There are many different types of heavy equipment, and the image above shows just a few. These machines are used in a wide variety of industries including agriculture, construction, demolition, dredging, excavation, forestry, material handling, mining, roadwork and transportation.
Would you like to learn how to operate and maintain a backhoe, bulldozer, crane, digger, excavator, forklift, grader, hauler, loader, sweeper, tanker, tractor, or other specialized heavy-duty vehicles? You can train to be a heavy equipment operator – and the Boom & Bucket scholarship can help you do so!
About Boom & Bucket
Founded in 2021 in Austin, Texas, by Adam Lawrence along with Samir Shah and Aaron Kline, Boom & Bucket is an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment – the machines that make the world. Heavy equipment plays a pivotal role in building the structures we depend on every day, like buildings, highways and bridges.
Boom & Bucket’s CEO Adam Lawrence, a member of the Austin Chapter of the Associated General Contractors, put himself in the C-suite by learning how to synthesize complex business challenges and build action-focused plans. According to his LinkedIn page, the following phrases exemplify his business values:
- Partners, Not Traders
- Own It
- Get Your Hands Dirty
- Build Bigger
- Be Your Best
Prior to Boom & Bucket, Adam Lawrence was the COO at Bolt. Before that, he founded his own company, Lawrence Distributors. After which, he became an Operators Guild Apprentice and a Startup Helper, where he had the pleasure of building and selling a startup in under 3 years. (His essays on startups can be found here.) This all began with an education, which is why Boom & Bucket is proud to offer a scholarship!
Boom & Bucket Scholarship
Boom & Bucket is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded each year to a student pursuing a heavy machinery themed program. This scholarship is available to both currently enrolled students and future students who are planning to attend a program within the next 12 months. The program can be at a college or a trade school anywhere in the United States or Canada.
To apply, students must write a 500+ word essay or record a 2-minute video explaining who you are and what makes you excited about heavy equipment. Submit your application by 12:00PM central time on June 15th of each calendar year. Winners will be chosen by July 15th. The winning scholarship will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment. Boom & Bucket will announce its first scholarship winner on July 15, 2023.
Learn more and submit an application here: