Merit Shop Construction Scholarship Program

The ABC of MN/ND Merit Shop Construction Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors and is administered by the Construction Education Foundation of Minnesota.  

ABC and the CEF would like to thank the generous sponsors of the Merit Shop Scholarship Program:

The Builders Group

Lunseth Plumbing and Heating

Protouch Painting

Willmar Electric Service

Subsurface, Inc

Champion Plumbing


The 2023 Merit Shop Scholarship is also sponsored in memory of Mark Klesk


The purpose of the ABC of MN/ND Merit Shop Scholarship Program is to assist individuals seeking to further their education in construction related careers. This assistance is provided through scholarship grants. Any individual is eligible to apply who is/will be attending a post-secondary institution for construction-related education and meets one of the below criteria:

  • Employed by a member in good standing with the MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors or a direct relative of that employee

  • Any student enrolled in Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota State University – Moorhead, or North Dakota State College of Science, and a member of the ABC Student Chapter

  • An individual who is classified as a veteran within the United States Armed Forces

Scholarship recipients are selected by the CEF Trust Committee solely on the basis of merit and without regard for race, color, religion, national origin and sex of applicants. Individuals must submit all required forms and related materials on or before May 15th, 2023 in order to be considered.
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year.