NAWIC Scholarships

In additional to the national scholarship fund offered by NFSF, Austin NAWIC is proud to offer local scholarship opportunities to students pursuing a career in construction.


I just want to extend a personal thank you to you and your organization for this generous gift. I just want to say thank you so much for this scholarship as this will help me greatly. I am eternally grateful that you all saw something in me because I am really trying to put my best foot forward and expand my knowledge in the concrete and precast industry. I can’t express how grateful I am to you and your organization for taking a chance on me and please know that your money is being put to good use. In other terms, I would love to get to meet you all at the August Chapter Meeting! Anyways, thank you again and I am looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Kayla Harris

Once again I want to express my gratitude to the National Association of Women In
Construction for the scholarship I was awarded. I had been going through
personal challenges both emotionally and financially, and I was able to focus
more on school, and developing my skills in the electrical field.

A woman’s place is exactly where she wants to be. We have the capability
of achieving our goals as hard as they may be.

With a positive attitude, tools in hand, hard work and discipline I try to make
a difference every day.

I truly love my job!

Linda Natal-Murphree

IBEW 520 - 3rd year Apprentice

Receiving the NAWIC scholarship has been such a big help. The financial help gave me the opportunity to pursue higher education. I am about to enter my senior year at Texas State University and it wouldn’t have been possible without this support.

Crystal Guido

Crockett HS Construction Technology Graduate
Junior, Texas State University
Construction Science Major

Winning the NAWIC Scholarship last year was a breakthrough for me. I don’t know how I would of been able to start the school year without NAWIC Austin!

Eliza Zapata

1st Year Electrician Appren
tice, IBEW Local 72

Receiving the 2020 National Association of Women in Construction Austin Chapter scholarship means that I will be able to focus on what truly matters. This scholarship took the weight of paying for college off my chest, and will allow me to focus on being involved with Iowa State. I will be able to focus on doing well in my schoolwork instead of worrying about tuition. I will be able to go on service trips during the fall and spring break instead of working. I will be able to volunteer more with Iowa State’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. I will be able to be more involved with our Associated General Contractors chapter. 


In short, this scholarship will help me grow as a student, construction engineer, and community leader.

Young Man Sitting on Steps

Jacob MacVey

Construction Engineering Student
Iowa State University

Earning this NAWIC scholarship means that the persevere and hard work put into my academical career leading to my dream of becoming an architect has paid off. It means smiles on my parents faces to know that this dream is financially possible for me. 

Christina V

Student, Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design Architecture

Scholarships such as this one empower me to continue my education without having to worry about how I will be able to finance it. As the oldest of five children, aspiring for higher education would not be possible for me if it wasn’t for financial aid, so thank you! 

Karen Devora-Cigarroa

Junior, Degree in Civil Engineering

The NAWIC Austin Chapter Scholarship will allow me to further my knowledge in the construction industry and help me focus on my education. Especially during these trying times, it is relieving not to have to worry as much about the financial side of college and be better able to put my energy into learning. I am grateful people are still committed to providing financial aid to students to better our world even during the crisis in which we find ourselves.

Mitchell Hayes

Junior, Construction Engineering with a Building Emphasis
Iowa State University

Winning the NAWIC Austin Chapter Scholarship means that my hard work has paid off. It’s nice to know that I’m supported by a group of fantastic women in the construction industry.

Natalie Modrich

Senior in Construction Engineering,
Iowa State University


  • 13 - $2,000 Scholarships


  • 2 - $5,000 Scholarships

  • 4 - $2,500 Scholarships

Eliza Zapata Scholarship