Hoar Construction endows building science scholarships

Hoar Construction endows building science scholarships

Demonstrating the importance of Auburn’s industry partnerships, Hoar Construction of Birmingham, Ala., has committed a $100,000 philanthropic gift to endow new scholarships for McWhorter School of Building Science students in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students based on academic merit, as well as demonstrated leadership and community engagement.

We see Auburn as a valuable resource for future construction leaders. Auburn’s commitment to excellence makes Auburn grads tomorrow’s leaders.

As one of the nation’s largest and most respected construction management programs, the McWhorter School of Building Science has more than 3,000 graduates located worldwide, including many who lead the construction industry in the Southeast.

“Hoar’s generous commitment to scholarships ensures Auburn will continue to recruit and retain outstanding young men and women to building science,” said Richard Burt, McWhorter professor and head of the McWhorter School of Building Science. “This gift reflects Hoar’s dedication to the future of the construction industry, and we are grateful for Hoar’s longtime support of our students and partnership with our programs.”

Hoar’s gift will support the College of Architecture, Design and Construction’s commitment to raise $5 million to create at least 70 new scholarships and fund student innovation, international study, and undergraduate research opportunities as part of Because This is Auburn—A Campaign for Auburn University.

Hoar Construction celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. The company, based out of Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading provider of construction management, general contracting, and design/build services to retail, healthcare, commercial, educational, industrial, and government clients throughout the country, with offices in Houston, TX, Florida, Tennessee, Austin, TX and Washington, D.C.

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