Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
American Galvanizers Association
Deadline:  31st March

All Nationalities
B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology),M.Tech. (Master of Technology),B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),M.Plan. (Master of Planning),B.Plan. (Bachelor of Planning),B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),B.Voc. (Bachelor of Vocation),M.S. (Master of Surgery),M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy),M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration),B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science),M.Ed. (Master of Education),B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration),B.F.Tech. (Bachelor of Fashion Technology),M.S. (Master of Science),M.Des. (Master of Design),B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fishery Science),M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications),B.H.M. (Bachelor of Hotel Management),B.Des. (Bachelor of Design),B.Text. (Bachelor of Textile),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Voc. (Master of Vocation),M.H.R.D.M. (Master in Human Resources Development Management),B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy),M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae),B.B.I. (Bachelor of Banking and Insurance),M.Sc. (Master of Science),M.Text. (Master of Textile),M.A (Master of Arts),B.A (Bachelor of Arts),LLB (Bachelor of Law)
United States

Scholarship Overview

The Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest is awarded by the American Galvanizers Association. The American Galvanizers Association has developed the scholarship contest to assist future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education.

Shortlisting Process

The selection of scholars for the Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest involves a multi-stage process. The scholars will be selected after a thorough assessment of all the applicants. 

Terms and Conditions

The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by their respective universities.



  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate-level course in an accredited college or university only in North America.
  • Qualifying majors include architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or other related fields.
  • High school students are not eligible to enter this contest.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.

Application Documents

Essay- Applicant's essay must answer one of the following two questions in 1,000-2,000 words and be in Word, Rich Text Format, or Adobe Acrobat PDF format:

  • Your client wants to build a building façade with architectural exposed structural steel (AESS) with hot-dip galvanized components, but has heard galvanizing can have mixed appearances. Make a case for hot-dip galvanizing to be used for the project, noting specific practices that can improve the final appearance of hot-dip galvanizing to meet the AESS requirements.
  • The Department of Transportation has tasked you with replacing guardrails along a 100 mile stretch of highway.  They want at least a 50-year design life and are looking to reuse existing guardrails and materials.  Put together a proposal using hot-dip galvanizing including the most innovative ways the DOT can take advantage of its recyclability/reuse detailing how that will reduce environmental and economic impacts.