The Springfield Contractors Association has been awarding scholarship since 1980. Many of the past scholarship recipients have elected to stay local upon graduation and others have gone on to work with construction and architecture firms both nationally and worldwide. Some of the recipients currently serve in leadership positions for the Springfield Contractors Association.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s the scholarships were funded out of the Springfield Contractors Association’s general fund. In 2003 the Springfield Contractors Association started the Scholarship Endowment Fund that, once fully funded, will serve the needs of students for generations to come. The Scholarship Endowment Fund’s original goal was $100,000, which was met in 2018. Scholarships began being distributed directly from the SCA’s Endowment Fund with Community Foundation of the Ozarks in 2019. The main sources of revenue for the endowment include voluntary contributions from members, the Chicken BBQ, Short Shot donations at the Golf Tournaments, and additional donations from members.
The Springfield Contractors Association will award scholarships based on merit and need. The number and amount of scholarships given annually will be determined by the Scholarship Committee.
High School Seniors:
Students are encouraged to attend the Build My Future Construction Showcase and/or Build U and visit www.BuildTheOzarks.com to learn more about opportunities in the industry. Graduating this year and attending a construction or design related program at a local college or university?
Click here to apply online for the SCA High School Senior Scholarship! The 2023 Scholarship Deadline is April 7th.
Build My Future also offers scholarships for area high school seniors who are entering a construction related program. Click here for more information on Build My Future and their scholarship program. The Build My Future Scholarship deadline is April 17th.
Current OTC Students:
Please contact Megan with the SCA Office at 417-862-1313 or email@example.com for details on the OTC specific scholarships. You may also ask your department head if your program is eligible.
The 2023 Scholarship Deadline is March 31st. Please contact your instructor or department head for more details.
Midwest Technical Institute Students:
Scholarships are currently only offered to students who are graduating high school and attending MTI the following fall semester. Please contact the financial aide department at Midwest Technical Institute for more information.
Drury, Missouri State University, and Missouri S&T Students:
To be eligible students must be a currently enrolled student in an undergraduate or graduate construction or construction-related program for the upcoming school year.
To apply for a scholarship, you must send these four items to the Springfield Contractors Association.
- A completed scholarship application form.
- One rating sheet from a college faculty member or advisory.
- One rating sheet from an adult, non-family member.
- College transcript (official or unofficial).
All of the forms must be submitted electronically by Friday, March 31, 2023. The Scholarship Committee interviews the top eight applicants in person from which the scholarships recipients are selected. Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Friday, April 21, 2023. The recipients are recognized at the annual Salute to Construction banquet on November 10, 2022.
If you have any questions you can contact Megan Short with the Springfield Contractors Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or (417) 862-1313.
Previous Scholarship Recipients
Past recipients include students from Missouri State University, Drury, Missouri S&T, OTC, and Midwest Technical Institute.
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