BCxA Scholarship Foundation

The BCxA Scholarship Foundation (Foundation) was created in 2013 to award scholarships to individuals who are pursuing, or plan to pursue, building commissioning as a career. The Foundation represents an educational step toward workforce development in a field that is dedicated to making commercial and institutional buildings perform as intended.

The Foundation generates funds through charitable donations and from fees collected at the Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament, which is held in conjunction with the annual Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) Conference. In the future, we plan to conduct campaigns for charitable giving in additional ways, including a silent auction held at the BCxA Conference during the Annual Dinner and Meeting.

Foundation Mission

The Foundation’s mission is to encourage and motivate qualified students, continuing education candidates and industry newcomers to pursue study in fields of building science including engineering, architecture, building construction, building performance, and other fields related to building commissioning.

Give to the BCxA Scholarship Foundation and support the next generation of building commissioning.

Foundation Golf Tournament

Michael R. Chelednik Memorial

In Memoriam: Michael Chelednik, a leading architect and commissioning professional, passed away on April 4th at age 56. Mike became a member of the BCxA in 2004 and served on the BCxA Board for seven years, was the BCxA Scholarship Foundation Board Chair for three years, and most recently was appointed to the Building Commissioning Certification Board. He was an active volunteer who had a passion for his work as an architect and was dedicated to the BCxA. An avid golfer, Mike helped establish the annual BCxA Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament. The annual tournament will now include Mike’s name in his honor and memory.  This tournament takes place in conjunction with the BCxA Annual Conference held in the fall every year.  In 2019 the tournament will be Schaumburg, IL on Wednesday, September 25th.


Scholarships are intended to support secondary education tuition for current students or professional development courses for employees currently working for a firm in the business of commissioning. The Foundation is seeking applicants who fit this description, and show promise in contributing to the commissioning profession in the future. The scholarship is geared towards applicants involved in the engineered portion of the built environment, as opposed to manufactured equipment.

The Foundation scholarship application may be completed by both student and employee applicants.

Eligibility Requirements and Terms

Student candidates for the scholarship must:

  • be currently enrolled in an engineering, architectural, or construction related curriculum
  • have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • be of Junior or Senior academic standing.

Professional candidates for the scholarship must:

  • be currently employed with a firm in the business of commissioning, or
  • have been an employee of a firm in the business of commissioning within the last six months and currently looking for work.
Complete the full scholarship application and send to Liz Fischer at Lfischer@bcxa.org .

For questions and comments please contact The Foundation at:

1600 NE Compton Drive, Suite 200
Hillsboro, OR 97006
877.666.BCXA (2292)

Download the BCxA Scholarship Application today!


Foundation Board of Directors

The Foundation Board is a seven (7)-member Board of active BCxA members appointed by the BCxA Board of Directors. The Foundation Board selects its officers, manages its governance documents, and evaluates and selects qualified scholarship recipients.

The 2017 Foundation Board members are:

Dave Conner
Holder Construction
John Villani, PE, CCP
Grumman Butkus
Bruce Pitts
Wood Harbinger
Edward Faircloth
Retired BCxA President
Craig Hawkins, CCP
Mark Miller, PE, CCP
Collier International
Kevin Griesemer