Scholarships are now available 

 Our Education Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 BCA Scholarship Program. Four $2500 scholarships are up for grabs by students pursuing training under a BAT-approved construction apprenticeship program or a college degree in a construction-related field. Eligibility is limited to BCA members' employees and their immediate family members.

The BCA Presidential Merit Scholarship recognizes students who excel outside regular school activities through volunteerism and involvement with charitable organizations or other significant accomplishments not directly related to or required by the schools they are attending. Two $2500 scholarships are available.

The Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship seeks students who share a similar strong passion as Mike had for the construction industry. It is also limited to students who graduated from high school within the last five years. Two $2500 scholarships are available.
One application allows students to apply for either or both of these significant scholarships. More details on program requirements and the application may be downloaded at the following link:

2023 Scholarship Guidelines and Application

The Application Deadline is April 10, 2023


About the BCA Presidential Merit Scholarship

The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana established this scholarship program to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in a post-secondary, construction-related education program. Applicants shall be pursuing a minimum of an Associate degree from an accredited college or university or studying under a BAT-approved construction apprenticeship program. Accepted programs fall under headings of architecture, construction, and engineering degrees applied to the discipline of construction. Non-construction majors are ineligible. Two scholarships in the amount of $2500 are available.

About the Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Michael H. Kinder Jr.The family of Michael H. Kinder Jr. established this award to recognize accomplishments and achievements of a recent high school graduate OR existing college student or apprentice who wishes to pursue/is pursuing a career in a construction trade (carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, etc.) under a BAT-approved construction apprenticeship program or an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a construction or civil-engineering related field. Two scholarships in the amount of $2500 are available.

This scholarship is named in memory of Michael H. Kinder, Jr., who lived and breathed construction for 42 years while he was part owner of a local construction company.  Mike’s love of all things construction continued until the day he died. He was a huge perfectionist about the work he and his company did, but he also had a huge heart, a bright smile, and a desire to help others learn and grow in the profession. Even though Mike was the “boss,” he ALWAYS arrived home from work dirty, because he couldn’t resist helping his crews. He was hugely passionate about growing and developing the next generation of construction talent and would be proud to have this award in his name. He also volunteered for numerous organizations during his career and in his retirement, including being highly involved with the BCA, from which he won the Summit Award in 2003. We are seeking students who we believe share a similar passion as Mike had for the construction industry, and we encourage you to do your best in conveying your passion in this application.


Indiana Tech 20% Corporate Scholarship

A partnership between Indiana Tech and the BCA makes pursuing a degree easier and more affordable. All employees of BCA members are eligible for a 20% scholarship for undergraduate and graduate tuition. Download the program brochure for more information.