“MBA Pierce encourages young professionals to consider and pursue a career in the home building industry,” said MBA Pierce Executive Officer Jeremiah Lafranca. “There’s been a significant shortage in the trades in recent years. We hope MBA Pierce scholarships motivate and inspire students to further their education in this field.”
Two winners were chosen based on the applicant’s field of study, extracurricular activities and building industry work experiences.
This year’s winners are:
- Kenneth Brooks – Construction Management, University of Washington
- Jon Huntington – Construction Management, Southern Methodist University
The scholarship applications were reviewed and evaluated by a committee made up of MBA Pierce members, who then selected the winning recipients.
MBA Pierce’s scholarships are funded solely by its member donations. The 2019 fundraising effort raised just over $20,000 for our scholarship fund. MBA Pierce plans to use remaining funds toward developing a trades program for youth.
If you are interested in more information about MBA Pierce’s Scholarship Program, please contact Sheryl Bushaw at 253-272-2112.