MRCA Foundation Scholarship Application

MRCA Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a trade school, college, or university, or a high school senior provisionally accepted at an educational institution and expressing intent to pursue a degree or certified trade program with at least a 3.0 GPA or B Average equivalent.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for a scholarship award:
1. A fully-completed application form
2. Proof of being associated with an active MRCA member company
3. A written statement from the educational institution where the construction-related undergraduate or graduate work will be undertaken indicating provisional acceptance of the student at the institution.
4. Official transcripts from current high school or educational institution showing at least a 3.0 GPA
5. Two letters of recommendation submitted by persons at least 18 years of age who are not related to the candidate. Only one letter of recommendation may come from a Director of MRCA, however, none may come from a Director of the MRCA Foundation.
6. A typed essay of no more than one page explaining why the applicant is interested in pursuing a degree in the construction industry or related field and any steps that have been taken to pursue this goal including relevant honors, activities, or employment.
Please see additional details for these requirements and submittal information below.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded by the MRCA Foundation will be determined by the MRCA Foundation Board of Directors.
SELECTION
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic performance, employment experience, financial need, letters of recommendation, and a demonstrated desire to pursue higher education. All applicants will be notified in writing and the award will be mailed to the specified school. Should candidates rank equally in the judgement of the selection committee, the level of financial need will be considered the final criteria.
DEADLINE
Entries, including all required information, must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 1, 2019 to be considered for the 2019-2020 academic year. For questions contact Megan Miller at mmiller@mrca.org or 800-497-6722.
First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Home Address:
 
City:
State: Zip:
Home Phone: Cell Phone:
E-Mail:
MRCA Member Company you are affiliated with:
City and State of Company:
Relationship of employee at MRCA Member Company:
Name of Employee at MRCA Member Company (if not self):
Name and address of the educational institution that you are currently attending or that you plan to attend during the 2018-2019 school year:
Name of school:
Student ID if available:
School address:
School city:
School state: School zip:
Indicate the highest education level you have completed or currently hold at time of application:
What is your current grade point average (GPA):
What is your chosen field of study:
List any extracurricular activities in which you have participated during high school or after:
Student activities:
Community activities:
Athletics:
Other activities:
Total household annual income (including parents or spouse):
Number of siblings living with you in your home:
Including yourself, how many members of you immediate family will be enrolled in a college or trade school during the upcoming school year?:
Estimate your total school expenses for this coming school year:
Tuition:
Books:
Housing:
Other:
Please specify type(s) of other expenses if applicable:
What percent of your schooling expenses do you expect to cover with scholarship funds?
Please include any additional information that you would like to provide the Foundation Board of Directors with that has not been provided above (optional):
All Application Forms, requested letters, and documents must be postmarked or received by March 1, 2019.

In addition to completing this online application, you must send or have sent via mail or email the following documents:

- Proof of being associated with an active MRCA member company. This can be in any form such as a copy of the company's MRCA Membership dues invoice or payment. It can also be a letter on company letterhead stating your current employment or relation to an employee. (can be mailed or emailed)
- A written statement from the educational institution where the trade-related, undergraduate, or graduate work will be undertaken, indicating your provisional acceptance for the coming school year. (can be mailed or emailed)
- Official transcripts from current high school or college/trade school showing at least a 3.0 GPA (can be mailed or emailed but must come directly from the issuing educational institution)
- Two letters of recommendation submitted by persons at least 18 years of age who are not related to the candidate. Only one letter of recommendation may come from a Director of MRCA, however, none may come from a Director of the MRCA Foundation. (can be mailed or emailed but must come directly from those giving the recommendation)
- A typed essay of no more than one page, explaining why the applicant is interested in pursuing a degree in the construction industry or related field, and any steps that have been taken to pursue this goal including relevant honors, activities, or employment. (can be mailed or emailed)
Mailing address for submitting required documents listed above:
MRCA Foundation 2077 Embury Park Rd. Dayton, OH 45414
Email address for submitting required documents listed above:
foundation@mrca.org
I agree that this application and all documents being sent related to my application may be used by the Board of Directors of the MRCA Foundation, or any representatives designated by the Board of Directors, for the purpose of evaluating and selecting recipients of scholarship awards. I represent that all information submitted in conjunction with this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that false information is cause for disqualification.
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