The Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial 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.

To apply, please fill out the form below and attach your essay.  Your essay must answer one of the following two questions in 1,000-2,000 words and be in Word, Rich Text Format, or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. 

Essay Questions (choose one)

  1. The nation’s infrastructure is in disrepair and funding levels continue to lag what is necessary to improve the overall issue. Describe how hot-dip galvanizing could be a solution to combat the infrastructure challenges, focusing on benefits such as maintenance-free longevity and sustainability (environmental and economical).
  2. You are the lead architect/engineer on an upcoming project where you feel hot-dip galvanized (HDG) steel is the best solution. The owner is unsure, and it is your job to make a case to overcome his objection by for providing detail about the specific benefits of HDG (durability, longevity, sustainability, aesthetics, etc.) that address his concerns.  

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