Master Builders Association of Pierce County Awards Nearly $10,000 to Local Students Pursuing Careers in Construction Trades

Master Builders Scholarships

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County is proud to announce the recipients of its annual scholarships, supporting students in their pursuit of careers in the construction trades. This year, the association awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships, recognizing the outstanding potential and commitment demonstrated by these deserving individuals.

The selection committee diligently reviewed numerous applications and essays, seeking students who exhibited not only exceptional academic performance but also a genuine passion and drive for the construction industry. After careful consideration, the following students were chosen as recipients:

Bob Denomy Scholarship:

– Olivia Lecompte: Awarded $3,500

Master Builders Scholarships:

– Conner Mann: Awarded $2,500

– Kennedy Fast: Awarded $2,500

– Nate Kurava: Awarded $500

– Samuel Funches: Awarded $500

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Executive Director Jessie Gamble expressed her enthusiasm for the exceptional applications received this year, stating, “We were truly impressed by the caliber of applications and essays we received. The passion and dedication displayed by these students are inspiring and give us great confidence in the future of our industry. We are proud to support their educational endeavors and look forward to witnessing their accomplishments.”

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County is proud to support these talented individuals as they embark on their educational journeys and work towards building successful careers in the construction trades. These scholarships not only provide financial assistance but also serve as a testament to the association’s commitment to fostering the next generation of skilled professionals in the industry.

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Building Opportunities for Learning the Trades (BOLT) President Dan Garber also emphasized the critical need for more trades professionals in the construction industry, stating, “At BOLT, we are committed to inspiring and empowering students who are pursuing careers in the trades. The recipients of these scholarships have demonstrated immense potential, and we are thrilled to be a part of their journey. By investing in their education, we are investing in the future of the construction industry.

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County extends its heartfelt congratulations to the scholarship recipients and wishes them success in their educational and professional pursuits. Through initiatives like these scholarships, the association remains dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation in the construction trades while building a stronger and more vibrant community.

For more information about BOLT or the Scholarship program, please contact Executive Director of BOLT and Advocacy Associate Alex Harrington at