2020 Scholarship Programs

BCA Presidential Merit Scholarship | Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Download 2020 Application and Guidelines

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2020


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. One scholarship in the amount of $2000 is 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 served as a volunteer 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.


Congratulations, 2019 Scholarship Recipients!