Apply for the 2024 ABC of Metro Washington Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 10, 2024 by 4:00PM EST

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington Scholarship Application and Eligibility

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ABC of Metro Washington Workforce Development Committee has established a program of annual scholarship awards. ABC of Metro Washington will likely award multiple scholarships ranging from $500 - $5,000.

Selected scholarship candidates will be required to participate in a virtual 15-minute interview that is anticipated to take place in late April-early May.  Scholarship award notifications are anticipated in June. 


These scholarships are open to:

  1. Any full-time, part-time or incoming first-year students majoring in construction management, engineering, architecture, project management, or another construction-related degree program.  
  2. Students must be enrolled for the Fall semester of the following term at a college or university located in Prince George's County Maryland, Montgomery County Maryland or the District of Columbia. 
  3. Be enrolled, accepted or awaiting acceptance into, one of the construction management/construction-related degree programs listed in #2 above. 
  4. Applicants are encouraged to be participants in their college or university's ABC Student Chapter if Student Chapter is active and at their school. However, participation in the ABC Student Chapter is not an eligibility requirement.  

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Completion of this online application form (required).
  • Essay (required): Please attach your essay to this online application. In 500 words or less discuss why you are interested in the construction industry, your professional goals and how your education, skills, and experience will contribute to your success in your career. Describe why you should receive an ABC scholarship and how you will use the scholarship funds to further your education and professional goals.
  • Letter of Recommendation (required): Please attach a letter of recommendation, to the online application, from a teacher, counselor, or work supervisor. At the discretion of the recommender, this letter can be sealed and signed**. Only include one letter of recommendation.

**If the letter is sealed and signed, it cannot be uploaded and must be delivered to Kamita Marbury-Draughn, at ABC of Metro Washington 6901 Muirkirk Meadows Drive, Suite F, Beltsville, MD 20705.  

  • ABC of Metro Washington Student Chapter Membership Verification (not required): If you are a member of an ABC of Metro Washington Student Chapter, please have your faculty advisor include a short note verifying your membership and standing within the organization. If you currently or have held a leadership position, provide date(s) and position(s) held (President, Vice President, Secretary, etc.). ABC student chapter participation is not required to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Transcript (required): Please attach an unofficial transcript from your college. Incoming first-year students new to one of the construction-related degree programs can provide unofficial high school transcripts.