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.
FOSTER McCARL, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The John R. Gentille Foundation (JRGF) 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.
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.
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.
JOSAM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
(This scholarship will be offered again in 2022)
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.
NEW 2021-2022 SCHOLARSHIP
The sponsor and recipient of a newly established scholarship in the amount of $4,000 will be announced at MCAA’s 2022 Convention.
All MCAA 2021-2022 Named Scholarship Applications are due by Thanksgiving 2021. Please contact Megan Walsh if you have any questions.
|Foster McCarl, Jr. Memorial Scholarship|
|2016||Timothy Drake||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2017||Sarah Drummey||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2018||Jared Kirkland||Kansas State University|
|2019||Madison Beauchain||Wentworth Institute of Technology|
|2020||Jonathan Dang||Indiana State University|
|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|
|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-Lincoln|
|2020||Logan Stone||Milwaukee School of Engineering|
|Ferguson – Women in the Mechanical Industry Scholarship|
|2018||Anna Rowe||Milwaukee School of Engineering|
|2018||Sarah Drummey||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2019||Lindsey Stasi||Wentworth Institute of Technology|
|2019||Madelyn Conway||Purdue University|
|2020||Alexis Brown||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2020||Molly Sizemore||Pennsylvania State University|
|2020||Hailey Brennan||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Alan P. O’Shea Memorial Scholarship|
|2016||Kevin McIntyre||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2017||Francesco Pisano||Wentworth Institute of Technology|
|2018||Ruth Edgar||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2018||Nate Snyder||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2019||Brooke Scott||Milwaukee School of Engineering|
|2019||Jarrod Blaser||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2020||Bryce Danielson||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|2020||Kimberly Sikkema||Ferris State University|