Applications for Centex ‘Build Your Future’ Scholarships Due April 7
Applications for the Centex “Build Your Future” Scholarship fund for students pursuing careers in the residential construction industry for the 2008-2009 academic year are due Monday, April 7.
Last year, Centex awarded $51,000 in scholarships to 34 students through the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB
The Centex "Build Your Future" scholarship program encourages students to further their education in such industry-related fields as construction management, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, design or any of the trade specialties at the college or university they are attending.
Preference is given to students who are active NAHB Student Chapter members at their university or college and who maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all course work and a 3.0 in their core curriculum courses.
Scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded by a small group of Centex employees.
Established in 2000 by Centex Homes with a $1 million pledge, this scholarship was created to help address the pressing need for educating and training managers. Since then, Centex has awarded more than $200,000 to students attending residential construction programs across the country. The scholarships provide students with tuition assistance.
Applicants interested in applying for the scholarship funds must be pursuing study in a housing-related program, be registered as a full-time student this coming fall, be a rising sophomore in a two- or four-year college or university and have at least one full academic year of course work remaining after the scholarship is received.
Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the scholarship page of the National Housing Endowment Web site, http://www.nationalhousingendowment.org/. Applications are available in Word and PDF formats.
About Endowment Scholarship Programs
The endowment administers 12 scholarship programs and awards more than $400,000 each year to students pursuing careers in residential construction and related fields.
For more information, visit the endowment Web site at http://www.nationalhousingendowment.org/.