Mel C. Marshall Scholarship

The scholarship was developed to encourage high school seniors or college students to enroll in careers related to the precast concrete industry and to provide opportunities for those students who receive financial support to liaise with CPCA.

Who May Apply:

Any high school senior or current college student who will be enrolling fulltime in an academic institution for the academic year beginning in the semester following the date of application. The student’s academic field must be related to the building, construction or PRECAST concrete industry (can include safety, accounting, IT, etc.) The applicant must be a California resident.

How to Apply:

The following materials must be included with the application:

  • A transcript of high school grades and/or college grades, through the latest grading period prior to the date of the application. The high school transcript must include ACT/SAT scores and class standing.
  • A letter of recommendation from the high school or college faculty.
  • A letter of sponsorship from a CPCA member considered to be in good standing. (Contact the CPCA office if you need help contacting a member).

Academic Institution:

The academic institution will be either a college/university or community college located in the United States which has a minimum two-year program related to the building, construction or PRECAST industry.

Scholarship Program:

After approval by the Scholarship Committee, awards of $500 per semester will be provided to recipients who meet the following criteria:

  • Maintains a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. If grades fall below this level, he/she will be placed on probation for one semester. If grade level does not return to the needed level, future scholarship awards will be forfeited.
  • Continues to follow a course of study in the fields reference above.
  • Submits transcripts each semester as soon as they are available.
  • Provides proof of enrollment in an approved educational institution.

Scholarship Awarding Process:

Scholarship applications are requested by October 31 for the academic year beginning the following fall, and by April 30 for the following spring semester.

Applications will be received by the CPCA office and reviewed by CPCA staff to ensure that the applications have been completed correctly, and that all requested information has been provided.

CPCA staff will remove the names of the student, parents and the applicant’s sponsor prior to passing the applications on to the Scholarship Committee. The Committee will use established criteria to score the students on an equal points system based on items included with the applicant’s submission. Scholarships will be awarded to the top scoring applicants.

Click here for the application.