Southeast Student Awarded MCA Scholarship for Spring 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 16, 2010 – Dale Farrow, a Southeast Missouri State University student from Cape Girardeau has been awarded a Missouri Concrete Association (MCA) scholarship for the spring 2011 semester.  

The Missouri Concrete Association (MCA) Scholarship program provides a $500 scholarship to Southeast Missouri State and the School of Polytechnic Studies to be awarded to a student seeking a degree in an area of study relating to careers in the “ready mixed concrete and related industries.”

To be eligible, students should be at least sophomores (30 or more hours completed) and be seeking a degree in an area of study that would benefit his or her success in a potential career in the ready mixed concrete or related industries. Farrow wrote a letter to the Southeast MCA Scholarship Committee explaining why he should receive the $500 MCA scholarship and how his potential career field relates to the ready mixed concrete or related industries.  The letter also explains how the scholarship will help him reach his career goals.

Farrow is an industrial technology major, with emphases in construction management and design, and facilities management. For 22 years, he has owned his own construction and remodeling business. More than a year ago, he enrolled in Southeast’s construction management and design program. 

“What I have found is part of what I had been missing all of those years — a foundation of knowledge in how things actually work and the beauty of truly understanding each part of what makes a structure come alive,” he said. “In addition, I have learned the process of design and communicating what is needed for any part of the construction process.”

Farrow says that with his new found knowledge, he is able to better communicate with a colleague of his in the concrete business about the importance of concrete and the possibilities of its use in the future.

“This $500 scholarship will help me complete my studies at Southeast and give me even more of an opportunity to focus on new, inspiring and inventive ways to change design and architecture across the globe.”