Scholarship Winners Announced

BCA & NICAF Award $10,500 With 2019 Scholarship Programs

BCA proudly announces winners of the 2019 Presidential Merit Scholarship, the Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and NICAF Construction Scholarship programs. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in a construction-related college degree program. 

$2500 Presidential Merit Scholarship Winner

Emily Hower is a student at Ball State pursuing her architecture degree. She has been an intern at Elevatus Architecture the past year. She took at 15-year break from college after earning her Associates degree to raise her three children and be the main influence in their lives. During that time, she was also active in leadership roles in several nonprofits and philanthropic organizations. While helping women through her volunteer work, she realized it was time to complete her dream of completing the architecture degree she had started. She has been on the Dean’s list every semester since returning three semesters ago. She believes that through education and the built environment, we can make great strides toward improving social issues and become a more unified and beautiful place to live, work and fellowship.

$2000 Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship Winner

Joel Deininger is a 2019 graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School who will be starting at Purdue University this fall to earn his Construction Management Technology degree. He is the son of Thomas Deininger, an employee of Shambaugh & Son. He believes construction is an industry with endless possibilities. All that is needed is a vision that can be turned into reality with planning, hard work, and dedication. He likes the idea that he can help make something greater than the sum of its parts while working with other people to build great things. While he is undecided on the specific job he wants after graduation, he wants to stay in his hometown of Fort Wayne, a city he wants to help make better through his work in the construction field.

$1500 Northeast Indiana Construction Advancement Foundation Construction Scholarship - Four Winners

Leyton Gregory is currently a student at Purdue Fort Wayne entering his senior year as a construction engineering major.  He will graduate in the Spring of 2020 and continue his career as a Construction Estimator.  

Joshua Longardner is also a student at Purdue Fort Wayne.  He will graduate in 2020 with a degree in Construction Engineering Technology.  He has several family members who work or own small construction businesses so Joshua has already had an opportunity to gain some experience in a variety of jobs within the construction industry.

Conner Lundquist is a 2017 graduate of Central Noble High School.  He has an anticipated graduation date of 2021 from Purdue Fort Wayne.  He also works at Schenkel Construction about 30 hours a week which makes for a busy workload.  He is majoring in Construction Technology and minoring in Business to help him achieve his goal of becoming a project manager/field superintendent.  He has attention to detail and propensity to use previous knowledge to help him solve complex problems.  



Nelva Rita Nse Ndong is one of the few female students in the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science at Purdue Fort Wayne and will graduate in May of 2021.  Her decision to pursue her engineering degree was not merely about money or job security, but rather her passion for building and logical applications used in design.  She is an intern with FWCS where they're undergoing many large capital improvement projects, and she has the opportunity to be exposed to Architectural, Interior Design, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Site Development and Structural Engineering.  

Look for 2020 Scholarship Applications & Guidelines to be posted by December 2019.