Roofers: Building Trades, Rowan University Team Up for Scholarships, B.A. Degree in Construction Management

(By Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer) North America’s Building Trades Unions and Rowan University have joined up to launch a Bachelor of Arts degree program in construction management, the Roofers reported, with scholarships available for deserving – and conscientious - students.

The program is “a career-oriented professional degree completion program, designed for individuals who may possess existing college credits and/or on-the-job experience in the building and construction trades,” the union said. The program is specifically designed for Building Trades members, is accessible nationwide and is fully online.

 “Beginning with the spring and summer semesters 2017, Rowan will offer 14 GBOP Scholarships per year for the next three years to Building Trades members who applied and been admitted to the Construction Management degree program,” the school and the unions said. One scholarship will be available to a member from each trade.

GBOP Scholarships will pay for half of the first-year tuition for full-time students – who must take two classes per semester -- who are Building Trades members. The scholarships will be worth up to $3,600 per student.

To seek a scholarship, a Roofer or another building trades unionist must be a member in good standing who applied to Rowan to enter the construction management program. The member must provide a letter of reference from their local or the international. To keep the scholarship for the full year, the member/student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

The Roofers call the scholarships “a great opportunity for members that wish to further their education.” Applications for the degree program are online at Construction. The information contact at Rowan is Stephen Krone: or (phone) 856-341-5924. 

Mark Gruenberg is the editor of PRESS ASSOCIATES UNION NEWS SERVICE