New ACI Foundation Awards Funded by Three Generous Donors

New ACI Foundation Awards announcedMaster Builders Solutions, the ACI Georgia Chapter, and the ACI Ontario Chapter have generously funded three new ACI Foundation awards. The awards will further the ACI Foundation’s mission of funding students and nurturing the future of concrete.

Master Builders Solutions Concrete Materials Scholarship

Master Builders Solutions Concrete Materials Scholarship is for graduate students pursuing an advanced degree related to the concrete industry with a focus on material science. Applications will be considered from candidates who are studying the use of admixtures (fibers, water reducers etc.) to advance the use of concrete.

“Master Builder Solutions commits itself to the continued growth of the concrete and construction industry. The ACI Foundation’s student award program is an excellent opportunity for the industry to gain access to the best and brightest,” said Dr. Bruce J. Christensen, Senior Vice President for Master Builders Solutions Admixtures. “The industry benefits from the ACI Foundation and we will continue to support this high caliber program.”

Nicholas F. Maloof, Jr. ACI Georgia Chapter Fellowship

Nicholas F. Maloof, Jr. ACI Georgia Chapter Fellowship is for graduate or undergraduate students studying an advanced degree related to the concrete industry with a focus on construction or building material sciences. Applications will be considered from candidates who are graduates of a Georgia school (high school or undergraduate). Further preference will be for candidates who are a dependent of a Georgia resident.

ACI Ontario Chapter Graduate Scholarship

ACI Ontario Chapter Graduate Scholarship is for any student who has completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institute. At the time of acceptance of this award (but not necessarily at the time of application) the applicant has to have a letter of acceptance for graduate study. The graduate program must be in concrete research or concrete construction at an accredited university in Ontario, Canada, (Toronto, Royal Military College, Laurentian, Lakehead, McMaster, Ryerson, Western, Guelph, Queens, or Waterloo), that offers a graduate program in either concrete design or construction. The student must be a full-time graduate student during the entire scholarship award term.

“The scholarship honors a student that embodies the dedication and hard work that Nick Bada brought to the industry,” stated Alain Belanger, retired Product Manager, National Concrete Accessories, and Secretary/Treasurer of the ACI Ontario Chapter. “Nick was the president of the Chapter and Chair of the 1990 ACI convention in Toronto, Canada. He championed student initiatives and taught concrete related courses at Ryerson University.”

The 2022-2023 Scholarship and Fellowship application cycle opens July 1, 2021, and closes on November 2, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Mandatory internships would occur during the summer of 2022 and the full award cycle covers the 2022 fall semester through the 2023 spring semester. Additional application details are also available at

About the ACI Foundation

The ACI Foundation began in 1989. It promotes progress, innovation, and also collaboration. Additionally, it is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation. Firstly, the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry. Secondly, the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies. And lastly, the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.

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