How to Apply for DEPARTMENT Scholarships

The Department of Building Construction (BC) and Myers-Lawson School of Construction is fortunate to have generous benefactors who care about helping students achieve their educational goals through financial assistance and merit recognition of deserving students. 

Our scholarships are awarded annually in the spring to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in BC. We have both need-based and merit-based, in-state and out-of-state requirements for differing scholarships. Completing all components of the Building Construction General Scholarship application will ensure that you will be considered for any scholarship for which you are eligible. Please take considerable time and care to prepare your scholarship application. The General Scholarship Application deadline is March 1, 2023, at which time the application process will be closed. Scholarship awards will be made by May 1, 2022. 


Department Scholarships 

  • Branscome Inc. Scholarship
  • Builders' Foundation Scholarship
  • Catharine & Preston White Endowed Scholarship
  • Carl & Jame Belt Graduate Fellowship
  • Cecil & Shirlee Maxson Scholarship
  • Clark Construction Scholarship
  • Fluor Scholarship
  • Hazel-Pruitt Scholarship Malm Family Scholarship
  • HITT Contracting Scholarship
  • Home Builders Association of Virginia
  • Malm Family Scholarship
  • M. David Jester Scholarship
  • Northern Virginia Builders Association Auxiliary Scholarship
  • Peter C Snyder Memorial Scholarship
  • Richard D. Bishop Scholarship
  • Robert H & Janice G Wells Scholarship
  • Ron Wakefield Scholarship
  • Swinerton Scholarship
  • Thomas & Nannie Beavers Scholarship
  • Vincent J. Cilimberg Scholarship
  • William L. Favrao, Jr. Scholarship
  • Don Z. Filson Scholarship


External Scholarship Offerings

External offerings made independent of the department are sent out to students via the student listserv. They each require a separate application and have varying deadlines. 



The Department of Building Construction is fortunate to have several endowed and annual scholarship offerings. 

2022 - 2023 Award Report

2020 - 2021 Award Report     

2019 - 2020 Award Report

2018 - 2019 Awards Report

2017 - 2018 Awards Report 

2016 - 2017 Awards Report

2015 - 2016 Awards Report

2014 - 2015 Awards Report

2013-2014 Awards Report

2012-2013 Awards Report

2011-2012 Awards Report

2010-2011 Awards Report

Visit VT's financial aid pages for more scholarship opportunities: 

VT Financial Aid



In order to be considered for any need-based scholarship, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st. Students must show need eligibility based on the results of the FAFSA. Failure to do so in a timely manner may result in loss of scholarship award. 

How FAFSA Works

The following is a video from the Kahn Academy that explains what FAFSA is and the processing procedure for the application: