The AGC of Ohio Education Foundation, a 501-C3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1999 to promote the commercial construction industry and encourage students to consider careers in construction. The Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships since its first awards in 2000. AGC divisions and members can sponsor scholarships in their name through the Education Foundation with a one-time donation of $20,000.
The Education Foundation currently awards 29 scholarships to students pursing construction-related degrees at a college or university. A panel of construction professionals selects the scholarship recipients based on their cumulative grade point average, work experience, extra-curricular activities and achievements, financial need, and an essay. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a 2.5 minimum GPA (out of 4.0), and an undergraduate going into at least the second year of a 2-year, 4-year or 5-year degree program during the academic year. Scholarships are awarded in the spring and applications for the following year are posted in the fall.