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Terracon Foundation Awards $110,300 in Grants and Scholarships

OLATHE, Kan. ­­– The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $110,300 to grant and scholarship recipients. The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where they live and work.

The Terracon Foundation bi-annually awards funds in the grant categories of universities and community organizations, and annually presents funds for scholarships supporting dependents of employees. To date, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.4 million in grant funds.

Dependent Scholarships

The Terracon Foundation distributed $26,000 in scholarship grants to 13 dependents of Terracon employees who are pursuing four-year degrees through a community college, college, or university.

“Through the Terracon Foundation, we have been able to support the education of at least 68 young adults in the last four years,” said Swaminathan Srinivasan, P.E., president of Terracon. “We have confidence in the next generation of students, and the scholarships are one way we demonstrate our support for industry-focused higher education across the country.”

University Grants

As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presented university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

This year, the Terracon Foundation has presented $38,500 to six universities:

Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma, Norman

Texas

  • Texas A&M University – San Antonio, San Antonio
  • Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Lubbock
  • The University of Texas Foundation, Austin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio

Community Grants

The Terracon Foundation has awarded $45,800 in community grants to 15 local, nonprofit organizations whose employees are actively engaged with an emphasis on education and the built and natural environment.

Requesting Terracon Location Community Grant Recipient Organization Grant Recipient Location
Tuscon, Ariz. Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society (SAEMS) Tuscon, Ariz.
Hartford, Conn. Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. St. Louis, Mo.
Winter Park, Fla. School Board of Polk County Davenport, Fla.
Savannah, Ga. Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity Savannah, Ga.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Arc of East Central Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Feed Iowa First Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Olathe, Kan. Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri Kansas City, Mo.
Olathe, Kan. L3 Love-Literacy-Life, Inc. Leawood, Kan.
Wichita, Kan. Lake Afton Public Observatory Goddard, Kan.
Olathe, Kan. National Society of Black Engineers Alexandria, Va.
Louisville, Ky. Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, Inc. Louisville, Ky.
Raleigh, N.C. Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood Cary, N.C.
Cincinnati, Ohio CrossRoads Missions Louisville, Ky.
Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. Systematic Tutoring Resulting in the Development of Essential
Skills (STRIDES)
Greenville, S.C.
San Antonio, Texas Roof Consultants Institute Foundation Raleigh, N.C.

For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit terracon.com/foundation/.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices with services in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 30th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.