Boom & Bucket's 2024 Student Scholarship Program

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September 28, 2023

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 Goal

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.

How To Apply

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. 

Submit an application


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.

Who We Are

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. 

Previous Winners

  • Luke Quesenberry, Pittsburg State University

Boom & Bucket will announce the second annual scholarship winner April 15, 2024.

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