Are you pursuing an operations or business career in construction? Messer funds scholarships for colleges and universities in several of our regions.

Dominque Dunlap, CECH '23, University of Cincinnati
Robert Dorsey Fund for the Future scholarship recipient
Dominque Dunlap, Robert Dorsey Fund for the Future scholarship recipient

"I am extremely blessed to have been offered the Messer scholarship this semester. They continue to believe in me, listen to my voice and push me. Thank you, Messer Construction, for investing in me and my peers."

Deressa Prater, '16, University of Kentucky
Hancher Scholarship recipient
Deressa Prater Hancher Scholarship recipient

"Receiving the Hancher Scholarship while earning my B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky kicked off my career as a civil engineer. If I had not received this scholarship, I may have chosen a path in design rather than construction. I could not be happier working with this industry, and I am very thankful I was chosen for this scholarship."

Alabama A&M University Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a diverse student in the Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering Programs at Alabama A&M University. Student must have a strong and committed interest in the construction process. Student must be full-time at the university and have successfully completed two semesters of a four-year degree. Selection will be based on previous work experience, GPA, enrollment status, extracurricular activities, and prior work experience with Messer as a co-op or intern. For more information, call 256-372-5560 or email

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Messer Construction Co. Endowed Scholarship - Berea College

The scholarship helps provide the cost of attendance—including tuition and other education support—for a Berea College student. Preference should be given to the most qualified minority candidate who is interested in the 3-2 Engineering Dual Degree Program with an interest in Civil Engineering, or candidates who express interest in construction as a career from other programs such as Business Administration.

Note: The Berea scholarship funds will become available approximately fall 2021. Having this application criteria today can help you or your student make plans for potential funding if Berea is a college of choice for you. For more information, call (859) 985-3004 or email

Robert Dorsey Fund for the Future - University of Cincinnati

The Robert Dorsey Fund for the Future was created to assist in recruiting, retaining and graduating a broader diversity of students in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management programs. Co-op opportunities are available for scholarship recipients. Graduating high school students who apply for admission to an appropriate engineering program at UC and submit all required documents by December 1st of their senior year will automatically be considered for this award. For more information, email

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Earle J. Wheeler Memorial Fund - University of Cincinnati

The Earle J. Wheeler Memorial Fund was created to provide scholarships to students with diverse backgrounds who are studying Engineering. Recipients must have a diverse background based upon factors including, but not limited to, economic status, cultural awareness, parental education, and history of overcoming adversity. Co-op opportunities are available for scholarship recipients. Graduating high school students who apply for admission to an appropriate engineering program at UC and submit all required documents by Dec. 1 of their senior year will automatically be considered for this award. For more information, email

Messer Construction Co. Engineering Scholarship - University of Dayton

Messer regularly hires University of Dayton (UD) students for internships and co-op opportunities, and many employees are UD alumni. This endowed fund supports underrepresented students majoring in Discover Engineering or Civil Engineering who are in need of assistance with education expenses (as determined by FAFSA). New awards are made every other year, and scholarships are renewable for up to three years as long as the student remains in Discover Engineering or Civil Engineering programs.

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Messer Construction Co. Donn E. Hancher Scholarship in Construction Engineering Management - University of Kentucky

In honor of Dr. Donn Hancher, Professor Emeritus and retired Terrell-McDowell, Chairman in Construction Management, this is the only undergraduate scholarship set aside for construction students at the University of Kentucky. The scholarship is given to an upper level Civil Engineering student interested in construction engineering and project management with a preference for an underrepresented awardee. To learn more, call (859) 257-0569 or email or

Messer Diversity Engineering Scholarship - University of Louisville

This scholarship was created with the intention of furthering the J. B. Speed School’s affirmative action goals at the University of Louisville. The scholarship will provide support for a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in either Civil, Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering at the Speed School. The scholarship will be awarded to African American or female students with a preference to those who graduate from public or private high schools in the Louisville metropolitan area. The student must meet the University’s scholarship requirements as determined by the Admissions Office. To learn more, call (502) 852-0399 or email

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Xavier University and Messer Construction Co. Partnership

The shared values of the power of education, servant leadership and inclusion are important to this partnership. In support of the continued partnership, this scholarship is focused on the attraction and support of incoming diverse students to Xavier University. Messer believes that growing diversity and inclusion together will provide opportunities for all. For more information, call 513-745-1005 or 513-745-4300; you can also email or

For all information listed above, the monetary values are based on the institution's discretion. Messer only contributes funds to these scholarships and is not responsible for the application/distribution process. Scholarships are awarded by each institution.