MacArthur “Mac” Coffin II Scholarship

The MacArthur “Mac” Coffin II Scholarship is a legacy award in honor of Mac Coffin II of Frank Millard and Company, Inc., based in Burlington, IA. Mac passed away March 17, 2022.

In addition to leading his fifth-generation family business (Est. in 1864), Mac volunteered his service on the MCAI Board of Directors up until his untimely passing, leading the MCAI as President three times. (2003-2004; 2011-2012; 2020-2021)

He was a calculated visionary who followed the numbers but thrived on looking and thinking outside the box. Whether he was growing his family business, giving back to his community, strengthening the Iowa construction industry through MCAI and his many affiliations, or promoting chart topping musical acts at Burlington Steamboat Days and event venues around the country, Mac worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to make the people around him better while strengthening the construction industry for future generations, including his children and grandchildren. Mac helped create a culture rooted in four (4) things he thought were incredibly important to the MCAI: People & Fellowship; Education & Training; Industry Relationships; and Labor Relations.

Started in 2022 and funded by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Iowa, this Scholarship honors Mac's namesake and ensures his spirit will live on in the next generation of MCAI members. It is awarded annually to dependents of MCAI's contractor members pursuing a post-secondary education.

Scholarship Program

Scholarship Criteria

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be a dependent child of a person employed by a MCAI Contractor Member; AND
  • Be planning to enroll or currently enrolled at a 2-year College, 4-year College, or Trade School within the United States.

Note: Students pursuing courses of study that will allow them to contribute to the mechanical contracting industry will be given a preference.

Scholarship Details

  • Two (2) $2,500 Scholarships will be awarded
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Direct any questions you have about this scholarship or the scholarship application process to

Scholarship Application

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Applicant Information

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High School Information

Post-Secondary School

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Please list any relevant school-related or extracurricular activities you are actively involved in now or have been in the past. This includes community involvement or philanthropic work. Please also list any awards or accolades you have received in the past 2 to 4 years.



Student and parent/legal guardian must certify that all answers and information submitted in this application are accurate and answered to the best of the student’s ability. Once scholarship recipients have been selected and funds are awarded, the recipient understands that all funds received must be used toward tuition and attendance at the institute of higher learning listed in this application. Any perjured information provided will result in the revocation of the scholarship, including funds awarded. By clicking ‘Submit Application’ you indicate an understanding of and an agreement to these rules.