Grants are open to the public. Grants are awarded to individuals pursuing additional skills or certificate programs at a technical/vocational school or 2-year college. Grants are not exclusive to SC&RA member company employees or relatives.

The Foundation has $30,000 in funds allocated for Grants. Additionally, the Foundation has agreements with the following Partners in Education.

The agreements we have with these companies enable us to match grant winners with courses or certifications at little or no cost to the grant winner.

  1.  Industrial Training International (ITI)
  2. National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
  3. Associated Training Services (ATS)
  4. CICB (Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau)

We will be awarding ITI, ATS, and CICB courses or NCCCO certifications to grant applicants. Please review their course offerings and certifications before you begin your application.


Scholarships are awarded to recipients who are pursing a 4-year degree or masters degree. All recipients must be employees or related to employees of SC&RA member companies. A desire to work in the industry is preferred.