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Endowment HELP Goes a Long Way at Maryland University

Applications for Herman J. Smith Scholarships Due May 5



Patsy Smith

Graduate and undergraduate students pursuing building-related studies for the 2008-2009 academic year can apply for the Herman J. Smith Scholarship Fund, the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, recently announced. Applications are due May 5. 

The Herman J. Smith Scholarship Fund, honoring 1981 NAHB President Herman J. Smith, provides assistance to graduate and undergraduate students studying construction management, mortgage finance and related fields. Last year, 10 students were awarded scholarships totalling $20,000.

“We are so proud to work with the National Housing Endowment to provide educational opportunities for worthy students,” said Patsy Smith, who serves as a life trustee for the endowment. “Herman’s favorite motto was ‘always leave the woodpile higher than you found it.’ I believe this scholarship is a testament to his philanthropic work and to his great love of this industry.”

Since its inception, the Smith scholarship has awarded more than $140,000 to exemplary students.

Applicants interested in applying for the scholarship funds must be in a housing-related program such as construction management, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, design or any of the trade specialties at a college or university.

Preference is given to students who are residents of Texas or who are attending a Texas college or university, and who are active members in the NAHB Student Chapter at their college.

To Apply

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the scholarship page of the National Housing Endowment Web site, www.nationalhousingendowment.org. Applications are available in Word format.

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 www.nationalhousingendowment.org.

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