Each year the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers awards up to five scholarships of at least $2,000. These scholarships are a one-year grant for direct educational expenses. Students may re-apply in subsequent years.
The following scholarship opportunities are available for undergraduate students pursuing an education in a field of study that will open opportunities to work in the crushed stone, sand, gravel, and industrial mineral mining industry in Illinois or a career teaching Earth Science or Geology. More information, including scholarship requirements and an online application, can be found at https://www.iaap-aggregates.org/education-foundation-scholarship.html.
Education Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship supports students learning and training to be the next generation of professionals in the industry. Applicant must be majoring, or intends to major, in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in the aggregates industry such as (but not limited to):
- Civil Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Science
- Geological Engineering
- Mineral Science
- Mining Engineering
Joanne Kluessendorf Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to promote the education of individuals seeking a career in teaching Earth Science or Geology to students or the general public. Applicant must be majoring, or intends to major, in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in education. Possible areas of study may include Earth Science, Geology, Environmental Science, or Natural History Museum Programs.
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