American Pole and Timber’s $500 Scholarship Essay Submission Deadline Extended

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Based on feedback from students and professionals, the APT Wood Construction & Design scholarship essay contest entry deadline has been extended to March 31st, 2015.

Houston, TX (PRUnderground) January 5th, 2015

American Pole and Timber, a supplier and manufacturer of structural timber products in Houston, TX, has announced the Spring 2015 APT Wood Construction & Design scholarship essay contest. The $500 scholarship is awarded to 2 students each semester.

This Year’s Essay Topic is Forward-Looking

The topic this year is an interesting one — with special appeal for any forward-looking people who enjoy construction and/or building materials. The essay topic is:

In what ways can the increased use of wood and wood-derived building materials in construction make the most positive impacts on the environment in the next 35 years (by 2015)?

Who Can Apply

The application requirements are simple:

  • One submission per student
  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Students must show proof of at least 6 credit hours during the current semester
  • Students cannot be an employee or immediate family member of an employee of American Pole and Timber

The program coordinators expect most applications and essays to come from students in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction sciences but have left it open. Eric Lincoln, Sales Manager at American Pole and Timber explained, “The construction industry is filled with people from all educational backgrounds and a lot of the best ideas come from the last person you’d expect so we wanted to leave it open. We’re looking for great ideas and the ability to communicate them.”

Deadline & Important Dates

There are only 2 dates students should remember:

  • March 31, 2015 — the deadline for submitting entries (recently extended)
  • April 30, 2015 — scholarship winners will be announced

Anyone interested in submitting an essay should enter their information as soon as possible at the scholarship page on American Pole and Timber’s website. That link is below.

The Selection Process

A committee at American Pole and Timber selects the winning scholarships. The primary factors in the deciding the winners are quality and originality of the idea(s), a high level of understanding of the subject matter, and the ability to communicate the idea(s) clearly and effectively. Students are not required to submit drawings or other illustrations but those certainly make an impact on the overall quality of the essay.

For additional information about the APT Wood Construction & Design scholarship essay contest, go to

About American Pole and Timber

American Pole and Timber has the largest stock of structural timber products available and if they don’t have what you need, they can make it. Founded in 1993, they are based in Houston, TX and supply projects nationwide as well as overseas.

In addition to supplying large treated timbers, poles, and pilings, they also manufacture custom structural timber products such as timber trusses, estate and ranch gates, and industrial timber products such as equipment saddles, pipe supports, stop logs, and crating for export of large equipment.

American Pole and Timber is FSC Certified, SFI Certified, and certified to provide the \”HT\” stamp to meet ISPM 15 requirements for exporting wood and products overseas. They are commonly involved in LEED projects and have a reputation among their customers for helping to meet project deadlines.

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