Modular Building Institute
Modular Building Institute

Educational Scholarships 

MBI Educational Foundation and the MBI Canadian Foundation

The annual deadline to apply is August 15.

Each year, the foundations provides $5,000 in educational scholarships to employees of MBI member companies or employee spouses, children, or grandchildren. The MBI Foundation provides one $2,500 scholarship and the Canadian Foundation provides one $2,500 scholarship. Applicants apply directly to the foundations and must be enrolled or enrolling in a two- or four-year institution.


Requirements

Any course of study is eligible; it does not have to be related to construction. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 high school or college grade point average, be able to submit copies of school transcripts, submit at least one letter of recommendation, and submit a personal statement.


Maury Tiernan Scholarship Application

The annual deadline to apply is August 15.

The MBI Educational Foundation is pleased to introduce a new four-year scholarship for a mechanical engineering student that demonstrates a continued understanding of how heating and air conditioning products and services and commercial modular construction affect one another. In 2019, Maury Tiernan generously committed $10,000 towards the education of a deserving student pursuing a mechanical engineering degree. Maury has a distinguished career as Bard Product Manager at

Geary Pacific Corporation and is a recognized leader in the commercial modular building industry. Maury is a past president of MBI, past chair of the MBI Educational foundation, recipient of the MBI Outstanding Achievement Award, and MBI Hall of Fame inductee. Maury has written dozens of articles and taught many MBI courses on the topic of heating and air conditioning as it relates to modular construction.


Eligibility

Applicants to any school may apply, though they should be pursuing a degree directly related to mechanical engineering. Verification that students are pursuing a mechanical engineering degree is required, for example, by providing copies of college applications. Applicants should demonstrate with a written essay their understanding of mechanical engineering and modular construction. This online application will be used to determine eligibility as well as select a winning student.


Ongoing Requirements

Year 1: An essay as described in the “Eligibility” section above.
Year 2: Participate in a tour given by an HVAC manufacturer or supplier of a modular building factory.
Year 3: Participate in a client meeting with a modular building dealer or contractor.
Year 4: Create a detailed HVAC plan for a modular building.


Award

Applicants to any school may apply, though they should be pursuing a degree directly related to mechanical engineering. Verification that students are pursuing a mechanical engineering degree is required, for example, by providing copies of college applications. Applicants should demonstrate with a written essay their understanding of mechanical engineering and modular construction. This online application will be used to determine eligibility as well as select a winning student.




Information for Human Resource Departments

Many human resource departments at MBI member companies want to know how they can distribute information about this valuable employee benefit. Use the links below to see scholarship posters, payroll inserts, and a donation form.


Scholarship Poster (English)
Scholarship Poster (Spanish)
Scholarship Payroll Insert (English)
Scholarship Payroll Insert (Spanish)
Donation Form


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