MCERF Grants

  • 2015 Student Internship Grants are now available! If you are planning to hire well-qualified college students as interns, be sure to apply for one or more 2015 Student Internship Grants funded by the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF). In celebration of the Year of the Intern, the grant amount has increased to $1,500 per student intern hired, and the check will be sent as soon as we receive your completed grant request. All MCAA members are eligible for this benefit, and the program covers student interns hired for the summer or for the year under a university coop program. And, requests are welcome for student interns from any college or university. To help you find just the right intern (or full-time employee), MCAA will announce very soon its new website featuring resumes of students from MCAA student chapters. We're putting the final touches on the website and we'll notify you as soon as it's ready! For more information about Student Internship Grants and the online form, please go to or contact Ann Mattheis at
  • 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. Download the application.
  • 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.Download the application.
  • Emerging Chapter Grants assist student chapters that are forming, newly chartered, or having difficulty staying viable. No more than a total of three consecutive 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 and are to be used for chapter operations, special projects or activities and/or student scholarships. Download the application.


Questions About
These Grants?

Contact Ann Mattheis at
800-556-3653 or by e-mail at