O’FALLON, Ill. – The Southern Illinois Builders Association, since it began offering scholarship opportunities in 2012, has now awarded a total of 137 scholarships totaling more than $260,000.

In 2023, SIBA awarded 10 scholarships to the following individuals: Madison Deck of Edwardsville, Ill.; Samuel Denny, William Denny and Jacob Whitworth of Columbia, Ill.; Grayson Guthman of Murphysboro, Ill.; Ella Klostermann of Breese, Ill.; Grant Wilson of Harrisburg, Ill.; Chase Zobrist of Highland, Ill.; Isaac Trapp of Belleville, Ill. and Kyra Mauntel of New Haven Mo.

SIBA thanks its education committee members for their assistance in selecting the scholarship recipients. Committee members include Chairman Gregg Korte, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc.; Phil Kingdon, River City Construction, LLC; Rachelle Lengermann, Plocher Construction Co., Lyle Simonton, Subsurface Constructors; Jeff Evans, J.F. Electric; Scott Korte, Pyramid Electrical Contractors and Mike Gould, Gould Flooring Services.

To obtain a complete list of SIBA scholarship requirements, call SIBA at (618) 624-9055.