2018 Scholarships

AGC Awards over $28,000 in Scholarships to Students from Across the Region
PIERRE – The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter represents hundreds of firms which employ several thousand workers in the construction industry across South Dakota.  The AGC takes pride in our efforts to enhance workforce development and provide scholarships to help aid our members in finding the next generation of workers.

The AGC is proud to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 annual scholarship programs. Winners chosen must be enrolled in a 2-year post-secondary school or college/university, majoring in a career field directly related to the construction industry.  In addition, applicants must achieve an above average academic achievement and be committed to working in South Dakota following graduation.

The 2018-2019 Recipients are:

Aaron Hoelscher (Rapid City) - SDSM&T $750
Adam Karst (Dell Rapids) – SDSU $1,500
Cole Hoelscher (Rapid City) – SDSM&T $1,500
Elijah Orr (Beresford) – SDSU $750
Ethan Roth (Harrisburg) – SDSU $1,665
Faith Shoemaker (Webster) – SDSU $2,000
Garrett Larson (Woonsocket) – SDSU $1,000
Gregor Fraser (Hutchinson) – SDSU $,1500
Jacob Mehlhaf (Menno) – LATI $1,000
Jamie Smith (Sioux Falls) – SDSM&T $1,500
Jaron Helstein (Rapid City) – LATI $500
Luke Koski (Belle Fourche) – SDSM&T $500
Matthew Scherrer (Mitchell) – SDSU $750
Mitchell Gusso (Brandon) – SDSU $500
Paul Lauck (McCook) – MTI $500
Riley Schmidt (Dell Rapids)  – SDSU $1,665
Santanya Matucha (Burke)  – MTI $500
Tate Nicolaus (Rapid City) – Sheridan College $250
Taylor Crow (Sioux Falls) – STI $1,665
Thomas Kueny (Iowa) – NWICC $500
Tristan Namminga (Beresford) – LATI $1,500
Tyler Kleinsasser (Huron) – SDSM&T $1,500

Of the students listed above, Faith Shoemaker was chosen as the Floyd Knight Memorial scholarship recipient. Taylor Crow, Ethan Roth, and Riley Schmidt were chosen as the Sioux Falls Contractors Association scholarship recipients. Santanya Matucha, Jamie Smith, and Faith Shoemaker was chosen as the BX Civil & Construction “Excellence” Women in Construction scholarship winner. Jamie Smith, Luke Koski, Tate Nicolaus, Jacob Mehlhaf, and Tristan Namminga were chosen as the AGC Associate Division Scholarship Recipients.

The AGC of South Dakota, Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter, is a voluntary trade association of almost 250 contractors, suppliers and service firms who build the roads, bridges and water/wastewater infrastructure in South Dakota.