MCC/NRMCA High School Essay Contest

Do you know a high school student who's applying for scholarships for college?  Please forward this information to them! 

The MCC / NRMCA Annual National High School Essay Contest is open to students between the ages of 16-18 at the beginning of this school term. The purpose of the contest is to increase awareness of the ready mixed concrete industry among our younger generation while looking to develop the next generation of industry leaders. Competitions are first held at the state level and those winners proceed to the national competition. The winner of the Minnesota contest will receive a $500 scholarship and the winning essay will be forwarded on for inclusion in the national competition. The winner of the national contest is flown, along with a parent or guardian, to NRMCA's Annual Convention and will receive either a $2,000 or $5,000 scholarship based on the winner’s chosen field of study.

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The entries received by MCC will be judged by members, the MCC scholarship committee, board of directors and staff. The winning Minnesota entry will win a $500 scholarship and their entry will be forwarded for inclusion in the national competition. The entries received by NRMCA will be judged by industry executives and college/university faculty members with a concrete-related background.

In addition to being NRMCA's guest at the convention and being introduced at the convention's business session, the national high school essay contest winner will also receive a scholarship of $5,000 if he or she enrolls for freshman year in a concrete-related curriculum such as the Concrete Industry Management programs offered at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, California State University at Chico and Texas State University in San Marcos. Other eligible programs would include those at Alpena College in Michigan or Rhodes State College in Ohio, or other majors directly related to the concrete industry, such as those for construction materials science/engineering. Should the winner not choose to enroll in a concrete-related curriculum, he or she will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the freshman year at the college of his or her choice. All entries will receive a certificate of appreciation for entering the contest along with a notification of the winner.

Entry form, essay and picture of the student needs to be received by MCC no later than Thursday, December 1, 2016. Send entry to: Minnesota Concrete Council – PO Box 116 – Rosemount, MN 55068 or e-mail to