Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), is proud to announce Ivey Jordan of Danville, Ala. as the September recipient of the Go Build Student of the Month scholarship award.
As a current senior at Danville High School, Ivey is taking dual enrollment courses at Calhoun Community College and is focusing her studies on renewable energy.
“I’ve always loved building,” Ivey said. “I won first place in the state for my extreme birdhouse, and I love my Builders For Christ trips where we hang drywall.”
Ivey plans to continue her studies in renewable energy and then pursue a degree in construction and electrical engineering.
Go Build Alabama’s Student of the Month scholarship is given to one high school junior or senior every month during the school year by the ACRI. It is designed to support students who pursue careers in the construction industry, a field that offers a wide variety of rewarding career paths.
Upon graduation, recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education at an Alabama institution of higher education. Scholarships are made possible through proceeds from the Big Dog Poker Run, an annual motorcycle benefit ride organized by CraneWorks and Garrison Steel.
Teachers, principals, and other school personnel are encouraged to nominate students for our monthly Go Build Alabama Student of the Month award. To be eligible, students must be high school juniors or seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in construction. They must also be enrolled in, or have been enrolled in, technical courses related to the skilled trades, or have plans to continue their education in the construction industry after graduating high school.
Visit www.gobuildalabama.com to download a nomination form.