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News|February 26, 2021

Announcing Marina & CLIC Scholarship Winners

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) and AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF) are pleased to announce the recipients of the AGC Safety Professional Scholarship!

The scholarships, valued at $2,500 and $1,000 respectively, have been awarded to two students who portray academic excellence working towards a degree in the following fields of interest: landscape construction, engineering, construction management, business administration, and/or related fields. The scholarships were also open to members of union trades specific to landscape careers.
Congratulations to our recipients:

  • Ali Oghani, CSU Chico; Marina Scholarship – $2,500
  • William Talamaivao, CSU Fullerton; CLIC Scholarship – $1,000

I am extremely thankful to Marina and AGC as they offered me the scholarship on probably the most difficult year of my life. I was struggling with unemployment and the pandemic. There was no way I could afford to work this semester due to the heavy class load and the Marina Scholarship made it so much easier for me to achieve my goal of getting my bachelor’s degree.

– Ali Oghani, CSU Chico 

The CLIC scholarship was such a blessing. I have been working as a contractor for small construction and landscape projects for free to help other students get experience for the real world while making a difference! The CLIC team made it possible for me to continue helping others while supporting my schooling. I couldn’t have kept moving forward without their help. Thank you CLIC!

​- William Talamaivao, CSU Fullerton 

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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