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Pipe Line Contractors Association Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: January 7, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) Scholarship Foundation, a private foundation established by the PLCA, has established a scholarship program to assist children, stepchildren, or grandchildren of full-time employees of Regular or Associate Members of the PLCA.  Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university or graduate school of the student’s choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Pipe Line Contractors Association Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children, stepchildren or grandchildren (younger than 26) of full-time (non-bargaining unit) employees of Regular or Associate Members of the PLCA as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study for the entire 2020-2021 academic year at an accredited four-year college, university or graduate school.


Up to twenty (20) awards of $8,000 scholarships will be awarded for the year.

Two (2) of the twenty scholarships awarded will be made to applicants who have Engineering and/or Construction Management major listed on their application. If there are no applicants with either major listed, these two scholarship will revert back to the original selection process. Annual scholarship awarded are restricted to one per company.

Awards are renewable up to three years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and maintaining full-time enrollment at a four-year college, university or graduate school. No recipient may receive more than $32,000 in total (including renewals).

Continued affiliation and dependency with a member of the PLCA is not required for continuation of the scholarship.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


Applicants will be notified in mid-February.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the PLCA Scholarship Foundation. Payments are made in equal installments on early-August and mid-December.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Consideration of academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational aspirations and goals
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Outside appraisal

Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer, member or employee of the PLCA play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

The PLCA Scholarship Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Pipe Line Contractors Association Scholarship Program.

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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