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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.  Watch the AGA’s Galvanized Steel Studies (GSS) Playlist on YouTube at ( After watching the videos and listening to the specifiers’ comments, make an argument for a structure in your community/campus that is galvanized and why it was a good idea OR select a structure not galvanized and explain how it could benefit from the coating. Refer to specific GSS videos and specifiers when making your argument.
  2. How do you think hot-dip galvanizing projects now will benefit our future? Consider the three tenets of sustainability (social, economic, and environmental). 

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