Civil Engineering students engage in course instruction at Morgan State. (Photo Courtesy of Morgan State University)
Whiting-Turner Commits $300K to Morgan State University to Keep Students Enrolled and Maintain Pipeline for Top Talent
Construction Company’s Funding Will Support Construction Management and Civil Engineering Students Over the Next Three Years
BALTIMORE — Morgan State University (MSU) has received a $300,000 commitment from The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company to provide support to students pursuing degrees in construction management and engineering with a focus on construction. The commitment — $100,000 per year over the next three years — comes in response to the financial challenges students have faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is part of a proactive effort to keep students who are aspiring for careers in the construction industry enrolled until graduation.
Whiting-Turner selects interns from Morgan’s School of Architecture and Planning and School of Engineering each year, developing a pipeline to guide quality workers to its workforce. At present, there are 24 Morgan State University graduates who work for the company at locations nationwide. A number of those hires are recent graduates — members of classes of the past three to four years.