TEXO Foundation raises funds to support the construction industry through the generous support of our TEXO members. Our goal is that, through university support via scholarships and grants, high quality employees will be attracted to the Dallas/Fort Worth construction market.


In the past 5 years, TEXO Foundation has disbursed over $130,000 scholarships to students who were interested in starting their careers in North Texas through internships and full-time employment upon graduation.

Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships on an annual basis. After receiving the applications, TEXO Foundation reviews the applications and determines which students will receive an opportunity to interview for a scholarship. Many factors weigh into the decision of awarding scholarships, and we take time to visit with the candidates in a virtual panel-style interview.


  • Desire to work in the commercial construction industry
  • Interested in starting your career in North Texas
  • At least one semester remaining in your program of study
  • Unofficial OR official copy of your transcript

The 2022 Scholarship Application is NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who applied! The scholarship committee will be reviewing applications soon and will reach out to finalists directly to set up their virtual interviews.

The 2023 Scholarship Application will open October 1, 2023, and will be due November 1, 2023.

If you or your company are interested in setting up a scholarship fund to be disbursed through TEXO Foundation, please contact Foundation Manager Larinda Smith at [email protected] to start the process.


Universities with construction management programs can apply for TEXO Foundation grants on an annual basis. Applications open at the beginning of each year and will close on November 15 or once the total annual balance of grant funds has been distributed. Click below to view the current 2022 grant application form:

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2022 Scholarship Recipients

Cadence McShane Scholarship – in honor of Mike Geach:
Nick Stramel, Texas A&M University

Cadence McShane Scholarship – in honor of Craig Morris:
Ethan Watson, University of Oklahoma

Hill & Wilkinson Scholarship – in honor of Luther Hill:
Antonio Murillo, University of Texas at Arlington

TEXO Young Constructors Council Scholarships:
John Dorman, Texas Tech University
Brycen Wright, John Brown University
William Chelette, University of Texas at Arlington

TEXO Foundation Scholarship Winners:
Adama Ba, University of Texas at Arlington
PoAn Ly, University of Texas at Arlington

TEXO YCC/Foundation Scholarships:
Madison Ampoe, University of North Texas
Roberto Sanchez, Oklahoma State University

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We appreciate your generous support and contributions for the industry as a whole.

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