Texas Builders Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

 The Texas Builders Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its fall 2018 scholarship awards. 21 outstanding students were selected to receive the Texas Builders Foundation Scholarships.

“We were very impressed with the quality and diversity of this year’s applicants. These individuals are to be commended for their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, work ethic and leadership potential,” said Michael Biggerstaff, chairman of the Texas Builders Foundation Board of Trustees and president of Biggerstaff Homes, Inc. “We – the Foundation’s Trustees and its supporters – are dedicated to helping young people achieve a certification or degree in a construction related field, to providing opportunities for employment as building industry professionals, and to helping Texans achieve the dream of homeownership. The Foundation is committed to opening these doors across our state.”
The scholarship 21 recipients – a record number – for the fall 2018 semester are:
Jonathan Alvarez, Sulphur Springs, Texas A&M University
Armando Avelar, Azle, Tarrant County College
Michael Bonugli, Wimberley, Texas State Technical College-Waco
Rebecca Cantu, La Feria, Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
Joshua Covarrubias, Saginaw, Tarrant County College
Tyler Emo, Wylie, Texas A&M University
Emily “Kate” Gause, Helotes, Texas A&M University
Michael Good, San Antonio, St. Phillip’s College
Dawson Helms, Maud, Texarkana College
Kaleb Henning, Refugio, Texas State University
Bryan Hurtado, Yoakum, Blinn College-Bryan
Jose Ipina, Laredo, Laredo Community College
Shannon Kay, Robinson, Texas Tech University
Abbigail McNiel, Jarrell, Texas State University
Manuel Melgar, Fort Worth, University of Texas at Arlington
Wyatt Pahl, College Station, Texas A&M University
Ricardo Perez, Alvarado, Tarrant County College
Ricardo Rios, Laredo, Laredo Community College
Kobie Stephens, Montgomery, Tulsa Welding School
Edward Valencia, Hereford, Amarillo College
McKinnon White, Longview, University of Texas at Tyler
“On behalf of the Trustees, I want to thank the building community in Texas for its support of the Texas Builders Foundation and for the financial commitment that our industry is making in our future. It is an honor to help these young people realize their dream of a higher education, and we look forward to following their academic careers as they work toward entering the construction industry,” said Biggerstaff.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: The Texas Builders Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Association of Builders, serves as a resource to students, the residential building industry, and the citizens of the State of Texas. Its mission is to support and develop the future of Texas’ construction workforce and facilitate the charitable activities of the residential construction industry. The foundation awards student scholarships to individuals enrolled in Texas’ technical and trade schools, as well as to those in community colleges and universities that offer construction degrees.
Established on February 5, 2010, this corporation was organized exclusively as a private charitable foundation within the meaning of Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. All contributions to the Texas Builders Foundation are tax deductible. For more information or to make a donation, visit TexasBuildersFoundation.org.