AAC Wins Daily Journal of Commerce Humanitarian of the Year Award for the Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Daily Journal of Commerce held its ninth annual Newsmakers awards luncheon Wednesday at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. The event honors the built environment’s most interesting and influential people and companies of the past year.
Advanced American Construction, Inc. was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award for the Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund. To date, the fund has given away $676,000 in scholarships since being founded in 1999 when Forrest Schweiger, son of Advanced American Diving Service co-founder Konrad Schweiger, lost his life in a construction accident at the age of 26. To honor and commemorate Forrest, Advanced American Construction formed the Forrest L. Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund. Then on April 11, 2002, Konrad Schweiger passed away unexpectedly. To honor both Forrest and Konrad, the fund’s name was changed to the Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Fund provides annual scholarships to applicants looking to pursue careers in construction and construction-related fields. The Schweiger Scholarship Fund also offers a Veteran Scholarship—sponsored by the Ashback Family—for students who are currently serving or have served in any branch of the US Military. A selection committee reviews applicants and awards recipients at the annual Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Awards Banquet each spring. Many of the Schweiger Scholarship recipients also participate in Advanced American Construction’s robust internship program, which provides practical construction experience for students in related fields.
Other sponsors for the Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund include the AGC - Oregon Columbia Chapter, Hamilton Construction Company, NessCampbell Crane & Rigging, and Vigor.
Advanced American Construction will be hosting its annual Dinner and Silent Auction on April 27th to benefit the memorial fund and present this years scholarship winners.
For more information, please see the Schweiger Memorial Scholarship Fund page or contact Advanced American Construction, Inc.