The NUCA of DC Foundation for Education is pleased to announce that two scholarships are open for applications.   The NUCA of DC Foundation for Education was launched in 2017, and awarded its first scholarships in 2018.  We are excited to continue the tradition for the third year in a row. Scholarship Applications are due May 31, 2021 and will be awarded in June 2021. There will be up to two scholarships awarded:

  1. Awarded to a high school senior, current college or graduate school student planning to attend a 4 year university full-time,  and pursuing a field of study relevant to the construction industry.
  2. Awarded to an individual who is attending or plans to attend an approved vocational/technical program that is relevant to the utility construction/excavation industry

All applicants must be current employees or the immediate family members (legal spouse or child) of a current employee of a NUCA of Metropolitan Washington DC member company in good standing at the time of application submission. Do you need a flyer to post at your office, yard, or break room?  Pass out with paychecks?  Here it is: NUCA DC Scholarship Flyer 2021


2021 College Scholarship:  $1,000 Eligible applicant:  Current High School senior or full-time college/graduate school student planning to attend an accredited 4-year university as a full time student as of Fall 2021. The NUCA of Metro DC Scholarship Committee will consider applicant’s scholastic standing, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, career goals, past employment and/or leadership roles, essay, letters of recommendation. See information and application: 2021 NUCA DC Scholarship-Application-and-Eligibility-Requirements

2021 Technical Education Scholarship:  $1,000 Eligible Applicant:  Anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of  construction.  Applicant MUST be enrolled or  accepted into an approved accredited program and must pursue a degree,  certification or credential in construction-related program scheduled  to start between July and December 2021.  The NUCA of Metro DC Scholarship Committee will consider applicant’s career goals, current and past employment and/or leadership roles, and letters of recommendation. See Information and Application: 2021 VoTech Scholarship Application and Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the NUCA of DC Scholarships, there are FOUR scholarships offered by NUCA nationally.

  • D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship:   $8,000 award ($2,000/year over four years)
  • NUCA $4,000 Scholarship:  $4,000 award ($1,000/year over four years)
  • William & Shirley Burgett Scholarship:  $2,000 one-time award
  • NUCA $1,000 Scholarship:   $1,000 award ($500/year over two years for those enrolling in two-year programs) .

NUCA National Scholarship Eligibility: Any high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a NUCA member company in good standing at the time of the application deadline may apply. This includes dependents of employees of NUCA members, high school student employees of NUCA members.   Deadline: May 31, 2021. For Application and more information, click HERE!