Scholarship Program

Promoting Our Future: The NDRM&CPA Scholarship Program

The North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association strongly believes in promoting our future through education. One such way is through our scholarship program.

Established in 1993, the North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association has given more than $124,000 to more than 97 university students pursuing degree paths that promote the concrete industry. Beginning in 2024, the associations have established a total of 4 scholarships, valued at $2,000/each. 3 of the scholarships are available to Junior, Senior, & Graduate level students in the North Dakota University system (public and private), and 1 scholarship is available to all students enrolled in the Construction Industry Management program through SDSU. High school Seniors are allowed to apply for the CIM Program scholarship but will need to provide proof of program acceptance and enrollment at the time of application.

Scholarship Application

The application deadline for the 2024 NDRM&CPA Scholarships has passed.

We will begin accepting scholarship applications for 2025 in mid-September.  Applications will be due in early December, and judging will take place mid-December.  Scholarship Winners will be announced in late December.  Scholarships will be awarded at the NDRM&CPA Annual Convention Awards Ceremony scheduled for January 9th, 2025 in Fargo, North Dakota.  In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, winners will receive a complimentary night at the conference hotel, admittance to the Annual Tech Day, and will be honored with a guest at the Awards Ceremony.

2024 NDRM&CPA Scholarship Recipients

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Anne Manstrom is a Graduate Student pursuing her Master of Architecture Degree from North Dakota State University. Manstrom, a native of Wyndmere, North Dakota, holds a 3.95 GPA in both of her undergraduate and graduate course studies.  Anne has interned for Widseth and JLG Architects throughout her tenure as a student.  As stated in her application, Anne is dedicated to architecture and its components with concrete.  “In my experience through internships, nearly all architecture projects involve concrete in some aspect. From foundation footings to a concrete countertop, I’ve worked with concrete in every building”.

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Michael Salwei is a Senior Civil Engineering student at North Dakota State University.  Salwei, a native of Bismarck, North Dakota, holds a 3.80 GPA and has had summer internships with Bartlett and West.  Michael is excited to work with the concrete industry as he pursues his career in civil engineering.  As stated in his scholarship essay: “The durability of concrete allows us to build anything to stand the test of time – infrastructure such as roads and sidewalks, buildings, and drainage structures all require a hardy, durable material such as concrete.”

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Cody Williamson is a Senior Architecture student at North Dakota State University and an enlisted member in the United States Army Reserve.  Williamson, a Jamestown, North Dakota native, Holds a 3.87 GPA in his studies and enlisted in the US Army Reserves at 17 years old.  In 2021, Cody took a year off of college to deploy to the middle east in 2021.  Throughout high school, Mr. Williamson worked many jobs as a concrete laborer and finisher. “It was those jobs placing and finishing concrete that I learned the value of hard work.  It was time spent on the job site that got me really interested in the practice of architecture”.

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Bryceton Deplazes is a Freshman Concrete Industry Management student at South Dakota State University.  A Rugby, North Dakota native, Deplazes has worked in the concrete industry his entire life.  “I have worked in the industry from a very young age – it has always been a huge part of my life. I joined the CIM program to help continue the family business”.  Bryceton is the son of Randy and Karla Deplazes, and grandson of George and Angie Deplazes, of Deplazes Redi-Mix with plants located throughout north central North Dakota.

We are honored to present multi-generational NDRM&CPA member Mr. Deplazes with the inaugural NDRM&CPA SDSU CIM Scholarship.