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NCCER/BYF Scholarship

2020 Winners

Keanu Ammons

Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC

Isaac Klahn

Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, WI

Elaina Lawson

Erie County Technical School
Girard, PA

Shelley Mbidi

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus
Cincinnati, OH

Ramsey Stewart

IntelliTec Colleges
Colorado Springs, CO



In collaboration with NCCER and its BYF initiative, NTHS annually awards five $2000 scholarships to members committed to pursuing careers in construction-related disciplines. Application requirements include:

  • High School senior and/or post-secondary NTHS member
  • Applicant personal information
  • Listing of awards/honors/training participation/certifications received
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Three essay questions (200-500 word)

NCCER is an education foundation that is nationally recognized as the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, through its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative.

Build Your Future (BYF) provides a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies. BYF aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals.

The following NTHS occupation codes are eligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • 1.2 Environmental Science/Forestry/Natural Resources
  • 3.1 Building Planning/Design/Architecture
  • 3.2 Carpentry
  • 3.3 Construction Management/Estimating
  • 3.4 Electrical-Industrial/Electrical-Mechanical Technology
  • 3.5 Electrical-Residential
  • 3.6 Heating/HVAC
  • 3.7 Heavy Equipment
  • 3.8 Masonry
  • 3.9 Steel Fabrication
  • 3.10 Plumbing
  • 3.11 Pre-Engineering
  • 5.4 Energy Production/Distribution
  • 5.5 Industrial Maintenance
  • 5.8 Welding/Fabrication
  • 12.3 Industry Training/Development
  • 13.5 Marine Service Technician