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The BYF application is now open! Click here to complete the application or download it below.


Completed applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted starting Monday, May 3, 2021. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, July 2, 2021


Haley Moyers
[email protected]
(202) 595-1974

Build Your Future Scholarship

The Trimmer Construction Education Fund (TCEF) is a national committee of Associated Builders and Contractors that funds efforts to train and retain the construction industry workforce. BYF has partnered with ABC to provide scholarships for aspiring craft professions and support future leaders.


  • 10 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded annually.
  • Only one application per student per calendar year will be accepted.  Past scholarship recipients are ineligible.
  • All payments will be made directly to the recipient’s school.


  • Applicants must be pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through an NCCER accredited program or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit shop training facility.
  • Applicants, including high school seniors, military members or post-secondary students, can be planning to enroll in a technical school's or approved craft training program's next enrollment period.
  • Open Date: Monday, May 3, 2021 
  • Close Date: Friday, July 2, 2021


  • Congratulations to the 2020 Build Your Future Scholarship Recipients!
Aaron Engler
ABC Indiana-Kentucky
Austin Odstrcil
Alvin Community College
Catharine Miller
ABC Western Pennsylvania
Chadwick Waddell Jr
Alvin Community College
Dylan Roberson
Arizona Builders Alliance
Ty Kennedy 
Prosser Career Education Center
Jordyn Brefka
Greater Michigan Construction Academy
Fracisco Salazar 
ABC Nebraska
Rona Moura
Claypool Electric
Rubicela Cordova Ramon
Alamance Community College



Trimmer Construction Education Fund is a national committee
of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.