The Alabama Concrete Industries Association Foundation (ACIF) is committed to the advancement of the state’s greatest asset, its youth.
The Foundation was created in 1993 with a single contribution to a memorial scholarship fund honoring one of the industry’s bright young leaders, David F. Wright, who was killed in a plane crash.
The ACIF provides the funding for scholarships that are awarded annually to college seniors majoring in architecture, engineering, and building sciences at universities in Alabama. Currently, the Foundation awards two $8,000 scholarships each year, and the Sam Reed Memorial Scholarship.
In 2017, the Sam Reed Memorial Scholarship was created to honor and remember Sam, a great leader and past board chairman. Following his untimely death in 2016, the board of directors established the $5,000 scholarship for students enrolled at Auburn University majoring in building science, architecture or engineering.
In 2020, the association established a scholarship to financially assist the child or grandchild of a member. The student must be a senior in high school and accepted to a 2 or 4 year college or university in the state.
Recipients will presented checks at the ACIA’s Annual Business Meeting on March 31, 2020.
Alabama Concrete Industries Association Foundation receives its funding for its scholarship activities in three ways:
1. The associate and affiliate member companies of the Association are asked to pledge one dollar for each of their employees annually. Active members are asked to pledge two dollars per employee.
2. Additionally, every two years a Foundation Golf Tournament is held attracting foursomes from business, industry and education from throughout Alabama.
3. Memorials are accepted and encouraged from anyone wishing to participate in promoting the youth of our state.
Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation Incorporated (ACIF) and its trustees shall be the sole decision-maker regarding the award of any scholarship, and its decision shall be final. Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation Incorporated (ACIF) and its trustees reserve the right to discontinue, withdraw, or amend the terms of any scholarship at any time and without prior notice. Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation Incorporated (ACIF) and its trustees is under no obligation to provide any scholarship, and all scholarships are subject to funding availability. Submitting a scholarship application does not create any contractual relationship between the applicant, his or her parents or guardians, and Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation Incorporated (ACIF) and its trustees. Neither the applicant nor the applicant’s parents or guardians shall have any legal or equitable recourse against Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation Incorporated (ACIF) and its trustees concerning any scholarship or scholarship application.