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Historical Construction Equipment Association
Home of the National Construction Equipment Museum



Deadline for receiving applications is April 1st.


The Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation of Manitowoc, Wisconsin has awarded the Historical Construction Equipment Association a grant of $75,000. This grant will establish an endowment fund in the name of John D. West, former president, chairman and CEO of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. Proceeds from the investment of the grant will fund engineering and construction management scholarships.


Half of the grant to the HCEA has been donated to the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc Foundation in respect for the West Foundation’s focus on local giving. UW-Manitowoc is a two-year college, and students pursuing degrees beyond an Associate of Arts and Sciences transfer to baccalaureate schools to complete those degrees. Interest generated by the monies donated to the UW-Manitowoc Foundation will fund an annual scholarship for engineering students who transfer to such schools in pursuit of their degrees.


The other half has been placed on deposit by the HCEA. Interest from this portion of the grant will fund the Historical Construction Equipment Association West Foundation Scholarship. While the UW-Manitowoc scholarships are limited to their students, the HCEA West Foundation scholarship is for HCEA members and immediate family members to attend accredited vocational or technical school, college or university engineering or construction management programs.


Donations to the fund, made either to the University of Wisconsin – Manitowoc Foundation or the HCEA, are being accepted. All donations will be evenly split between the UW-Manitowoc Foundation and the HCEA.

Click HERE to download an application. Contact the HCEA office at for further information.


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