Announcing the Inaugural Year of the
Porter Womack Scholarship!
"Vuela tan alto como puedas sin olvidar de donde vienes."
This $1,500 scholarship is designed exclusively for seniors enrolled in any one of the Construction programs in the Phoenix Union High School District.
Porter Womack, born in 1903, was a successful homebuilder, president of the P.W. Womack Construction & Development Company, and civic leader. In 1920, he had to drop out of Phoenix Union High School and enroll in its Carpentry Program to learn a trade in order to help support his parents and five siblings. From the 1930's through the 1960's, the P.W.Womack Construction & Development Company built numerous residential housing developments, subdivisions, and neighborhood shopping centers in the Phoenix area. They also spearheaded company town residential construction in places such as Page, Arizona. They built public housing, the Paradise Valley Country Club, and numerous commercial buildings. He always regretted not finishing high school but was forever grateful for the vocational training he received through the PUHSD.
Applicants must be on track to complete the construction program and to graduate by spring of 2019. They must also be planning to study construction technologies at a post-secondary school (university, community college, or a trade/technical school) in the Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020.
DACA and undocumented students are eligible to apply!
All applicants are required to do the following:
- Complete the electronic application
- Upload three letters of recommendation from non-family members
- Upload a copy of your current transcripts
- Upload a copy of your personal statement
Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019 and winners will be announced in April
Write a 250-350 word essay that explains the following:
- Why is this scholarship important to you?
- What are your specific plans for post-secondary education? Which technical/trade school, community college, or university will you be attending and why?
- What are your future construction trades career goals?
- What other financial supports, if any, are you establishing to help you reach your post-secondary education goals?
- What must the scholarship committee know about you before they make their final decisions?
This must be a multi-paragraph essay (12pt Times New Roman and double-spaced) with an introduction and a conclusion.