Who is eligible?
Any full- or part-time, undergraduate or graduate student of any age enrolled at an accredited college or university only in North America, during the 2012-2013 school year. High school students are not eligible to enter this contest. Qualifying majors include architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or other related field.
- 1st Place – $2,500
- 2nd Place – $1,500
- 3rd Place – $1,000
How long should entries be?
Essays should be at least 1000 words, but should not exceed 2000 words.
What style is most appropriate?
Judges will evaluate submissions based on relevance, accuracy, conciseness, and ingenuity. Please submit your essays in English.
How will essays be judged?
Each essay will be read and ranked by reviewers at the AGA. Final awards will be determined by both the AGA’s executive director and president.
Where do I start?
The AGA website provides a wealth of no-cost resources on hot-dip galvanizing information, including access to the current publications, printed articles, technical information resource CDs, and a variety of industry links.
When is the entry deadline?
March 31, 2013
How do I submit my entry?
Please ensure your entry form and essay are sent together. You will receive an email confirmation that your entry has been received. Please use our contact form for all questions. No phone calls please.
You may also print the entry form and fax your materials to 720-554-0909, or mail your entry to the following address:
American Galvanizers Association
Galvanize the Future Scholarship
6881 South Holly Circle, Suite 108
Centennial, CO 80112
How many times can I enter the 2012-2013 contest?
One entry will be accepted per student.
What about the winners?
Winners will be personally notified and announced on the AGA website in May 2013. The scholarship will be paid directly to the winning student’s educational institution. All submissions become the property of the American Galvanizers Association and will not be returned. Winning essays become the property of the American Galvanizers Association, which will, however, cooperate fully with the authors in the republication of essays.