Multiple scholarships are available to anyone interested in entering into the Merit Shop construction industry.

1. Mike Rowe offering scholarship

2. BrassCraft Zell Scholarship Program

The BrassCraft Zell scholarship program offers scholarship funds to apprentices up to $1,500.00 annually.  Students apply for the scholarship online through the website  The criteria for receiving a scholarship  hasn’t changed – the student must be enrolled/enrolling in an accredited four or five year program and is apprenticing in pipe fitting.  The funds are sent directly to your school.  Rhode Island Construction Training Academy meets the criteria.


3. Trimmer Education Foundation Scholarship



Deadline to apply is July 6th!


The Trimmer Construction Education Fund and NCCER are pleased to announce the 2020 Build Your Future scholarship is now accepting applications. This opportunity is open to anyone who is currently pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through an NCCER accredited program or a state or federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility. Applications will be accepted from now until July 6 , 2020 . Ten scholarships valued at $2,000 for each recipient will be awarded. View and/or apply for scholarship criteria here.






NCCER and BYF are proud to contribute to this scholarship and support future leaders and aspiring craft professionals                   




About Build Your Future - Build Your Future (BYF) is NCCER's national image enhancement and recruitment initiative for the construction industry.
It's mission is to recruit the next generation of craft professionals by making career and technical education a priority in secondary schools, shifting negative public perception about careers in the construction industry and providing a path from ambition, to training, to job placement as a craft professional BYF provides a number of resources to assist industry, education and military organizations in achieving these goals.  For more information, visit

About NCCER - NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage.  NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional.  For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.


4. American Trucks

2 scholarships for $2,000 each are awarded twice a year (4 scholarships total) to students who are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited United States technical institute, 2/4 year college/university with program in construction management, secondary votech school or tuition bearing apprenticeship program in the traditional building trades(e.g. carpentry, HVAC, electrical or related fields of study). Students pursuing certificate programs or apprenticeship programs are welcome to apply. Two scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester and two scholarships will be awarded for the spring semester. The application can be found here                                                                                                                                                                          

5. Various Scholarship Opportunities