Scholarship Foundation

The Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Scholarship Recipients with their benefactors at The Builders' Association 2016 Banquet.

Established in 1994, The Builders’ Association Scholarship Foundation uses investment income from the scholarship endowment fund to create scholarships for outstanding individuals preparing for a career in construction within the area served by the Association. Through members’ generous donations, the fund now exceeds $1,000,000. The Foundation currently supports the following 20 Perpetual Named Scholarships which are fully-funded with contributions of $25,000 or more: Jeff Ammon Memorial; Patricia A. Carroll; V.S. DiCarlo Memorial; JE Dunn, Sr.; Firebaugh Construction, Inc.; Fogel-Anderson Construction Co.; Grand Construction; Jene Hayes/Hayes Drilling, Inc.; A.L. Huber General Contractor; James L. Hutton, Sr./William W. Hutton Memorial; James L. "Skip" Hutton, Jr.; Kelly Construction Group; McCownGordon Construction, LLC; Murray Company; Phillip W. Moore Memorial; Pearce Construction Company; Rau Construction Company; Senter Family; George J. Shaw Construction Company; Kenneth O. von Achen Memorial

Apply for a scholarship (applications will be available/accepted August 1, 2016 - December 1, 2016)

The Builders’ Association's Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit endowment fund whose mission is to support outstanding individuals preparing for a career in the construction industry within the area served by the Association. The Foundation currently supports twenty $3,000 perpetual named scholarships. Recipients will be announced at the annual banquet in February of each year with checks issued for the following Fall and Spring academic year. 

To be eligible, applicants must plan to be a full-time college student in the following Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester studying in a construction-related program (construction management, engineering, or architecture). Applicants must complete the following 5 steps before December 1, 2016:

1. Preview a PDF of the Application and Rating Sheet.
2. Complete/submit the application through Survey Monkey (
3. Forward the rater survey link on to a HS counselor OR college advisor to complete/submit through Survey Monkey (
4. Forward the same rater survey link on to an adult nonfamily member to complete/submit through Survey Monkey
5. E-mail unofficial transcripts to Cindy Ignacio at

*A recommended strategy is to preview the pdf version of the application and complete the essays in MS Word prior to completing the survey in Survey Monkey. This will help you correct mistakes as well as limit your potential for technical difficulty by reducing your time in the survey. 
**The application has 24 question areas. If you plan to complete the survey over several sessions, you must allow cookies in your browser so your device remembers the information.

If you have any issues, please contact Cindy Ignacio at 816-595-4140 or

Donate to the fund

In 1990, The Builders’ Association Board of Directors approved a recommendation to create The Builders’ Association Scholarship Foundation. Since that time, scholarship investments have helped many talented young people in their efforts to gain an education in construction-related fields. Many of them are now building a future in the construction industry. The Board of Directors encourages you to be a part of this wonderful endeavor by contributing to the Foundation. Every contribution is an investment with substantial and long-term dividends.

The Builders’ Association Educational and Scholarship Foundation is recognized as a publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. As such, donors who contribute to the Foundation may deduct their contributions as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

If you would like to contribute to The Builders' Association Scholarship Foundation, please contact Tony Drees for more information.

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Education & Training Contacts

  • Richard Bruce, Ph.D., Director
    (816) 595-4143
  • Caleb McCandless, M.S., Professional Development Manager
    (816) 595-4161
  • Romond Holt , B.S., Outreach Manager
  • (816) 595-4145
  • Cindy Ignacio, Receptionist
    (816) 595-4140
  • Education & Training Center
    105 W. 12th Ave.
    North Kansas City, MO 64116
    ph (816) 471-0880
    fax (816) 471-5566