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The BYF application is now closed.


The BYF application is now closed. The deadline to submit an application was 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