BIAW is proud to award outstanding students in construction-related fields, apprenticeships and continuing education with scholarships. This year 18 recipients were chosen based on the applicant’s field of study, extracurricular activities, and building industry work experiences. Meet one of the recipients, Colby Tucker!
Name: Colby Tucker
School: WSU Vancouver
Year in School: 1st year, Junior by credits
Field of Study: Engineering
Graduation Date: 2021
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Hobbies: “I love to snowboard, camp, hike, ride dirt bikes, go to the gym and ride four wheelers.”
Did you have trade programs at your high school?
“I think we had a shop class, but that was it. I went to Running Start full time, so I graduated high school with a diploma and an Associate Degree."
What got you into engineering?
“My grandpa was an electrician and my dad is an electrical salesman so I have been around trades a lot. My friend’s grandpa is an engineer and I followed him around for a job shadow and loved it. In that job, you get to help a lot of people.”
Favorite part about engineering?
“The ability to help others.”
Congratulations to Colby and all our scholarship recipients. Hard work definitely pays off and we are excited to have you in the industry.« Return to Blog