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2023 Scholarship Funds

will be offered by the

Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of NJ

and New Jersey Builders Association


The charitable arm of the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of NJ is offering two educational and technical training scholarships.  These funds are available to Morris, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren residents intending to pursue a career associated with the home building/remodeling industry.  The 2023 awards are funded through the generosity of New Jersey Builders Association and Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of NJ members and other interested parties.  The Association is responding to the industry’s dire need for skilled craftsman and craftswomen.  A total of two scholarships of $1,250 each will be awarded.



  • Any resident of Morris, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties


  • Minimum high school diploma (by June 2023)
  • Attending part time or full time at an accredited institution (college or trade school)
  • Pursuing a building/construction related degree or certification
  • Starting no later than September 2023


  • Submit scholarship application – see attached


  • May 15, 2023


  • June 14, 2023


  • $1250 for two eligible students paid directly to accredited institution



In all cases, candidates must be full-time or part-time students who will attend accredited institutions with the intent of pursuing a building/construction-related degree or certification.  Construction-related is defined as general construction (i.e., carpenter, plumber, electrician, or any other trade related to the building/remodeling industry) or degree programs including, but not limited to: Drafting and Design, Construction Technology, Mechanical Contracting, HVAC Technology, Real Estate and Marketing, Electrical Engineering, Architectural  Design, Surveying, Civil Engineering, Environmental Technology, Land Use Management, Construction and Business Management, and Landscape Architecture.


Scholarships will be awarded through tuition paid directly to the institution. The selection process, conducted by the Scholarship Fund Committee, will be based on the following criteria: (1) the student’s desire to enter the building/remodeling industry as a career, (2) the student’s academic ability/potential and (3) the student’s financial need.


To be considered for all scholarships, students must complete the application from Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey.   The deadline for all completed applications is extended to May 15, 2023.  You may mail the application to the address at the top of the page or email it to

If you have any questions, please phone Michele Leppard, Executive Officer, at (973) 887-2888 x 1 or email:

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