• LRBA Building Trades Scholarship

  • Are you interested in a career in the building trades?   

    The demand for skilled trade workers is at an all-time high. Be a part of an industry where you can enjoy job security, great earning potential, and an opportunity to achieve your dreams.

    The Lake Region Builders Association is sponsoring educational scholarships in the building trades through the Lake Region Builders Foundation.  A limited number of scholarships of $1000 each (or more) will be awarded to students from Becker, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail, and Wilkin Counties in Minnesota.


    • You are eligible to apply if you are planning a career in the following trades:
      • Carpentry or Woodworking
      • Design or Architectural Drafting
      • Construction Management
      • Electrical Construction – (Line worker school is NOT eligible)
      • Plumbing & HVAC
      • Masonry
      • Landscaping
      • Interior Design
    • You are a resident of one of these Minnesota counties: Becker, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail or Wilkin.
    • You have a GPA of 2.0 or better – high school or college transcript required.
    • You have been accepted by or are enrolled in a post-secondary or technical program at an accredited institution in one of the construction related fields listed above.
    • You have not received a previous scholarship award from Lake Region Builders Foundation.  Applicants are encouraged to reapply if they have not previously been selected to receive a LRBA scholarship award.


    • Annual scholarships awards vary in number and amount based on funds available and the number of applicants.
    • Students receiving a scholarship must complete at least one term of post-secondary education and be enrolled for the next term at an accredited institution.  The scholarship monies will be paid directly to that institution on the student’s account.
    • Students are responsible for gathering and submitting all of the information used to select the scholarship recipient(s):
    • A current high school or post-secondary school transcript
    • A completed current post-secondary school application or an acceptance letter from that school
    • A reference letter from a non-relative adult (i.e. counselor, teacher, etc.)
    • Completed Building Trades Scholarship Application Form

    To Apply

    You can download and print the application for submission or complete the online application.  Please click your selection below.