Diversity & Inclusion

Voices That Matter: Highlighting Black Excellence in Construction

February 5, 2024 • LESS THAN 5 MINUTES

Honoring Legacy and Building the Future:

$1,500 in Stepping Stone Scholarship Money
Essay or Vlog Entries due Thursday, February 29th


EDiS is launching their 4th annual Essay Competition for Stepping Stone scholarships for Delaware VocationalTechnical High School students interested in a career in design, engineering, and construction. This essay competition highlights Black Excellence in Design and Construction for Black History Month.


1st Place: $700
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $300


Thursday, February 29th, 2024
Email submissions (or questions!) to: LJohnson@EDiSCompany.com. Include your name, grade, and school!

Essay Topics to Kick start Your Imagination: (or pitch your own idea!)

Innovations in Construction:
How has a Black innovator in construction or their invention or techniques have shaped the industry or influenced you?

Barrier Breakers:
Profile a Black architect, building engineer, or contractor who broke racial barriers

Modern Contributions:
Explore contemporary Black figures in design and construction and their impact on modern building techniques or styles.

Cultural Influence:
Discuss how Black cultures have influenced architectural styles or construction methods.

Community Development:
Explore how Black-led construction projects have positively impacted communities.


Winning Essays will also be published on EDiS Company’s blog. Scholarships will be awarded in March.