Supporting Construction's Future Workforce

The Minnesota Builders Exchange has a strong history of supporting the future of the construction industry and the students seeking a career within it!

Together with our partner, The Builders Group Education Foundation, we are again awarding multiple scholarships to qualifying students pursuing a degree in a construction-related field at an accredited post-secondary institution in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Scholarship awards may range from $500 to $5,000.


Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients:

AWARDED $2.000 
Bridget Womack: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Occupational Health and Safety with a Construction Emphasis
Cale Denk: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Construction Management
Liam McVety: Iowa Central Community College, Carpentry, Welding Technology and Industrial Business
Owen Hill: St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Electrical Construction Technology
Riley Corrigan: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Architecture
Yones Abdullahi: Dunwoody College of Technology, Construction Management

AWARDED $1,500
Anthony Alioto: Minnesota State University Mankato, Construction Management
Hans Lagerquist: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Civil Engineering
Hans Stelpflug: University of Wisconsin - Stout, Construction
Jordan Rodenborg: Dunwoody College of Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Quinn McCalla: Alexandria Technical & Community College, Carpentry
Paige Sanders: North Dakota State University, Environmental Engineering
William Goehle: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Civil Engineering

See the 2023-2024 awardees here


Scholarship Eligibility
To qualify for an MBEX / TBG Construction Scholarship, applicants must:

• Be entering their fall semester as a freshman, sophomore or junior. (If attending longer than the traditional 4-years of undergrad, seniors may be eligible.)
• Be enrolled in a construction-related field of study at an accredited four-year university, two-year community or technical college, or a construction trade school. Those studying a specific trade are highly encouraged to apply, but all types of construction-related fields of study are eligible candidates for a scholarship.
• Be studying at an institution located in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, or South Dakota.
• Be maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA (or equivalent).
• Posses a strong passion for the construction industry and want to give back to their community.
• Agree to attend a minimum of ONE MBEX-hosted event within the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester. (Further discussion will be held for out-of-state recipients.)
• Previous scholarship recipients may reapply as long as they are not entering their final semester and/or year of their academic studies.

Elgibility rules may change for 2024-2025 applicants.


Submit Your Application

Our application portal is now closed and no longer accepting applications for 2023-2024. Applications will become availble in March/April 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year. 


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Since 2003, the MBEX Scholarship Committee has awarded 140 scholarships for a total of $285,000. 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

Part of being in business and developing a relationship is getting to know people outside of work... There are so many of our customers that also use this resource, so it's a good chance to be able to connect with them. 

— Joel Almquist, Scaffold Service

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