Scholarship Available to Students Pursuing Education in Construction or Trades

Monaca, PA – The CCBC Foundation recently announced the establishment of the William R. Minton Scholarship Fund. A generous gift from William Minton’s surviving wife, Abigail Minton and her family, the scholarship celebrates the legacy of Mr. Minton.

The $20,000 endowed scholarship is available to students pursuing an education in construction or the trades in programs such as CCBC’s Building Trade Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, which is designed to meet the workforce training needs of business and industry by recognizing college-level, on-the-job learning.

Born in Hibbs, Pennsylvania in 1934, and self-educated in bricklaying, plumbing, frame carpentry, concrete work, roofing and siding, Mr. Minton is credited with constructing more than 600 custom homes in Moon Township, Sewickley, North Hills, South Hills and Beaver County. Minton’s commitment to quality, communication and community earned him the reputation as a premier builder in the region. Mr. Minton passed away in September 2015.

“Through the generous philanthropy of Abigail Minton and the Minton family, this fund was created to provide support to CCBC students interested in pursuing a career in construction, who share Mr. Minton’s commitment to quality, communication and community,” said Kolton Codner, CCBC’s Executive Director of Advancement and Sponsored Programs. “We thank the family for giving the gift of education and for their support and trust in CCBC and our mission to transform lives through personalized education and partnerships.”

Scholarships, which can be applied to tuition, books, supplies, and fees, will be awarded to eligible students based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be full-time or part-time students enrolled in credit bearing classes at CCBC;
  • Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application by the stated deadline to the executive director of the CCBC Foundation;
  • Applicants must apply for financial aid; and
  • Applicants must submit an essay describing their interest in pursuing a career in construction or the trades.

Family, friends and community members wishing to celebrate the legacy of William Minton are welcome to contribute additional funds to the scholarship.

For more information about the CCBC Foundation and ways to give, please contact Executive Director of Advancement and Sponsored Programs Kolton Codner at 724-480-3460 or

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