Turner Construction will give Alabama’s Tuskegee University $70,000 a year to support students studying construction, architecture and engineering degrees.
Turner Construction was the biggest contractor in the US by revenue last year. Meanwhile, Tuskegee is accredited under the Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCU) designation in the US.
Starting this year, the cash will fund tuition assistance at the university’s School of Architecture and Construction Science and Management. It will also support internships, educational travel, software and equipment, among other things, the university said.
Tuskegee becomes the eighth HBCU that Turner helps through its talent acquisition team.
“Turner’s presence on campus will allow us to forge a lasting relationship that contributes to curriculum development and engage in real-world dialogues to accelerate our institution’s growth efforts,” said Dr. Charlotte P. Morris, Tuskegee University president.
Carla Jackson Bell, dean of the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, said Turner’s support would help the school “focus on the design and construction of energy-efficient inhabitable net-zero homes using self-sustaining, recyclable, and affordable biodegradable building materials”.