Scholarship Program

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Access 56 scholarships worth up to $150,000, all with one application!

The PHCC Educational Foundation and its industry partners are teaming up to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the p-h-c industry.

Contractors, be sure to have your apprentices apply! Even if your company pays for apprenticeship training, a scholarship win will help offset your training costs and build a sense of accomplishment for the apprentice who wins. Please limit applications to a max of four per company and tap your best set of apprentices to send in their applications.


The Foundation Scholarship Committee approved these new adjustments to the scholarship program.
– Plumbing and HVAC apprentices may use scholarship funds toward their required apprenticeship program textbook expenses (does not apply to college or trade schools).
– Scholarships may be used toward the PHCC Educational Foundation’s online apprenticeship training program or Fast Track to Service Plumbing course. The apprentice or technician must be employed by a PHCC–National Association contractor member company.

For the 2021 scholarship program only:
– An applicant who has previously won a Foundation scholarship may apply for another scholarship in 2021, as long as they continue to meet all other eligibility requirements. Past winners who have been awarded more than one past scholarship may apply, but a small deductive score modifier will be applied.
– Apprentices working part-time (not just full-time) for a PHCC member company may also apply for the Foundation scholarships.

Before You Apply – Submission Materials to Gather

Online Application Form
All applications with complete submission materials are due by May 1st, 2021. Questions? E-mail us at

For 2021, there are up to 56 scholarship awards available from these sponsors*:

  • A.O. Smith funds two $2,500 scholarships.
  • Bradford White Corporation funds three $2,500 scholarships.
  • Delta Faucet Company funds up to six $2,500 scholarships.
  • InSinkErator funds one $2,500 scholarship.
  • RIDGID funds four $1,000 scholarships.
  • State Water Heaters funds one $2,500 scholarship.
  • Viega funds four $2,500 scholarships and five $1,000 scholarships.
  • Bill Jones funds one $2,500 Patty Jones Memorial Scholarship.
  • Anne Williams and the Foundation fund one $2,500 Fran Williams Memorial scholarship.
  • Gerry Kennedy funds one $2,500 scholarship with special consideration to applicants involved in Boy Scouts of America.
  • Steve and Isabella Schaefer fund one $2,500 Jim Finley Memorial Scholarship.
  • PHCC of Massachusetts Auxiliary funds one $2,500 scholarship (restricted to MA residents).
  • PHCC of Texas Auxiliary and PHCC Educational Foundation funds one $2,500 scholarship (restricted to Texas residents).
  • The PHCC Past National Officers funds three $2,500 scholarships.
  • The PHCC Educational Foundation funds up to ten $1,000 scholarships and four $2,500 scholarships.
  • Moen and the PHCC Educational Foundation funds four $5,000 scholarships, and three $10,000 scholarships – including the Charles F. Hiley Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

*Anticipated funding, not yet confirmed for all sponsors.

Students who are citizens of the United States or Canada and are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in:
  • A PHCC-approved plumbing or HVACR apprentice program. Students must also be working full-time for a licensed plumbing or HVAC contractor who is a member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association. Approved courses of study are plumbing or HVACR installation, service and repair.
  • A full-time certificate or degree program at an accredited two-year community college, technical college, or trade school, with a major directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling (p-h-c) profession. Approved majors are: business management; mechanical CAD design; construction management with a specialty in mechanical construction; and plumbing or HVACR installation, service and repair.
  • A full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited four-year college or university, with a major directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling (p-h-c) profession. Approved majors are: business management; construction management with a specialization in mechanical construction; and mechanical engineering.
  • A maximum of four employees from any one employer may win an award in any given year.


  1. Scholarships awarded through the PHCC Educational Foundation are designed to assist students who plan to major in a field of study directly related to the p-h-c industry. If an applicant plans to pursue a course of study in one of the approved major areas listed above, but the trade school, college or university uses a different name for their particular program, the applicant should submit official documentation from their school that describes the major and course of study.
  2. To be considered a full-time student, applicants must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of credit or the minimum number of credits required by the applicant’s institution to qualify for full-time student status, whichever is greater.
  3. To be eligible for the PHCC of Massachusetts Auxiliary award, applicants must be also be a resident of Massachusetts and secure a letter of recommendation from a PHCC of Mass. Auxiliary member. The PHCC of Massachusetts Auxiliary scholarship award has no restrictions on course of study.
  4. To be eligible for the PHCC of Texas Auxiliary award, applicants must be also be a resident of Texas. The PHCC of Texas Auxiliary scholarship award has no restrictions on course of study.
The application and all required materials must be submitted online no later than May 1st each year. Applications are reviewed over the summer and winners are selected in late July. All applicants are notified of their status by mid-August,

PHCC National Auxiliary Scholarships

Under a separate program, the PHCC National Auxiliary also awards scholarship each year.

Learn More

2021 Scholarship Program Sponsors