Supporting Construction's Future Workforce

The MBEX Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to college and technical school students in construction-related fields with the help of our donating partner, The Builders Group (TBG) Education Foundation

Proudly announcing the 2022-2023 MBEX/TBG Scholarship recipients:


  • Cindy Wuddah: Minnesota State University - Mankato, Construction Management
  • Michaela Sylvester: Minnesota State University - Mankato, Construction Management
  • Chandler Lallak: Univeristy of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Civil Engineering


  • Landan Adams: Mesabi Range College, Carpentry


  • Kyle Larson: University of St. Thomas, Mechanical Engineering


  • Lillian Anderson: Dunwoody College of Technology, Electric Construction & Maintenance
  • Rogelio Bello: Dunwoody College of Technology, HVAC-R


  • Brock Aleshire: South Dakota State University, Construction Management
  • Sharifah Nansamba: Minnesota State University - Mankato, Construction Management





2023-2024 Scholarship Application

The Minnesota Builders Exchange (MBEX) wants to award multiple scholarships to qualifying students, with the potential top award amount being up to $5,000. Applicants for the MBEX Scholarship must be currently enrolled in an accredited construction-related, post-secondary program in the surrounding five-state area (four-year college, two-year community or technical school, or trade school). Applicants must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent.

STUDENTS: The 2023-2024 MBEX Scholarship Application will open for submissions on April 3, 2023.



How to Submit Your Application

The 2023-2024 scholarship application process is moving to a fully online process this year. Applicants will submit an online application via our partner, Kaleidoscope. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on May 31, 2023. The online application is not yet open for submissions; it will open on April 3, 2023. 


Previous Scholarship Recipients

Since 2003, the MBEX Scholarship Committee has reviewed over 300 scholarship applications. We are proud of our ongoing tradition of support to the future of the construction industry. Take a look at past scholarship recipients:


Since 2003, the Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship Fund has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to students seeking an education directly related to the construction industry.

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