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The Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial essay contest was developed to help future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship aims to teach these specifiers a little about hot-dip galvanizing while providing them with funding for their education.

To apply, please fill out the form below and attach your essay.  Your essay must answer one of the following two questions in 1,000-2,000 words and be in Word, Rich Text Format, or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. 

Essay Questions (choose one)

  1. Think about a specific market (e.g. utility, bridge/highway, buildings, etc.) where you notice corrosion taking place. Which of these markets do you feel would benefit the most from utilizing more hot-dip galvanized steel? Provide justification for your position. 
  2. The Department of Transportation has tasked you to think of ways to decrease the amount of tax dollars spent on infrastructure, particularly on repairs.  Provide a detailed analysis of cost and performance as to why you would suggest hot-dip galvanized structural steel and/or galvanized rebar as the preferred solution.

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