Blog|February 9, 2023

AGC CEF Announces 2022 Scholarship & Grant Winners

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC of California) and AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF) are pleased to announce our 2022 Scholarship & Grant Recipients!

Thanks to contributions from all nine AGC of California District Boards, the AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF) board of directors, Marina Landscape, and California Landscaping and Irrigation Council (CLIC), a record-breaking $134,500 in scholarships and grants were awarded in 2022, making it the highest amount awarded in single year in AGC of California & AGC CEF history! Scholarships were awarded to 44 individuals including students pursuing a college degree in construction-related majors as well as individuals pursuing a career in the skilled trades. Grants were awarded to 19 different AGC Student Chapters, middle/high schools, CTE/ROP, pre-apprenticeship programs, community-based and/or non-profit programs in California.

Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship & Grant Recipients!

Marina Landscape, Inc. Scholarship

  • Francesca Giannotta, UC Santa Barbara – $2,500

California Landscaping and Irrigation Council Scholarship

  • Luke Sanchez, Mt. San Antonio College – $1,000

AGC of California Bay Bridges District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Daniel Aguirre, Alameda County Electrical Apprenticeship – $1,000
  • Jose Arellano-Mayorga, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Training Program – $1,000
  • Dustin Candler, Alameda County Electrical Apprenticeship – $1,000
  • Gustavo Chavez, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Training Program – $1,000
  • Liam Cochrane, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Training Program – $1,000
  • Danielle Colina, Loyola Marymount University – $1,500
  • Filiberto Garcia Nunez, CSU Sacramento – $2,000
  • Cesar Martinez, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Training Program – $1,000
  • Alexis Morales, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Training Program – $1,000
  • Ana Pano, UC Berkeley Extension – $1,000
  • Maria Ruiz, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Training Program – $1,000
  • Marin Builders Association – $2,500
  • Rising Sun Center for Opportunity – $2,500

AGC of California Delta-Sierra District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • CSU Chico AGC Student Chapter – $2,500
  • CSU Chico Women in Construction Student Chapter – $2,000
  • CSU Sacramento AGC Student Chapter – $2,500
  • Laguna Creek High School Green Energy Technology Academy – $2,000
  • Lincoln High School Engineering and Construction Academy – $2,000
  • Rosemont High School Engineering, Construction, and Design Academy – $2,000
  • Sheldon High School Building Trades – $2,000

AGC of California Eureka-Shasta District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Anthony McDermott, CSU Chico – $3,000
  • CSU Chico AGC Student Chapter – $6,000
  • CSU Chico Women in Construction Student Chapter – $3,000

AGC of California Los Angeles District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Maria Herrera, Southwest Carpenters – $2,000
  • Lilia Huerta, Southwest Carpenters – $2,000
  • Lea Shagiakhmetova, UC Los Angeles – $2,000
  • Grace Warrick, Biola University – $2,000
  • Cal Poly Pomona AGC Student Chapter – $2,000
  • CSU Long Beach – $2,000

AGC of California Orange County District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Katherine Mendoza, CSU Fullerton – $5,000
  • CSU Fullerton AGC Student Chapter – $1,500

AGC of California Riverside-San Bernardino District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Evan Allen, California Baptist University – $2,500
  • Rebecca Perrington, California Baptist University – $2,500
  • California Baptist University AGC Student Chapter – $5,000

AGC of California San Joaquin District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Dustin Candler, Alameda County Electrical Apprenticeship – $1,000
  • Fredy Merida de Leon, Cal Poly Pomona – $1,250
  • Alejandro Quezada, CSU Fresno – $2,250
  • CSU Fresno AGC Student Chapter – $2,500

AGC of California South Bay District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Zhixiang Chen, CSU San Jose – $1,750
  • Alexandra De La Cruz, Arizona State University – $1,750
  • CSU San Jose – $2,500
  • Santa Clara University – $2,500
  • Stanford University – $2,500

AGC of California Tri-Counties District Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Samuel Arreola, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $1,000
  • Taylor Austin, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $500
  • Colette Burd, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $1,500
  • Francesca Giannotta, UC Santa Barbara – $1,000
  • Luka Kosor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $1,000
  • Cole Lewis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $1,500
  • Daniel Lombardi, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $1,500
  • Luke Martin, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $1,500
  • Isaac Perez Martinez, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – $500
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo AGC Student Chapter – $5,000

Construction Education Foundation Scholarship & Grant Recipients

  • Hector Casillas Loza, CSU Sacramento – $1,250
  • Zhixiang Chen, CSU San Jose – $1,750
  • Jesse Davidson, Sierra College – $3,500
  • Mitieli Gonemaituba, CSU Sacramento – $1,250
  • Jonathan Hernandez, Southwest Carpenters – $1,500
  • Alaina Mehilis, CSU Sacramento – $1,250
  • Christopher Pilot, Consumnes River College Construction Pre-Apprenticeship – $1,000
  • Anastasiia Potrymai, CSU Sacramento – $3,500
  • Ruben Rendon, Cypress Mandela Pre-Apprentice Training Program – $1,500
  • Luke Sanchez, Mt. San Antonio College – $3,500
  • Galt Future Farmers of America – $5,000

I am beyond grateful to AGC of California for their generosity. Thank you to the Marina and CLIC Scholarships for making it possible to continue furthering my education. With their support, I was able to gain the knowledge necessary to excel as an environmental engineering intern within the construction industry this past summer. I couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you, AGC of California!”

– Francesca Giannotta, UC Santa Barbara

“Thank you, AGC of California. The CLIC scholarship has been a blessing. Being a student & also working for a general contractor has been a lot of work, but seeing that others have confidence in me & support me on my journey has been really encouraging. The scholarship will help me continue excelling & achieve my goal of earning a bachelor’s.”

– Luke Sanchez, Mt. San Antonio College

AGC CEF understands the essential role trained talent plays in our industry’s ability to perform construction and improvement projects vital to the way Californian’s live, work and play. As we look to the future, we have new and exciting ways to invest in the most important part of our industry: our workforce. AGC CEF offers innovative programs, such as our scholarship programs, to current industry professionals and students pursuing an education and career in construction so that they have the support needed to advance their careers in construction. As a non-profit, AGC CEF is 100% dependent on charitable donations and grant funds to successfully operate these programs and support the industry.

Please join us as we work together to ensure a prosperous future for the construction industry.

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