Scholarship Application Materials   

How to Apply
for 2017-2018 scholarships:

Application Instructions
Employer Evaluation Form
Reference Form for Academic Adviser

Deadline for materials to be submitted: Friday, February 24, 2017


The application period for 2017-2018 Scholarships is Closed.
Check back soon for more information on applying for the 2018/2019 scholarships.

The purpose of the Merit Shop Construction Scholarship Program is to assist individuals seeking to further their education in careers in construction.

To be eligible, applicants must enroll in a trade school, college or university program that is directly related to a construction career. This includes skilled trades, engineering, or construction management.

The Merit Shop Training and Research Center was established a number of years ago, by Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter, (ABC Keystone) as a non-profit fund whose mission is to provide financial assistance to students who have chosen construction-related career paths. The Center is funded by members of the Chapter, who have taken upon themselves the responsibility to be proactive in assisting men and women in their preparation for this industry. The Center has awarded over $449,000 since its inception. This program would not be possible without all of the individuals that contribute to the Center. Thank you!

Applications are reviewed by distinguished industry professionals serving on the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Merit Shop Training & Research Center, Inc. The scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of merit and without regard for the race, color, religion, national origin or gender of applicants.

"The Merit Shop Scholarship was a vital source of funding for my five year Bachelor's of Architecture education. The substantial financial aid that it provided allowed me to focus on my studies rather than seeking supplemental income during the school year. Additionally, I found the application process to be thought provoking as I considered the implications of the merit shop philosophy on my future career. Now that I am approaching my fourth year of professional practice and have become a Registered Architect, I can say that this scholarship was critical in helping me achieve my career goals."

- Chad Garrety, Seidel Architects, San Francisco, CA

Read the news release listing the recipients awarded scholarships in July 2017.

Sponsor: Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
Administrator: Merit Shop Training & Research Center

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