Administrator: Chris Phillips of Sussex County Federal Credit Union
Phone: 302-
Congratulations to last year’s Legacy Scholarship winners!

  • Conner Phillips of Indian River High School – View Essay
  • Alexander Oliverio of Sussex Tech High School – View Essay

Scholarship Philosophy

Contractors for a Cause believes that helping local students realize a career in the construction industry or a related field (electric, mechanical, architecture, engineering, design, etc.) through continued education and/or an apprenticeship will assist them in further developing trade knowledge and skills. We hope that these skills will not only benefit the individual, but also our future community service needs. Legacy Scholarship recipients who attain an accredited education and field expertise in their chosen field of construction will also have CFAC’s continued commitment to assist them with career opportunities in the construction industry.

(2) Two scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded. The purpose of these scholarships is to recognize two local high school graduating seniors planning to pursue a career in, or affiliated with, the field of construction. Indian River High School students can contact Counselor Sonya Purcell, and Sussex Technical High School students can contact Counselor Greg Hockman.

All candidates must provide: a complete application and an essay or oral presentation, which will be used to select a winner.

The essay or oral presentation should tell the selection committee about the applicant and their reasons for pursuing a career in the construction industry. Applicants may write or speak about academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, work experience, and financial need.



Must be a maximum of 600 words typed in 12-point font, double spaced, with page(s) numbered. No personal identification should be visible on any page of the essay.

Oral Presentation

Must be announced to the scholarship director/administrator prior to April 17, 2017 and presentation should be 10 minutes in length. Oral presentations will be given in front of the scholarship selection committee on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Miranda & Hardt offices located at the Ocean View address below.


The application form and essay must be submitted together via:
Email to: or
Mail to: Contractors for a Cause
c/o Mark Hardt
111 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 7
Ocean View, DE 19970


Application and essay must be email dated or postmarked by Friday, April 14, 2017.
Application and/or oral presentation is to be given on April 27, 2017 at 5:30 PM. All essays submitted become the property of Contractors for a Cause (CFAC). CFAC may publish information about, photos of, and all or parts of the essay submitted via any media.