OLATHE, Kan., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce four grants totaling $22,000 in support of higher education in Texas:
Texas A&M University – San Antonio: $6,000;
Texas Tech University – The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Lubbock: $7,500;
The University of Texas Foundation: $2,500; and
University of Texas at San Antonio: $6,000.
As part of an ongoing effort to support higher education, the Terracon Foundation presents the university grants for graduate-level scholarships, fellowships, and programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to the grants awarded in Texas, grants were also made to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
The Terracon Foundation was established as the community investment arm of Terracon with a goal to reach out and become a real part of the lives of company employees and the communities where they live and work. Terracon has 19 office locations in Texas and has been ranked #6 among the Top Design Firms in the state by ENR.
In addition to university grants, the Terracon Foundation awards funds to community organizations, and annually presents funds for scholarships supporting dependents of employees. In July, the Terracon Foundation announced the award of $110,300 to grant and scholarship recipients. To date, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.4 million in grant funds.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices with services in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 30th on Engineering News-Record's list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.