The KCA Scholarship Award

Established in 1940, the Keystone Contractors Association is an organization that addresses the needs of contractors engaged in commercial, institutional and industrial construction.

The KCA is committed to providing and supporting quality educational programs designed to enhance the success of the construction industry.  Because of that commitment, the KCA Board of Directors established an annual scholarship program to assist in attracting outstanding people to the construction sectors. Our goal is to award up to $10,000 yearly to a deserving student to provide the central Pennsylvania construction industry with a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates to fulfill its employment needs in areas such as Project Managers, Project Engineers, Estimators and Field Supervisors.  Assuming the recipient maintains career ambitions and excels in school, this scholarship is renewable up to three years.

KCA members are highly encouraged to distribute this scholarship information to its employees, clients and industry contacts. Apply here PDF or Word Doc for the 2024 annual scholarship award is a one-year scholarship up to $10,000, renewable up to three years.

NOTE: to learn more about the scholarship award winners, please click on their names below to view a video introduction. 

The Inaugural Scholarship Awardees - 2022 Winners

CAPTION: The recipients of the inaugural, 2022, KCA scholarship: Siana Marcus, a PSU Architectural Engineering major (middle), and Hayden Woland, a Penn College of Technology Construction Management major (far right). Pictured with the honorees are members of the KCA Scholarship Commitee: Jeff Smith of Alexander Building Construction Co., Bob Leahey of McCrossin, and John Panzitta of Panzitta Enterprises. 

The 2023 Scholarship Awardees

CAPTION: The 2023 KCA scholarship winners were honored during the inaugural Construction Celebration during June of 2023. Pictured: Lauren Hess, a PSU Harrisburg engineering student (2nd from left), and Makenzie Daniel, an IUP safety management major incoming freshman (4th from left). Missing from this year's winners is James Fretz, a Penn College of Technology CM sophomore. Pictured with the honorees are members of the KCA Scholarship Commitee: Bill Brightbill of Modernfold and Jeff Smith of Alexander Building Construction Co.

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