2014-15 CCHRB Scholarship Announced!

You are invited to apply for a scholarship funded by the Chicago Committee on High-Rise Buildings (CCHRB). This $5,000 annual scholarship program supports eligible students at any college or university with an alumnus who serves as a member of the CCHRB.

Before you do anything else, and as soon as possible:
Please send an email to Charlie Carter (carter@aisc.org) to say that you intend to apply. This step will help us to better estimate how many applications to expect and plan for the review and selection process.

Eligibility:
The following criteria must be met:
  • The student’s area of study must be directly related to some aspect of the design, construction, operation, and/or rehabilitation of high-rise buildings.  This includes, but is not necessarily limited to architecture, engineering, construction management, and real estate.
  • Graduate students are eligible; highly qualified senior and junior-level undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.
  • The student must have at least one, and preferably two, semesters remaining.

Selection Criteria:
CCHRB will select the applicant(s) who have best demonstrated that they deserve to receive an award. In addition to an essay or proposal, the selection criteria include academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and financial need. No one criterion is more important than another.

Application Requirements: 
Please provide the following:
1. Completed CCHRB scholarship application (available in Word or PDF format).
2. An official transcript.
3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably from an advisor, professor, department head, etc.
4. A statement of study (choose from two options: a proposal or an essay).
a. Submit a proposal to conduct specific research or study related to the economic design,
   construction, operation, and/or rehabilitation of high-rise buildings. This can be conducted as part of
   an independent study class, a design studio, laboratory investigations, field investigations of existing
   construction, or travel and documentation; it may include ongoing research being conducted by the
   student through the University. A specific work product is expected and, the CCHRB may ask to view
   that work product for compliance with the proposal.
b. Submit an essay-style personal statement summarizing the practicality, originality, and applicability of
   your academic pursuits to the purpose of the CCHRB (see www.cchrb.org). Your essay can be as brief
   or as detailed as you wish. Following are some suggested topics to address: What major are you
   pursuing and why? What has been your favorite class and why? In what extracurricular activities have
   you participated? Describe your financial need, if any. What are your plans for after graduation?
5. Statement from University of applicant's level of financial need, if any.

Deadline:
Please send your application by email, or by U.S. mail with a postmark on or before December 6, 2014 to Charlie Carter at carter@aisc.org or AISC, One East Wacker Drive, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60601. At its sole discretion, the CCHRB will make the award either in two parts (semester system), three parts (quarter system) or one part. A winner will be selected and announced in January 2015.

Click here to see previous years' winners!
2014-15 CCHRB Scholarship Announcement
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