career in construction management, and meets other baseline criteria, is eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded annually, and recipients may reapply for one additional year.

The CMAA Foundation also administers the Francis M. Keville Scholarship, which was established in 2009 by Christine Keville, FCMAA, through her firm, Keville Enterprises Inc. It was created in honor of her late father, Frank Keville, and honors his lifelong commitment to learning and opportunity. The father of three girls, Frank brought his work home, not only to study it, but also to share it with his children. This is why the scholarship is awarded each year to a female student pursuing a degree in construction management or a related discipline, who has a record of leadership and engagement both on- and off-campus, and who is planning a career in the field.

Criteria for awarding scholarships are set by the Foundation Board of Directors. Applications and supporting materials for each scholarship are due by April 30, 2023. More information and applications can be found on the CMAA website.