Supporting Our 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, totaling up to $30,000, 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. Applicants must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent.

STUDENTS: The 2023-2024 MBEX Scholarship Application will be made available in March 2023.



How to Submit Your Application

If you meet the indicated scholarship requirements, submit your completed application with all noted enclosures in one of the following ways:

  • By Email: submit to with the subject line "2023-2024 Scholarship Application".
  • By Mail: send to the following address "Minnesota Builders Exchange, 2023-2024 Scholarship, 1123 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405". It must be postmarked by May 31, 2023 to be considered.
  • In Person: drop off your application in-person to the Minneapolis office (address above)


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.

What Our Members Are Saying

MBEX has given us another tool to market our company, to chase jobs, to track jobs, to network-- to basically put our company out there to expand our growth in the industry.

— Kyle Larson, Golden Valley Supply Co

I love how everyone at MBEX is both personable on the phone and in person at the exchange. The service is impeccable and the knowledge of the staff and how everything is run is wonderful. 

— Malia Oesterreich, R M S Rentals

Having services frees us up to do other things like manage our business and bid more work. At the end of the day, it's all about money going out and money coming in and the builders exchange helps us save money. 

— Heather Grazzini-Sims, Carciofini Company

The biggest benefit to being a MBEX member is the convenience of being able to come to the same place every day rather than driving hundreds of miles every week to various general contractor offices to do the same time. Being a member saves both time and money.

— Matt Packer, Hinrichs Estimating

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