Alfred State College student Elisabeth Elliott, Johnson City, a Building Trades freshman at the college's School of Applied Technology, was awarded a $500 National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) scholarship from Buffalo Chapter #172. The Buffalo Chapter #172 NAWIC sponsors the Alfred State Student Chapter which is open to all female students enrolled in the building trades curriculums. Dennis Prutzman, associate professor, Building Trades, serves as the adviser for the Alfred State College NAWIC Student Chapter. The award is based on grade point average, financial need, course of study, and community involvement.Since its founding, NAWIC, an international non-profit organization, has grown to a membership of 5,500 women with more than 179 chapters. In its 51 years of service to its members, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades. With almost 900,000 women working in construction today, the industry is becoming more accepting of their non-traditional roles. Over the years, the mission of NAWIC has stayed the same: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.