Construction is a vast and complex industry that allows men and women to use their talents and professions in many ways. From project management to finances to marketing, oh the places you can go in construction. ABC/CMEF is offering scholarships to qualifying undergraduate students pursuing a degree for a career in construction at a university or community college.


The Scholarship Committee will determine the number and dollar amounts of the awards with the number of individual scholarships awarded to be determined at the Committee’s discretion. The committee will take into consideration each applicant’s interest in construction, grades, extracurricular activities, employment experience, and financial needs.



Applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a university or community college at the time of application, and funds must be applied to undergraduate studies for either the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semester. The applicant must pursue a degree relating to a career in Construction. The applicant must have successfully completed a minimum of 40 semester college credit hours if pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 semester college credit hours if pursuing an associate’s degree. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Download the High School Scholarship Application

ABC/CMEF encourages students who have successfully completed NCCER modules and have graduated from an Accredited Training and Educational Facility sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors/Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (ABC/CMEF) to attend one of the ABC/CMEF partnering community colleges to continue their education in the Career and Technical Education craft training program area that was studied in high school.


Scholarships may be awarded based on available funds and the number of submitted applications. Scholarships are available for a maximum of two years after the recipient’s initial enrollment after high school graduation.



  • Students must have graduated from an Accredited Training and Education Facility sponsored by ABC/CMEF.
  • Students must start class at a partnering community college the first semester after high school graduation, not including the summer semester following graduation.
  • Students must attend an ABC/CMEF sponsored class offered at a partnering community college. The scholarship covers enrollment in evening or weekend classes. With the exception of weekend classes, enrollment in day classes is not allowed as such enrollment will interfere with the opportunity for employment.
  • Scholarship recipients must agree to work for a member company if offered employment. If recipients do not pass the pre-employment screening process or refuse employment, applicants will not be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients must pass each approved course with a grade of “C” or better to remain eligible for a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for a scholarship after successfully completing an approved course with a grade of “C” or better provided there is no break-in continued enrollment. Summer semesters are not included in the continuous enrollment requirement.

For more information about the scholarship program and eligibility requirements, click here.


NCCER Module Completion

Students are encouraged to go to, click on Online Verification, and enter their NCCER Card Number to verify that their completed modules are listed in the Registry.  The ABC/CMEF Grievance Policy – Schools Training Division outlines the steps that students should follow for making an inquiry about completed modules that are not listed in the NCCER Registry.  Click here to see the ABC/CMEF Grievance Policy-Schools Training Division.


There are many benefits of ABC/CMEF Sponsorship for high schools using the NCCER Curriculum. Access to an industry-recognized, competency-based, standardized quality curriculum and student registry in the NCCER database with an industry-recognized credential upon successful completion are just two of the many benefits. Participation with ABC/CMEF provides career development opportunities for students while attending high school and upon graduation.