Montana Tech Student Receives Ash Grove Cement Company Annual Intern Scholarship

Ash Grove Cement Company Announces Annual Intern Scholarships Ash Grove Cement Company announced that Baili Connors was selected to receive one of its two annual intern scholarships. Connors interned for Ash Grove at its Overland Park, Kansas, technical center this past summer and is studying chemistry, math and statistics at Montana Tech. She is the daughter of Juli and Ted Connors of Butte, Montana.

In addition to her internship at Ash Grove Cement, Connors has also served as an academic coach, an undergraduate researcher and a student instructor at Montana Tech. “I am always impressed by the interns’ strong work ethic and desire to learn. Student projects not only contribute to the company, but also provide for professional growth of the students,” said Dave Ezell, vice president of human resources, Ash Grove Cement Company.

The annual $1,500 scholarship was established in 2007 to recognize students who successfully completed a summer internship with Ash Grove or one of its subsidiaries and who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the cement industry.

“The experience I have gained through this opportunity has piqued my curiosity, opening my eyes to the cement world and the chemistry that supports it,” Connors says. “From my experience as an intern, I see that the cement industry provides interesting and new challenges every day, so it is an ideal environment for me, since I plan to get to get degrees in chemistry, mathematics and statistics. I can absolutely envision myself working in the cement industry in the future.”

Students interested in learning more about the internship program may visit > Careers > Campus Recruiting > Internships.

As the largest American-owned cement company in the United States, the Ash Grove Cement Company is a leader and pioneer in the cement industry. For nearly 135 years, Ash Grove has provided portland and masonry cements to construct highways, bridges, commercial and industrial complexes, single and multi-family homes, and a myriad of other structures fundamental to America's economic vitality and quality of life. Ash Grove ships 8.2 million tons of cement annually from eight cement plants located across the country, and is known for quality, reliability and a commitment to excellence.