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Contractors Association Awards Scholarships to Two WVU Tech Students

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) students Haylie Ballard and Tanner Boster were awarded Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarships during the 35th Annual West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition in Charleston.

First-place scholarship winner and WVU Tech junior civil engineering student Haylie Ballard is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Organization where she has served as Secretary her sophomore and junior years. She regularly participates in events such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, ASCE Section Meetings and the ASCE Virginias Conferences.

Haylie interns with the Columbia Pipeline Group in Charleston and spends her free time playing sports and spending time with friends and family.

WVU Tech civil engineering major Tanner Boster was awarded the second-place CAWV scholarship. A graduate of Hurricane High School, Tanner maintains a strong desire to work in the construction industry and has engaged in part-time and summer work as an accomplished finish and framing carpenter.

Tanner’s work in general construction has given him an insight into civil engineering and construction that most students have not yet experienced. In addition to his work experience, Tanner has attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the scouting program.

WVU Tech would like to congratulate Haylie and Tanner on their scholarship awards. Keep up the great work, Golden Bears!