Dedicated to Student Outreach

MCA is dedicated to helping students excel in their college or university program and future career in construction.

See below for updated information on local scholarships including MCA’s Annual Scholarship.

ACEC of Minnesota

Recommendation Form due November 24, 2020 and Application due December 1, 2020. More information at


  • Students must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an ABET approved engineering program*or in an accredited land surveying program within the state of Minnesota OR
  • Students must be residents of Minnesota pursuing an ABET approved engineering program*or in an accredited land surveying program in a neighboring state
  • Students must be entering their junior, senior or fifth year in the fall of 2021in a qualifying program
  • Students must be citizens of the United States

Application deadline has passed. 

Association of Women Contractors

Applications typically due in April.  More information at


  • Female students currently enrolled in construction-related fields at a four-year college; two-year community or technical college, or a construction trade school.
  • You must also be a current resident of Minnesota or attending postsecondary education.

MBEX (Minnesota Builders Exchange)
Applications available in April 2021 at

MCA Annual Scholarship

Application period opens at the end of April 2021. Check back here for more information.

Minnesota Concrete Council

Applications due by December 4th, 2020. More information at:


  • Student’s home address must be in Minnesota OR student must be currently enrolled in a postsecondary Minnesota school (College or University).
  • Student must be pursuing an education in technical/professional fields associated with the cast-in-place concrete industry (Construction Management, Construction Engineering and Construction Administration Degrees).
  • Student must have an interest in concrete materials and/or concrete frame construction.

Minnesota Subcontractors Association (MSA)
Application period will begin in December 2020. More information at:


MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.

Applications typically due in May. More information at:


  • Employed by a member in good standing with the MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors or a son or daughter of that employee
  • Any student enrolled in Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota State University – Moorhead, or North Dakota State College of Science, and a member of the ABC Student Chaptero
  • An individual who is classified as a veteran within the United States Armed Forces


Scholarship Spotlight!

The MCA had the honor of awarding scholarships, totaling $10,000, to four exemplary students for the 2020-2021 year. This is one of the many pursuits MCA utilizes to integrate students into the construction industry. We are grateful to have these young professionals involved in our organization and will continue to support them with their future endeavors in our industry!

Adam Wardak
University of Minnesota

Olivia Januszewski
Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Mike O’Reilly
St. Cloud State University

Landon Leberman
South Dakota State University