Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), has named Charles Bozarth of Boaz, Ala. the November recipient of the Go Build Student of the Month scholarship award.
With a focus in building construction, Bozarth recently served as foreman in the statewide Team Build and Design Contest, leading his team to victory. He also holds multiple titles for his work in the Skills USA Carpentry Competition at both the district and state levels.
“When I’m building, I don’t feel like I’m working because I enjoy it,” said Bozarth. “I enjoy building things with my hands, and when a problem arises somethings the solution just comes naturally.”
After graduating from the Etowah County Career Technical Center in May 2018, Bozarth has his sights set on earning a carpentry certificate and an electrical degree from Gadsden State Community College.
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.