MCC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Minnesota Concrete Council is a diverse, volunteer-driven organization that was established in 1989. MCC is dedicated to increasing the use of cast-in-place concrete in Minnesota by bringing proven methods and new ideas together in order to educate its members on how to improve the quality of cast-in-place concrete, advance the techniques used to place and maintain it, and innovate the methods used to design it.

As MCC has grown as an organization, so has its commitment to encouraging students to pursue careers in concrete related fields and to enhance the level of professionalism and industry engagement of those students. In 2017, MCC’s Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors implemented changes to the scholarship program that significantly increased the amount of scholarship funding MCC allocates each year.

MCC currently offers scholarships ranging between $1,000 - $4,000 in three categories:

(To download the scholarship application, please click on an image or scholarship title below.)

General information about the scholarship program is outlined below.

Scholarship Award

  • The value of each of the scholarships may range in value from $1,000 to $4,000.
  • More than one scholarship may be awarded in each category.
  • MCC reserves the right to change the amount of the scholarships and may determine that no scholarship will be awarded at all.
  • The scholarship will be paid directly to the school and can be used to pay for tuition, room and board, books, and/or fees.
  • In addition to the cash scholarship prize, MCC will gift a complimentary one-year MCC student membership and complimentary registrations for all MCC continuing education opportunities for one year to the scholarship winner(s).

Scholarship Criteria

For the Engineering and Construction Management Scholarships:

  • The student’s home address must be in Minnesota OR student must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary Minnesota school (College or University).
  • The student must be pursuing an education in technical/professional fields associated with the cast-in-place concrete industry.
  • Student must display a strong interest in concrete materials and/or concrete frame construction

For the Concrete Industry Management Scholarship:

  • Student must be enrolled full-time in the Concrete Industry Management program at South Dakota State University.
  • Student must display a strong interest in concrete materials and/or concrete frame construction.

Submission Process and Timeline

Applications may be downloaded from the MCC website or by e-mailing Margaret Mills, Administrator of the Minnesota Concrete Council.

Completed applications and essay must be received by December 1, 2022.

Selected applicants will be interviewed in person or by web connection by January 20, 2023.

The MCC scholarship(s) will be awarded at an MCC continuing education program in the winter/spring 2023

The scholarship recipients are expected to attend a minimum of one MCC continuing education program sometime in the 2022-23 academic school year.

Evaluation

Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • Involvement in concrete related activities
  • Involvement in professional student organizations
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Work experience – both concrete and non-concrete related (such as internships and research in concrete related fields)
  • Written essay
  • Transcript from College or University to document course work. (Unofficial transcripts are accepted.)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE MEMBER-FUNDED

The MCC scholarship program is funded mainly from the profits earned at the annual golf outing and the Big Shoot sporting clays event. Donations from members and other are also welcome. Please contact MCC’s Administrator, Margaret Mills for additional information.

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