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C. Paul Evans PLCA Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) Scholarship Foundation, a private foundation established by the PLCA, has established the C. Paul Evans PLCA Scholarship Program to assist children, stepchildren, or grandchildren of full-time non-bargaining unit employees of Regular or Associate Members of the PLCA. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university or graduate school of the student’s choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the C. Paul Evans PLCA Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children, step-children or grandchildren (younger than age 26) of full-time non-bargaining unit employees of Regular or Associate Members of PLCA as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study for the entire 2024-2025 academic year at an accredited four-year college, university or graduate school.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an $8,000 award. Up to twenty (20) awards will be granted. No more than 25% of eligible applicants will be awarded per IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47.

Two (2) of the twenty scholarships awarded will be made to applicants who have Engineering and/or Construction Management major listed on their application. If there are no applicants with either major listed, these two scholarships will revert back to the original selection process. Only one (1) award per PLCA Member Company per year.

Awards are renewable up to three years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and maintaining full-time enrollment at a four-year college, university or graduate school. No recipient may receive more than $32,000 in total (including renewals).

Continued affiliation with a Member of the PLCA is not required for continuation of the scholarship.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of PLCA play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in early February.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the PLCA Scholarship Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 8, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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