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Funding opportunities include Robert L. Petrucelli Scholarship to help with growth and development of local commercial construction workforce

September 28, 2022 [Boston, MA] —The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) announces the availability of scholarship funding for college students enrolled in construction or civil engineering degree programs, as well as grants from the Robert L. Petrucelli Scholarship, which are earmarked for construction workers, apprentices, and individuals seeking help in growing and advancing their careers in commercial construction.

“Each of these scholarship opportunities, generously funded by our member companies and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP), advance key AGC MA priorities: to support young people entering the construction workforce, to assist construction professionals in the development of their careers, and to promote greater diversity within the local construction sector,” says Marion Jones, Director of Workforce Development and Industry Inclusion, AGC MA.
College scholarships are available for Massachusetts residents who are enrolled, full-time or part-time, in construction or civil engineering degree programs, including construction management, construction engineering, and construction technology. Financial need is not a requirement for eligibility but will be considered. 

In addition, the Robert L. Petrucelli Scholarship provides microgrants of $500 or more to members of traditionally underrepresented groups seeking opportunity or career growth in construction. Applicants must be enrolled or approved for construction-related education or skills training, including pre-apprenticeships, certificate programs, apprenticeships, and two-year degree programs.

Robert “Bob” Petrucelli, a former President and CEO of AGC MA, led the organization for 35 years. “Ask anyone who dealt with Bob to describe him and you will hear words like ‘nice,’ ‘kind’ and ‘caring.’ He remains genuinely interested in how he can help others, and how we can advance the industry to which he dedicated his career,” says John Ferrante, current CEO of AGC MA. “At the time of his retirement, our initiatives around workforce development and diversity were just beginning to bear fruit. We could think of no better way to honor his work than to establish a fund in his name dedicated to making meaningful personal impacts that advance these causes within the industry.”

For more information about AGC MA’s scholarship and grant programs or to apply, visit.

About Associated General Contractors, Massachusetts
AGC MA is a chapter of the national Associated General Contractors of America which provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest in partnership with its Chapters. 

AGC MA received its charter in 1924 and was incorporated in 1935. The chapter has 200 members in locations ranging from Cape Cod to the New York border. Its mission is to provide its members with powerful programs, services, and initiatives that strengthen their competitive advantage and promote the economic strength of the commercial construction industry in the Commonwealth.

Press contact: Chris Kelly, Fifth House Public Relations, or 617-510-2333.