Scholarships

JRGF offers several scholarships as part of its commitment to funding the next generation of mechanical contracting leaders. With these scholarships, MCAA is dedicated to providing students the opportunity to develop professional skills, knowledge and experiences. These scholarships will be presented to worthy students involved with a chartered MCAA student chapter. Recipients are selected by members of the MCAA Career Development Committee.

MCAA recognizes the importance of ensuring opportunity exists for everybody to grow in our industry. We strive to come together and create a space that ensures the opportunity exists for everybody‚ÄĒregardless of background, race, gender, or any other factor‚ÄĒto succeed and be able to grow in our industry.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for one of these scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be an active participant of an MCAA Student Chapter;
  • Enrolled in a four-year or five-year program or a two-year program with a recognized MCAA student chapter;
  • Working towards an undergraduate degree in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, HVAC or other similar field; and
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in mechanical contracting, as demonstrated through activities and employment.

JRGF and its generous donors are proud to present the following scholarships:

ALAN P. O’SHEA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey has established two $2,500 scholarships to honor the memory of Alan P. O’Shea, former Executive Director of the MCA of New Jersey. These national scholarships will memorialize Mr. O’Shea’s many contributions to the mechanical contracting industry.

ANN MATTHEIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
MCAA has established a $2,500 scholarship to honor the memory of Ann Mattheis, a former Director of MCAA’s Career Development / GreatFutures program. Her dedication and contributions to building the GreatFutures program left an enduring legacy for multiple decades of students and for the overall membership of MCAA throughout her many roles with MCAA.

ATP INSPIRING FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
ATP has established a $2,500 scholarship designed to recognize, support, and inspire students whose goal is to pursue a degree in the mechanical industry. This scholarship symbolizes ATP’s ongoing commitment to supporting individuals in attaining the knowledge and technical skills required for employment and advancement in the mechanical industry.

BOLTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The $5,000 Bolton Family Scholarship was established to pay tribute to the significant contributions that the Boltons have provided to the construction industry and the dedicated service they provided to the employees of Arden Building Companies. The scholarship honors the family’s dedicated volunteer work within the communities they serve in Rhode Island. Notably, their efforts in aiding children from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking backgrounds in mastering the English language within the school system and their improvement with the Ronald McDonald House underscore the Bolton Family’s deep-rooted commitment to serving both their employees and the broader community. This scholarship embodies the values of service, community engagement and support for those in need that have been integral to the Bolton family’s legacy.

FOSTER McCARL, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The McCarl family has established a $5,000 scholarship to commemorate its founder, Foster McCarl, Jr. and to honor his memory. This national scholarship will symbolize the scope of Mr. McCarl’s impact on the mechanical contracting industry and memorialize his many contributions to its continuing advancement.

REILLY FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The John W. Danforth Company has established a $5,000 scholarship to commemorate the memory of its leadership, the Reilly Family. Danforth is a charter member of the MCAA. Kevin ‚ÄúDuke‚ÄĚ Reilly served as Danforth‚Äôs Chairman/CEO. Wayne, Patrick and Emmett Reilly contributed a combined 128 years of commitment and loyalty to their company and the industry. This national scholarship will symbolize the Reillys‚Äô many contributions to the mechanical contracting industry.

ROBERT J. DURR, SR. – UA/NCPWB PARTNERING SCHOLARSHIP
The National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau has established a $2,500 scholarship in honor of Robert J. Durr, Sr., former chairman of the NCPWB Board of Trustees, for his effort and dedication in creating a partnership between the UA and the NCPWB, which resulted in the formation of the Joint Welder Testing Program.

WILLIAM A. BIANCO, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Kinetics has established a $5,000 scholarship to commemorate William A. Bianco, Jr. and to honor his memory. This national scholarship will symbolize the scope of Mr. Bianco’s impact on the mechanical contracting industry and memorialize his many contributions to its continuing advancement.

THOMAS J. WANNER SCHOLARSHIP
The MCA/MSCA of Cleveland established a $5,000 scholarship in honor of their former Executive Director, Thomas J. Wanner. Thomas Wanner focused on labor relations, collective bargaining, education and training, legislation, codes and business operations for over three decades.

DONALD V. BROWN, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
D.V. Brown & Associates, Inc. established a $5,000 scholarship to commemorate the memory of its founder, Donald V. Brown, Senior. D.V. Brown & Associates, Inc. is a charter member of the MCAA.

VIEGA SCHOLARSHIP
Viega has established a $5,000 scholarship to assist undergraduate students pursuing a career in the mechanical contracting industry.

JOSAM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
(Three-Year Endowed Scholarship for Sophomores)
Josam Company has established a $2,500 endowment annual scholarship to a student committed to pursuing a degree in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or a similar field within MCAA’s scope. Provided that all qualifications are met the recipients will receive the scholarship in their sophomore, junior and senior years. This annual national scholarship will symbolize Josam Company’s commitment to assisting in the education of individuals who will pursue a career within the mechanical contracting industry.

ROBERT T. ARMISTEAD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
(Open to MCAA Student Chapter Presidents)
Armistead Mechanical, Inc. and Susan Armistead established two $5,000 scholarships to commemorate Robert T. Armistead and to honor his memory. These scholarships will symbolize “Bob’s” leadership, dedication and impact on the mechanical contracting industry. Robert Armistead served as MCAA President in 2010.

TRIMBLE FUTURE ESTIMATOR SCHOLARSHIP
(Open to students interested in a career in estimating)
Trimble is sponsoring a $5,000 scholarship for a student interested in a career as an estimator within the mechanical contracting industry.  

FERGUSON WOMEN IN THE MECHANICAL INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP
(Open to female students)
Ferguson is sponsoring two $5,000 scholarships for two worthy female students invested in career in the mechanical contracting industry.

DeWALT PATRIOT SCHOLARSHIP
(Open to Military Veterans or those who are currently serving)
This scholarship is designed to recognize two veterans of the United States military who have valiantly served their country and have chosen to enter a career in the trades. Thank you to DeWALT for honoring our military with these two $5,000 scholarships and to all of our Veterans for their service. 

2024-2025 applications will be released on September 13th and will be due by November 1st.

Please contact Michele Hoffman if you have any questions.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

Alan P. O’Shea Memorial Scholarship
2016 Kevin McIntyre University of Nebraska
2017 Francesco Pisano Wentworth Institute of Technology
2018 Ruth Edgar University of Nebraska
2018 Nate Snyder University of Nebraska
2019 Brooke Scott Milwaukee School of Engineering
2019 Jarrod Blaser University of Nebraska
2020 Bryce Danielson University of Nebraska
2020 Kimberly Sikkema Ferris State University
2021 Jakob Cimino University of Nebraska
2021 Parker Scott Filius Purdue University
2022 Albert Pantoja Cypress College
2022 Brodee Paul University of Nebraska
2023 Marissa Kelly University of Nebraska
2023 Brodee Paul University of Nebraska
2024 Carter Bennett Ferris State University
2024 Irvin Quintana University of Nebraska
Ann Mattheis Memorial Scholarship
2024 Tabitha Watson Pittsburg State University
ATP Inspiring Future Leaders Scholarship
2023 Amaya Caggino University of Maryland, College Park
2024 Adam Kuschewski Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The Bolton Family Scholarship
2024 Drew Figura University of Nebraska
Donald V. Brown, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
2024 Shelby Gustafson California State University, Chico
Foster McCarl, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
2016 Timothy Drake University of Nebraska
2017 Sarah Drummey University of Nebraska
2018 Jared Kirkland Kansas State University
2019 Madison Beauchain Wentworth Institute of Technology
2020 Jonathan Dang Indiana State University
2021 Ahmed Seck University of Maryland, College Park
2022 Alayna Trautman Alfred State College
2023 Macy Deck Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2024 Brady Thompson University of Nebraska
Reilly Family Memorial Scholarship
2016 Andrew Palcan Milwaukee School of Engineering
2017 Sarabeth Haworth Milwaukee School of Engineering
2018 Zachary Queen Kansas State University
2019 Thomas Walsh University of Missouri-Columbia
2020 Hunter DeJonge Alfred State College
2021 Masen Dinklage University of Nebraska
2022 Joani Lico Fairleigh Dickinson University
2023 Brock Schulz University of Nebraska
2024 Aidan Wolownik Pittsburg State University
Robert T. Armistead Memorial Scholarship
2024 Daniel Kellen Iowa State University
2024 Yulien Liz Fairleigh Dickinson University
Robert J. Durr, Sr. ‚Äď UA/NCPWB Partnering Scholarship
2023 Cole Perkins Iowa State University
2024 Kavan Limbasiya Pittsburg State University
William A. Bianco, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
2016 Leah Hendricks Milwaukee School of Engineering
2017 Robert Ryan Schneider Colorado State University
2018 Ben Pikus Kent State University
2019 Caleb Kowalski University of Nebraska
2020 Logan Stone Milwaukee School of Engineering
2021 Luke Bennett University of Nebraska
2022 Luke Bennett University of Nebraska
2023 Veronica Brems Purdue University
2024 Lauryn Gilgallon Ferris State University
Thomas J. Wanner Scholarship
2022 Amaya Caggino University of Maryland
2023 Daniel Kellen Iowa State University
2024 Madison Deck Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Viega Scholarship
2023 Morebodi Sebadieta California State University, Chico
2024 Griffin Souder Pittsburg State University
Josam Scholarship
2020 Hailey Brennan University of Maryland, College Park
2021 Hailey Brennan University of Maryland, College Park
2022 Hailey Brennan University of Maryland, College Park
2023 Alison Ritvo Kent State University
Trimble Future Estimator Scholarship
2023 Joani Lico Fairleigh Dickinson University
2024 Daniel DeSoto California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Ferguson Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarship
2018 Anna Rowe Milwaukee School of Engineering
2018 Sarah Drummey University of Nebraska
2019 Lindsey Stasi Wentworth Institute of Technology
2019 Madelyn Conway Purdue University
2020 Alexis Brown University of Nebraska
2020 Molly Sizemore Pennsylvania State University
2021 Sarah Galan Wentworth Institute of Technology
2021 Kimberly Sikkema Ferris State University
2022 Sabrina Pavlova Missouri State University
2022 Emily Woodsmall University of Nebraska
2023 Morgan Fischer Kent State University
2023 Alayna Trautman Alfred State University
2024 Gina Carnovale Kent State University
2024 Kyla Magee University of Nebraska
DEWALT Patriot Scholarship
2022 Nathaniel Golus Iowa State University
2022 Abbie Raudabaugh Indiana State University
2023 Daniel Colon-Crespo Ferris State University
2023 Jake Balgemann Iowa State University
2024 Jaden Doebelin Iowa State University
2024 Jeff Woodard University of Nebraska

Looking for the MSCA Barbara Dolim Scholarship? Check out the MSCA scholarship page for eligibility and application details. This scholarship is typically due in the spring and awarded at the MSCA Annual Education Conference in the fall.