Lillian Williams Memorial
2024 Building and Construction Trades/Engineering Scholarship

Hosted by the SVE Alumni Association

Scholarship Award:

  • Williams Construction* is offering one $2,000 trade scholarship.
  • The Lillian Williams Memorial Trade Scholarship award is available to SVE graduating seniors entering a construction-related trade/technical/engineering program.
    Examples: Building Construction, Carpentry, Electrician, Mason, HVAC, Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.
  • Note: Most apprenticeship programs are not available for this scholarship. Check for eligibility.


  • Trade / Technical / Engineering programs must provide either a grade structure or a certification of completion.
  • Awardee must maintain passing grades of “C” or better for the first semester of study and proof of registration for the second semester (or semester equivalent).

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Lillian Williams Memorial Trade Scholarship application created on this page.
  • Current resume must be pasted in the last data entry block above the Submit button.
  • Completed application and resume must be submitted no later than May 1, 2024.

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Each applicant must submit a brief paragraph defining his or her future career aspirations. This should include career objectives/planned field of study. Example: I plan to enroll in a vocational training program for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Upon completion of the program, I plan to open a business to install and repair HVAC / Refrigeration systems.

IRS Tax Implications:

The Lillian Williams Trade Scholarship Award may be taxable. The responsibility of reporting and paying any tax rests with the recipient.
Topic 421 – Scholarship and Fellowship Grants

To learn which expenses are tax deductible, please review IRS Pub 970 (2013) linked here:
IRS Pub 970 (2013) Tax Benefits for Education

Non-Discrimination Policy:
The SVE Alumni Association, on behalf of Williams Construction, Inc., is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

Privacy Policy:
The SVE Alumni Association, on behalf of Williams Construction, Inc., does not release names or contact information to anyone, except as required in performing the normal business of the Association.

*Williams Construction and Spray Foam LLC is a light commercial merit shop general contractor providing construction services throughout the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. This scholarship award is created by Dan Williams, a 1992 graduate of the Spencer-Van Etten Central School District, in loving memory of his mother and long-time Spencer resident, Lillian Williams.