AGC of Minnesota Foundation

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 school year!

  • Erik DeSmith* | U of M Duluth| Civil Engineering
  • Savannah LaRocque* | Iowa State University | Construction Engineering
  • LIllian Anderson| Dunwoody College of Technology | Electrical Construction
  • Riley Corrigan | U of M Minneapolis | Architecture
  • Chloe Cowen | Michigan Tech University | Civil Engineering
  • Travis Hansen | Minneapolis Community & Technical College | Construction Management
  • Henry Pears | Dunwoody College of Technology| Construction Management
  • Hailey Schweiger | Minnesota State Mankato | Construction Management
  • Esmeal Sheriff | U of M Minneapolis | Construction Management
  • Michaela Sylvester | Minnesota State Mankato | Construction Management
  • Rhett Tinklenberg | South Dakota State University | Construction Management
  • Benjamin VanBinsbergen | U of M Minneapolis | Construction Management
  • Jacob Wacker | Minnesota State Moorhead | Construction Management
  • Bridget Womack | University of Wisconsin Whitewater | Occupational Safety
  • Cindy Wuddah | Minnesota State Mankato | Construction Management

*Mr. DeSmith and Ms. LaRocque were awarded the C.S. McCrossan Scholarship, given annually in honor of industry icon Charles McCrossan (1926-2017) and funded by a preferred memorial designation and matching funds from the McCrossan family.

The AGC of Minnesota Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides scholarship aid to students who have a career interest in construction, and to related organizations that support the Minnesota construction industry. Contributions are tax-deductible, and may be mailed to:

AGC of Minnesota Foundation
525 Park Street, Suite #110
St. Paul, MN 55103


Consider making the AGC of Minnesota Foundation part of your planned giving!  By designating the Foundation as a preferred charity in your estate planning, you benefit the entire construction industry in Minnesota through the sponsorship of construction education. 

The construction industry is populated by a great many entrepreneurial stories where family-owned businesses have prospered into successful enterprises.  Many of those success stories are rooted in personal dedication, sacrifice, education, and opportunity borne of collective activism and industry engagement.  Giving back to those who have contributed to our success is too often an afterthought, when what is needed is foresighted planning.  A “road map” showing where to go and how to engage. 

Thinking about end of life decisions to distribute assets where you prefer is not easy. To give direction for those thoughts and to identify a pathway for giving back to the industry, the AGC of Minnesota Board of Directors has approved a Legacy Giving designation.  The Legacy Giving document allows people to designate the AGC of Minnesota Foundation as a beneficiary of various estate assets or other gifts and memorials, clarifying the specifics of where those gifts should be applied. 

The construction industry is often described as a big family of family-owned and operated businesses.   Thank you for considering AGC of Minnesota's Legacy Giving option to pass your legacy to the next generation of industry leaders!