TEXO's Education and Research Foundation is a non-profit Foundation designed to support our Chapter’s relationships with the higher education community and in particular, Region V Universities. The Education and Research Foundation is currently endowed over $1,000,000 and its operations support the successful workforce development and recruitment programs that are popular with our members – Educators Conference, Student Competition, Student Scholarships, and Construction Education Department Grants. 


“Through our endowment we develop innovative programs, provide scholarships, offer educational grants, which build loyalty and commitment from educators, students, and members.”


List of Schools

Bossier Parish Community College
Division: Technology, Engineering and Management
Associate of Applied Science Construction Technology and Management
Linda Sonnier (318.678.6524)

Louisiana State University
College of Engineering
Department of Construction Management
Construction Management, Bachelor of Science 
Charles Berryman (225.578.5369)

Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology, Okmulgee
Construction Technology
Construction Technology Division
Construction Management Technology Steve Olmstead (918.293.4742)


University of Arkansas - Little Rock

Engineering and Information Technology
Construction Management
Jim Carr (501.569.8065)

University of North Texas

College of Engineering
Engineering Technology Department
Construction Engineering Technology
Cheng Yu (940.565.2022)

Texas A&M University - Commerce

College of Science & Engineering 
Department of Engineering & Technology 
Construction Engineering
Dr. Brent Donham (903.886.5474)

John Brown University

Division of Engineering and Construction Management
Department of Construction Management
Construction Management
James Caldwell (479.524.7187)

Louisiana Tech University
Engineering and Science Construction Engineering Technology
Aziz Saber (318.257.4410)

Texas A&M University
College of Architecture
Department of Construction Science
Construction Science Program
Kenneth Williamson III (979.845.7052)

Texas Tech University
College of Engineering
Construction Engineering & Engineering Technology
Construction Engineering
William Burkett (806.742.3538)

University of Houston
Construction Management
Neil Eldin


University of Oklahoma

College of Architecture
Division of Construction Science
Construction Science
Tammy McCuen (405.325.4131)

Lamar University


Higher education students interested in Construction and Construction related fields are invited to attend, participate and/or compete in the Student Competition. Participating students must be currently enrolled in an academic program for an ASC Region V member school or pay the non-member fee.


The TEXO Foundation raises money throughout the year through the generous support of TEXO members. Much of these funds raised are for use in supporting the Region V universities and students. It is our goal that through university support and student scholarships, that we can draw the best and brightest students to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships on an annual basis. After receiving the applications, the TEXO Foundation reviews the applications and determines which students will receive an opportunity to interview for a scholarship. Many factors weigh into the decision of awarding scholarships, and the Foundation takes time to visit with the candidates in a panel-style interview. 

In 2015, the Foundation awarded $28,000, and the Young Constructors Council awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students from Region V Universities and we look forward to them returning to the North Texas area for employment upon graduation. Congratulations to those recipients, and thanks to all who applied. 

Are you interested in applying for a scholarship for 2019? Scholarship applications will be available in November of 2018.