Boom & Bucket is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program. This scholarship is available to both currently enrolled students and future students who are planning to attend a program within the next 12 months. The program can be at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United States or Canada.
Our CEO put himself in the C-suite managing a team of over 200 people at his last company. Before that, he built and sold a startup in under 3 years. This all started with an education, which is why Boom & Bucket is proud to offer a scholarship. We hope to help in giving everyone the opportunity to a quality education, regardless of financial standing.
To apply, students must write a 500+ word essay or record a 2-minute video explaining who you are and what makes you excited about the heavy equipment space. Please submit your application by 12:00PM central time on March 31st of each calendar year. Winners will be chosen by April 15th. The winning scholarship will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.
In 2023, we spotted similar issues in some scholarship submissions. Here are tips to strengthen your application:
Start by including a title and name in your application, along with the subject or field you are currently studying.
Craft your essay specifically for this scholarship. Show us your enthusiasm for the heavy equipment industry - remember, passion is key.
Ensure your essay is well-structured with appropriate paragraphs and formatting. Use a word processor for your essay and refrain from submitting screenshots from note-taking apps or images of handwritten notes.
If you feel you can express yourself better verbally, consider submitting a YouTube video instead. We noticed a lack of video submissions this year and would love to see more in the future.
Finally, please submit your application in PDF format to ensure compatibility and ease of reading.
Founded in Austin, Texas by Adam Lawrence, Samir Shah and Aaron Kline, Boom & Bucket is a digital dealership to buy and sell used heavy equipment. After raising a $5.5 million seed round, the company quickly grew to over 20 employees and has been featured in TechCrunch.
Luke Quesenberry, Pittsburg State University
Boom & Bucket will announce the second annual scholarship winner April 15, 2024.