Published February 6, 2015 | ALConcrete.org
For more than 22 years, the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in building science, engineering or architecture at our state’s universities. Since 1993, we have awarded 44 scholarships totaling over $240,000, and since 2006 the foundation has given away two $8,000 scholarships annually.
Currently, these awards are the largest construction related scholarships in the state.
Katie Sheibley is a student at UAB majoring in civil engineering. She currently carries a 3.9 GPA, and has received many honors including the 2013 – 2014 UAB Outstanding Undergraduate Engineer Student of the Year. She is a member of Chi Epsilon Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Outside of the classroom, she is a co-op student with Southern Nuclear a division of Southern Power. She has also performed extensive research on the reuse of coal combustion byproducts.
Heath Roeber is a student at Auburn University majoring in Building Science. He is a member of the Sigma Lambda Chi International Honor society and caries a GPA of 3.83. Even more impressive than his scholastic achievements are his achievements outside of the classroom. Since 2013, he has served our country as a member of the Alabama Army National Guard . In this role he has served as a platoon leader in the vertical construction unit.
He also has five years of concrete experience serving as a field laborer and finisher. His father is the owner of a concrete finishing company in Huntsville, and as such he has gained valuable knowledge of the concrete industry from the back of the truck.
We are very proud of these two outstanding students, and wish them well in all their future endeavors.