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The BATC Foundation was pleased to reinstate its scholarship program this year, offering scholarships to promising students and adults who plan to go into a career in the home construction trades.
The 2013-2014 scholarship awards went to Amanda Kostalik and Taylor Lawrence this year. Both recipients were awarded $1,000 at the Foundation’s Annual Recognition Luncheon in April.
Taylor Lawrence is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, studying Construction Management with a double minor in Business and Risk Control. His goal is to become a Project Manager for a residential construction company in the Twin Cities and to eventually start his own business. Taylor mentioned in his essay that he likes the “residential construction field more than any other because I feel like the projects have true meaning.” Taylor is a graduate of Roseville High School. Taylor is the recipient of The Builder’s Group (TBG) Scholarship.
Amanda Kostalik is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is beginning a Master’s Degree in Architecture in fall, 2014 at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Her career goals are to mix her construction experience with her love of design.
Amanda is LEED Green Associate Certified and is interested in green construction and building techniques. She currently works at Albertsson Hansen Architecture in Minneapolis.