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The MCIB Educational Fund was established to provide financial assistance to area engineering students pursuing degrees that place an emphasis on concrete and concrete design. An additional category was added to the criteria - an award to students majoring in construction engineering and construction management. Scholarship awards are based on financial need, academic achievement, character, leadership capacity and career interest.

There were some outstanding applicants and we are pleased to announce that 1 was selected for the Gold Award and 2 for the Silver Award.

NATHAN GRAHL, University of Missouri Kansas City
Major: Civil Engineering
Expected Graduation: May, 2012
Scholarship Gold Award: $3,000

Mr. Grahl plans to pursue a master's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis on concrete materials. He is a member of several professional organizations and maintains a 3.5 grade point average.
SHELLEY SCHLAGEL, Pittsburg State University
Major: Construction Management/Interior Design
Minor: Construction Technology
Expected Graduation: December, 2012
Scholarship Silver Award: $1,000

Ms. Schlagel receives her degree in December, 2012 and plans to pursue a career in interior design and construction management. She has been active in several professional organizations and maintains a GPA of 3.95.
CHRIS HEFFRON, Pittsburg State University
Major: Construction Engineering Technology
Expected Graduation: 2014
Scholarship Silver Award: $1,000

Mr. Heffron seeks a degree in Construction Engineering Technology and plans to join a construction related firm. He has been involved in several construction organizations and maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.94.


The Mid-West Concrete Industry Board has established a perpetual fund known as the Midwest Concrete Industry Board Educational Fund. The Fund is an endowment fund that will provide financial assistance to college engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or higher degree that includes concrete and concrete design courses as an integral part of their degree program.

Types and amounts of aid shall be granted at the discretion of the Board of Directors of The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and may include, but are not necessarily limited to: funds for tuition, books, supplies, projects, or special needs. Student concrete projects associated with their degree program may be considered for assistance. Financial assistance will be awarded based on available funds.

Grants may be based on any of the following: financial need, academic achievement, curriculum, growth, character, leadership capacity, and career interest.


  • Applicant's permanent residence as indicated on college records or the high school of record must be within the states of Kansas or Missouri and either (a) within a 150-mile radius from a point on the KansasIMissouri state line at highway 1-35; or (b) within a 25-mile radius of the main U.S. Post Office at the mailing address ofa current MCIB member .
  • Applicant must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science or higher degree that includes concrete and concrete design courses as an integral part of their degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in or have completed concrete or concrete design courses.
  • Applicant must not be a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece or nephew of an Advisory Committee member .
  • Part-time student applicants will be limited to junior class status or above. The scholarship award to part-time students will be commensurate with the costs.
  • The application must be typewritten. Responses to questions on the application must be answered on the form, with the exception of the essay question, which may be typed on a separate sheet and attached to the application. The application must be accompanied by a college transcript.
  • (a) A statement of appraisal of the applicant in terms of potential for growth, character, leadership capacity, and career interest from three evaluators is required; at least one should be from a faculty member. The statements of appraisal must be returned directly to MCIB by each evaluator.
    (b) Applicants must ensure that MCIB has received these appraisals before application deadline.
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