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AGC CEF & CLIC Establish Scholarship Program

CONTACT: Sophia Taft, AGC of California, (916) 371-2422, 

Sacramento (July 21, 2015) – The AGC of California Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF) has received a $50 thousand donation from The California Landscape and Irrigation Council, Inc. (CLIC).

The significant commitment will establish an endowment account yielding the California Landscape and Irrigation Council Inc. Scholarship which will be awarded annually.

The annual CLIC, Inc. Scholarship will be awarded to students who portray academic excellence working towards a degree in the following fields of interest: landscape construction, contracting, engineering, construction management, business administration and/or related fields. The scholarship is also open to members of union trades specific to landscape careers. The first CLIC, Inc. Scholarship is set to be awarded fall of 2015 in the amount of $1,000.

“We presented the idea of a founder’s scholarship back in March at one of the CLIC board meetings. They agreed that it would be a great opportunity to promote landscape and construction in the trades and the degree path,” said Bob Cowan, Past CLIC President and current AGC CEF Board Member. “CLIC is very excited to work with AGC CEF to award deserving students scholarships this year and for years to come.”

The AGC CEF Founder Scholarship Program gives member companies the opportunity to make a donation and receive a named scholarship honoring their association. An endowment account is subsequently established with the donation to which the continued accrued interest will fund an annual scholarship in the member company’s name. This program extends the opportunity for our members to create a legacy for their association recognized every year and honored with each recipient’s educational accomplishments.

Current AGC CEF Board Chair, Cathy Skeen, said “The donation made by CLIC is the largest one time gift received from a partner organization and AGC CEF is excited and proud to partner with them to award an annual scholarship for students who will be responsible for the future of our workforce.”

For more information on the CLIC, Inc. Scholarship or to learn how your company can establish a Founder Scholarship, please contact Haley Fernandez at or 916-371-2422.