Alachua, Fla. — NCCER and its Build Your Future initiative (BYF) have partnered with the Folds of Honor Foundation to create an annual scholarship for the children and spouses of fallen or wounded soldiers who are seeking construction-related degrees. The announcement comes on the heels of this year’s annual Patriot Cup, an invitation-only golf tournament featuring professional and military golfers, which was held Memorial Day weekend.

“We are honored to provide this scholarship to the Folds of Honor Foundation to support new entrants into the construction industry,” said Don Whyte, president of NCCER. “One of the BYF tools is a military recruitment strategy. In addition to recruiting military personnel departing the service, we want to extend our support to promote construction education opportunities to the families of fallen or disabled military service men and women.”

NCCER will donate $20,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation annually for five years. The Foundation will use the funds to provide scholarships to students seeking a construction-related degree or certificate from a two- or four-year college, university or technical school.

“We are very proud and grateful for our relationship with NCCER and its Build Your Future initiative," said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor Founder. "While we've had the support of NCCER and its employees for several years, it's truly awe-inspiring to establish a $20,000 annual scholarship endowment to the families of fallen and disabled service members who are interested in pursuing construction careers. We applaud NCCER and Build Your Future’s commitment to honoring the sacrifice of our heroes and educating their legacy.”

The scholarship comes as a result of NCCER’s longstanding relationship with the Folds of Honor Foundation. NCCER and BYF have been proud supporters for the last five years, contributing more than $51,000. The scholarship package will be in addition to the contributions that NCCER and BYF already provide.

Military families interested in applying for the scholarship can visit the Folds of Honor Foundation website for more information.