Application

The Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K. Schutz Scholarship essay contest was developed to help future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship aims to teach these specifiers a little about hot-dip galvanizing while providing them with funding for their education.

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the application process. Click on the question to be taken to the answer listed further down on the page. If you do not see your question listed here, try searching using the links above, the search engine on the top right of the page, or contact the AGA for assistance.

  1. Who is eligible?
  2. Prizes
  3. How long should entries be?
  4. What style is most appropriate?
  5. How will essays be judged?
  6. Where do I start?
  7. When is the entry deadline?
  8. How do I submit my entry?
  9. How many times can I enter the 2013-2014 contest?
  10. What about the winners?

1. Who is eligible?

Any full- or part-time, undergraduate or graduate student of any age enrolled at an accredited college or university only in North America, during the 2014-2015 school year.  High school students are not eligible to enter this contest. Qualifying majors include architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or other related field.

2. Prizes

  • 1st Place – $2,500
  • 2nd Place – $1,500
  • ​3rd Place – $1,000

3. How long should entries be?

Essays should be at least 1000 words, but should not exceed 2000 words.

4. What style is most appropriate?

Judges will evaluate submissions based on relevance, accuracy, conciseness, and ingenuity. Please submit your essays in English.

5. How will essays be judged?

Each essay will be read and ranked by reviewers at the AGA. Final awards will be determined the AGA’s Executive Director.

6. Where do I start?

The AGA website provides a wealth of no-cost resources on hot-dip galvanizing information, including access to the current publications, Dr. Galv articles, the AGA KnowledgeBase, technical information resource CDs, and a variety of industry links.

7. When is the entry deadline?

March 31, 2014

8. How do I submit my entry?

Submit your essay by downloading the Microsoft Word electronic entry form on the AGA website. Fill out the form by typing in the fields. Save the form to your desktop, then attach and email along with your essay to scholarship@galvanizeit.org. Essays must be in Word, Rich Text Format, or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Please ensure your entry form and essay are sent together. You will receive an email confirmation your entry has been received. Please use our contact form for all questions. No phone calls please.

You may also print the entry form and fax your materials to 720-554-0909, or mail your entry to the following address:

American Galvanizers Association
Galvanize the Future Scholarship
6881 South Holly Circle, Suite 108
Centennial, CO  80112

9. How many times can I enter the 2013-2014 contest?

One entry will be accepted per student.

10. What about the winners?

Winners will be personally notified and announced on the AGA website in May 2014. The scholarship will be paid directly to the winning student’s educational institution. All submissions become the property of the American Galvanizers Association and will not be returned. Winning essays become the property of the American Galvanizers Association which will cooperate fully with the authors in the republication of essays.