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Construction management students and faculty standing in front of the Lyles College of Engineering sign

Construction Management students receive Beavers Charitable Trust scholarships

Two Lyles College of Engineering students were selected to receive scholarships from the Beavers Charitable Trust. 

Miralena Patino and Edgar Zuniga of the Construction Management program were awarded scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition and further theit education in heavy civil construction. 

Patino was awarded the Beavers Charitable Trust Women in Heavy Civil Scholarship. Up to three undergraduate scholarship awards are available for up to $10,000 annually.

“Receiving this scholarship shows that being involved and staying active in construction management really helps to advance you in school,” said Patino. 

Her professional goals include sharing more about heavy civil construction and getting more women involved in construction.

Zuniga received the Beavers Charitable Trust Scholarship. Up to ten undergraduate scholarship awards are available for up to $10,000 annually. 

‘Receiving the Beavers Scholarship means a great deal to me because not only does it help financially, but it also shows that Beavers-associated companies are confident in my ability to have a successful career in the heavy civil side of construction,” Zuniga said. “Those two things mean a lot to me.”

Zuniga’s goal is to become a project manager in an infrastructure-focused company within a few years. After he has gained valuable experience as a project manager, he wants to continue to focus on building projects that better American infrastructure and are profitable.

The purpose of the Beavers Trust Scholarship Program is to provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in engineering or construction management with an emphasis on heavy construction.