Elford, Inc. is committed to the development of minority business enterprises and current and future construction professionals throughout the regions we serve. We recognize the need to assist minority businesses and have a proven strong and successful MBE / FBE/ EDGE/ DBE utilization program through which we have achieved outstanding utilization percentage rates on our projects. Elford serves as a mentor to minority and disadvantaged leadership teams, providing opportunities to enhance their skills and capabilities through coaching and professional development.
Elford, Inc. wishes to enhance our commitment in support of our diversity initiative by investing in the education of our future construction leaders by offering a $500 scholarship to be awarded annually to a child of an owner and/or employee of a Central Ohio MBE / FBE / EDGE / DBE certified business directly affiliated with Elford, Inc.
The applicant must be between the ages of 17 – 23 and pursuing a higher education 1. degree in the construction, architectural, or engineering field, or from an institution offering programs in any of the construction trades.
The applicant can be an employee of a Central Ohio MBE/FBE/EDGE/DBE certified 2. business or their parent / guardian must be an owner and/or employee of a Central Ohio MBE / FBE / EDGE / DBE certified business, affiliated with Elford, Inc. (Central Ohio includes the counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union).
The applicant must submit the attached application and a typed / written 500 - 750 1. word essay answering the questions below.
All entries must be received by 2. Friday July 20, 2012 by 4:00 pm. Please mail or drop of your application and essay to:
Attn: Denise Gilliam , Community Outreach Coordinator
1220 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
C. Judging / Award
Elford’s selection committee will review the submitted applications and essays and 1. select one (1) recipient for the scholarship.
The recipient of the Diversity Initiative Scholarship will be notified by Wednesday 2. August 1, 2012. He or She will be presented with a $500 check paid to the order of an institution of his or her choice at our quarterly minority outreach luncheon.
D. Essay Question
Please respond to the following three questions in a 500 – 750 word typed essay.
1. Why have you chosen the construction industry for your career path?
2. Describe a challenge faced by the construction industry today.
3. How do you hope to help alleviate this challenge?
If you have questions, please contact Denise Gilliam at 614-545-2496 or email@example.com.