Best Carpet Value (BCV) has announced the call for entries for its $500 Building Trades Scholarship.

Awarded to a student studying design, construction, carpentry and extraction, applicants should submit a compelling essay on the practical use of carpet and carpet tile in a contemporary residential or commercial setting. The winning essay, chosen by a panel of BCV executives, will be awarded a check for $500 to be applied to tuition or books at a trade school or community college of choice during the fall 2016 semester. Applicants should be at least a part-time student studying interior design, carpentry, construction, flooring installation, roofing, HVAC and related fields.

“The building trades are all problem solvers within your local communities and at Best Carpet Value, we want to help young people discover their talents and pursue rewarding careers as builders, roofers, flooring specialists, painters and designers,” said Anthony West, owner and CEO of BCV. “Building and design require a constant exchange of vocational and technical skills that when combined with a creative vision, bring elegance and prosperity to your community. Whether you are constructing a high-rise commercial office building, laying carpet and tile in a newly remodeled home, or coordinating everyday traffic patterns with an eclectic color scheme, the task is always challenging and unique.”

Essay entries must be postmarked by May 15 and include a 750-word (minimum) written essay explaining the student’s carpet and carpet tile recommendations for at least two rooms of a contemporary home or business, using products found on the BCV website. The essay should focus on why the student chose that particular type and color of carpet for each room based on traffic patterns and exposure; and how they would go about installing those choices in terms of the foundation type, resilience and underlay required. 

The winner will also be eligible for an internship with BCV and invited to apply for a fulltime position with the company upon graduation.

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