MCERF Grants for
Student Internships, Student Chapters
MCERF, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation, has made available three types of grants for the upcoming year to benefit contractors, students and student chapters.
- Student Internship Grants - MCAA believes that students who work for a mechanical or plumbing or service contractor under an internship arrangement will enhance their education, their professional experience, and their interest in the mechanical contracting industry. Therefore, grants are offered to promote internships for undergraduate students majoring in academic disciplines applicable to the mechanical construction industry (i.e., construction management, mechanical engineering, etc.). These grants are available to mechanical construction, service or plumbing contractors or manufacturers and suppliers to the mechanical construction industry offering internships at their company to qualified applicants. Applications for 2014 closed May 15, 2014. Successful applicants were notified on or about June 15, 2014.
- Faculty Continuing Education Grant This grant encourages mechanical construction contractors, mechanical service contractors, plumbing contractors and/or those companies that supply products and services to the mechanical contracting industry to employ a faculty member during the summer months or otherwise on a part-time basis by subsidizing his/her salary with a Faculty Continuing Education Grant and providing a mutually beneficial opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the industry and academics. Applications closed June 1, 2014.
- Chapter of Excellence Grants reward student chapters for extraordinary performance and accomplishment during the prior year AND encourage their continued growth and development. Faculty advisors apply for the grant on behalf of the student chapter; 50 percent of the funds received support the chapter, and 50 percent support student scholarships. MCAA student chapters that have been chartered for at least one year are eligible for this grant, except those that have applied for an Emerging Chapter Grant for the same grant period. Applications have closed for 2014. Winners were notified by telephone and in writing by June 15.
- Emerging Chapter Grants assist student chapters that are forming, newly chartered, or having difficulty staying viable. No more than a total of three annual grants will be awarded to any chapter. Faculty advisors apply for the grant on behalf of the student chapter. Funds are awarded to the faculty advisor; 50 percent of the funds are to support the chapter, and 50 percent are to fund scholarships for the students. Applications have closed for 2014. Winners were notified by telephone and in writing by June 15.