OLATHE, Kan. – The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the award of $104,200 in community and university grants, and scholarships. 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 recent grants awarded by the Terracon Foundation represent a variety of local needs from a diverse group of nonprofit organizations where our employees are actively involved. These range from helping to educate students in STEM careers to building and maintaining trails,” said Matt Wheaton, chair of the Terracon Foundation and manager of the environmental department in Terracon’s Seattle office.
“The grants continue our commitment to helping prepare the next generation for careers in engineering. Each grant was championed by a Terracon employee who is actively involved in the organization or university,” Wheaton said.
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 $37,500 to five universities:
|University Grant Recipients||Location|
|Birmingham-Southern College||Birmingham, Ala.|
|University of Oklahoma Foundation||Norman, Okla.|
|Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health||Lubbock, Texas|
|University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio, Texas|
|University of Texas at Tyler||Tyler, Texas|
The Terracon Foundation has awarded $36,700 in community grants to 10 local, nonprofit organizations whose employees are actively engaged with an emphasis on education and the built and natural environment.
|Community Grant Recipient Organization||Grant
|Alliance for Youth, Inc.||Great Falls, Mont.|
|Boys Scouts of America Old North State Council #70||Greensboro, N.C.|
|Future Farmers of America||Port Orange, Fla.|
|Great River Greening||St. Paul, Minn.|
|Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Holy Cross School||New Orleans, La.|
|Iowa Architectural Foundation||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Central Iowa Trails Association||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Foundation, Inc.||Bradenton, Fla.|
|PTA Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers – Starside Elementary School||DeSoto, Kan.|
The Terracon Foundation also distributed $30,000 in scholarship grants to 15 dependents of Terracon employees who are pursuing four-year degrees through a community college, college, or university.
For more information about the Terracon Foundation, visit terracon.com/about/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 available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.