ACI Foundation announces new fellowship

The ACI Foundation has announced the establishment of a new fellowship – the Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship.

The new fellowship was created by the ACI Carolinas Chapter with the aim of improving the chapter and increasing the number of student chapters in the Carolinas.

The chapter named the fellowship to honor Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall, for the tremendous dedication the McCalls have for the concrete community and the Carolinas Chapter of ACI. This $7,000 fellowship will be awarded to students who are either Undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. students in construction, design, education, or materials programs during the year of the award. The student should be an active member of an ACI Student Chapter affiliated with the Carolinas Chapter; a student in good standing with a University in North Carolina or South Carolina; or an active member of an ACI Student Chapter in the United States.

This new fellowship will be awarded to a deserving student beginning in 2015, and brings the total number of fellowships available in 2015 to eleven. The application deadline has been extended to November 30, 2014.

The ACI Foundation offers fellowship and scholarship opportunities to students whose studies relate to the concrete industry. ACI Foundation Fellowship awards are granted to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students who are studying engineering, construction management, or other related fields of study in the area of concrete.

Fellowship applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member to be considered for these awards. Those students receiving Fellowships also receive paid travel and registration to three ACI Conventions, and assignment to an industry mentor.

Founded in 1989, the ACI Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by the American Concrete Institute to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry by supporting research and scholarships while also serving as an independent resource to provide thought leadership and strategic direction for the concrete industry. The Scholarship Council, Strategic Development Council, and Concrete Research Council are all councils of the ACI Foundation.

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