CBC Charities began in 2001 as the employees and friends of Continental Building Company created a lasting tribute to the son of a fellow employee. In 2001 The Tyler Ludwig Scholarship was created and today it continues to serve young people interested in education in a construction related field. The scholarship is awarded through The Builders Exchange Foundation (of Central Ohio) and currently awards the successful student with a $1,000 scholarship and is renewable each year as long as the student maintains certain criteria. If you are interested in applying for The Tyler Ludwig Scholarship you may obtain an application form through The Builders Exchange Foundation.
In 2004, CBC Charities wanted to expand its’ charitable focus so we created an employee based charity committee and defined our primary purpose as: to provide for the care and education of our youth.
With this in mind, we established the CBC Charities scholarship fund that is housed at The Columbus Foundation. High school seniors from Central Ohio and the Greater Pittsburgh area are eligible to apply. We awarded our first $1,000 scholarship in 2006 - the student must attend a four-year college or university and can renew it each year. In 2016, we changed our award amount to $2,000 per year for our scholarship recipients, making it an overall gift of $8,000 per student - AND - in 2020, we added a $1,000 scholarship for a student attending a two-year university or trade school! To apply for the CBC Charities scholarship, please click this link.
Cierra is the first recipient of our newly added two-year scholarship! She graduated from Amanda-Clearcreek High School and is attending Columbus State Community College in the fall of 2020 to study Veterinary Science.
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Sonya graduated from Columbus Alternative High School and is heading to Ohio University in the fall of 2020 to study nursing!
Michael is a graduate of the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine and attends Stanford University. He is studying Management Science and Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science.
Sierra is a graduate of The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine. She attends Duke University and is studying at the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.
Olivia is a graduate of Bishop Ready High School in Columbus, OH, and will attend Ball State University in Muncie, IN to study telecommunications, with a concentration in video production. She hopes to move to Los Angeles after graduation and be a director on a television and/or movie set.
Diamond is a graduate of the MC2 Stem High School in Cleveland, OH, and chose to attend George Washington University to study Criminal Justice and International Affairs. She worked with Americorps in the Jump Start program helping low income families with pre-schoolers work on the literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten; and is involved in the Community Building Community program at GWU.
Cassidy Maher is a graduate of Granville High School, and chose Amherst College in Massachusetts to study Chemistry. She joined several health/medical clubs, an outdoor club and a Special Olympics club.
Angelica is from Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated from Penn Hills High School. She attended the University of Pittsburgh to study NeuroScience and Social Work. She aspires to be a mental health therapist .
Barnabas is from Euclid, OH where he graduated from the Cornerstone Christian Academy. He attended Case Western University, studying Civil Engineering.
Sierra is from Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School. She moved on to the University of Pittsburgh to study Business, majoring in Global Management with a minor in Economics.
Zach is a St. Charles Preparatory School graduate who attended The Ohio State University studying chemical engineering.
Kayleigh is from Millersport, OH and chose Muskingum University to become an art teacher.
Monika is from Blacklick, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University.
Steven is from Greensburg, PA and attended the University of Pittsburgh to study Civil Engineering.
Stephanie is from Columbus, OH and attended Cedarville University.
Stephen is from Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pennsylvania.
Our annual Charity Golf Outing is the source of funds for our CBC Charities Scholarship. In addition to our scholarship, each year we make a gift to a charity that we believe lines up with our primary purpose. Past recipients of our Charity Golf Outing fundraising have included: