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—regardless of background, race, gender, or any other factor—to succeed and be able to grow in our industry.
To be eligible for one these scholarships, applicants must:
- Be a student in a four-year or five-year program 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.
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.
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.
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 “Duke” Reilly served as Danforth’s 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’ 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.
VIEGA – JOE PIKUS 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.
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.
The 2022-2023 scholarship application period is now closed. 2023-2024 applications will be available in the fall of 2023. Please contact Michele Hoffman if you have any questions.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Thomas J. Wanner Scholarship|
|2022||Amaya Caggino||University of Maryland|
|2020||Hailey Brennan||University of Maryland, College Park|
|2021||Hailey Brennan||University of Maryland, College Park|
|2022||Hailey Brennan||University of Maryland, College Park|
|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|
|DeWalt Patriot Scholarship|
|2022||Nathaniel Golus||Iowa State University|
|2022||Abbie Raudabaugh||Indiana State University|