Scholarship Program



Every year, RCA awards scholarships to America’s top students at universities throughout the United States in the Construction Management and Construction Sciences major programs.

RCA’s national scholarship program helps students to prosper with thanks to our members.


  • Be an undergraduate student of Construction Science, Construction Management, Building Construction, Construction Technology, or similar academic discipline at an accredited university or college

  • United States Citizen

  • Enrolled as a full-time student and enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (or equivalent quarter hours) during the time he/she is receiving scholarship assistance (Fall 2017)

  • Demonstrate a declared interest in pursuing a career in commercial construction following graduation

  • Be in good standing when selected; good academic standing is defined as a 3.25 GPA in the major and a 3.0 GPA overall.

Application Process

  • Scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 cycle will be $1,500 each

  • Completed applications must be received by December 15, 2016

  • Complete the RCA Scholarship application form with supporting documents

  • All applications should be sent electronically to [email protected] or by mail to: 400 North Washington Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314

Click here to download the 2016-2017 Retail Contractors Scholarship Application.


RCA participates in career fairs nationwide. This is a way for students to connect with our members and explore the possibilities and opportunities in retail construction. Resumes are collected at these events and distributed to RCA members, If you have a career fair or department presentation opportunity, email [email protected].

For information on or if you are interested in donating to the Retail Contractors Association Scholarship Fund contact the RCA office at 800-847-5085 or email at [email protected].


The Scholarship Program only accepts contributions from RCA members. Contributions can be at any time and are recognized in our newsletter and website.

Click here to download the RCA Scholarship Contribution Form