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Chicago offering scholarships for construction, engineering

Chicago officials are accepting applications for a scholarship program designed to help disadvantaged students pursue schooling and careers in construction and engineering.

The program will provide aid to students who pursue four-year degrees in construction management, industrial engineering, civil engineering and systems engineering.

The program is being sponsored by the city, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Transit Authority and its contractor for a modernization program, Walsh-Fluor Design-Build.

“With every CTA project, we are committed to creating opportunity and inclusion for Chicagoans across the city,” Dorval R. Carter, Jr., CTA president said in a statement. “With potential future labor shortages in these industries, there is a growing opportunity for our youth to enter occupational fields in which they have been historically underrepresented.”

The program is in its second year. Walsh-Fluor is providing $250,000 for 10 scholarships until 2023.

Applications are due March 1. Winners will be announced in April.

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