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Apprentice Scholarship

Females currently working as a registered apprentice in 2022 or will be starting as an apprentice in 2022 with letter from union. You must also be a current Minnesota resident.

Academic Scholarship

Female students pursuing a construction-related field of study at an accredited college or university, community or technical college, or construction trade school during the 2022-2023 school year. You must also be a resident of Minnesota or attending postsecondary education physically in Minnesota.

At the Association of Women Contractors, we believe that our future women business owners start out in the industry in the field, in trades and managing projects. With the mission to drive equity in the construction industry, each year we offer financial support in the form of scholarships to female students and apprentices who are pursuing careers in the construction industry.

Through these scholarships, we aim to assist recipients in affording their education, connecting with members and developing a strong support system. AWC provides two types of scholarships for outstanding FEMALES: Academic and Apprentice. Details on scholarship criteria can be found below, and applicants can click above to apply online or download a PDF application to mail or email back to AWC. 

About AWC Scholarships

Application Procedure

Applications must be received online or postmarked by April 30, 2022. All eligible applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee.

Selection Process & Awards

The authorized distribution for new awards is determined annually based on the amount of funds raised. Recipients will be selected based on a number of factors: work experience, activities, goals, GPA, and financial need.

Notification of Applicants

All applicants will be notified by May 20, 2022. Not all applicants will be selected as recipients. The award is not renewable; however, you may reapply to the program as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

FUNdraiser Golf Event

All recipients are encouraged to attend the award ceremony and assist during our golf fundraising event. This year the event will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, MN. 

Apprentice Award Payment

The Apprenticeship Scholarship recipients will receive 50% of their scholarship at our Scholarship Golf FUNdraiser Event on June 17, 2002 or via mail. The remaining 50% will be sent to the recipient by December 30, 2022, provided the recipient remains in the apprentice program. 

Academic - Award Payment

The Academic Scholarship check will be payable to the recipient's school in one installment prior to August 20, 2022. Recipients are required to notify AWC of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information. 

Program Revisions

The Association of Women Contractors reserves the right to review the conditions and the procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.


Contact Barb Lau with inquiries and questions at or call 651-489-2221

What Scholarship Recipients Say

2021 Apprentice Recipients

Candice Butler

Julie Dietel

Alicia Green

Mariah Kenny

Morgen Larsen

Emily Lemanczykafka

Michelle Pike

2021 Academic Recipients

Alexus Jackson

Karli Schmitt

Eva Sharot

Michaela Sylvester

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