Kevin Kutchka has worked in the construction industry since he was 14 years old and was working for his high school Construction Technology teacher. He wants to advance in the industry to be a project manager or project engineer. “The satisfaction that you receive when you step back and look at your work when it is finished is amazing,” he writes. Kevin continues to work full-time while attending school, but even with his income expenses are tight. This scholarship helps ease the financial burden of educational costs – he does not want heavy student debt upon finishing his education. “My educational goals are to get my associate degree in construction management [from Tarrant County College] and transfer to Tarleton State University and get a bachelor’s degree in either construction management or engineering. Receiving this scholarship will allow me to save my future financial aid so that when I transfer to Tarleton State I will be able to use financial aid to cover the higher cost of attendance,” Kevin explains.
Thank you for establishing this scholarship and giving me the opportunity to receive it to help in furthering my education and career. I have worked in construction the majority of my life and opportunities like this help to advance the construction industry by bringing new people into the industry as well as helping people already in the industry to advance their careers. I am proud to be a part of building America and am proud to have received this scholarship."
Kevin, we assure you, the pleasure is ours! The scholarship is merit-based and the TCC Foundation evaluates applicants and selects the recipient. Which means that you've clearly earned it through your own accord and focused discipline to achieve your goals. We are happy to see committed individuals like yourself working hard to achieve their dreams.
Congratulations, Kevin! We look forward to meeting you at the 2021 Scholarship Luncheon in February.