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Applications for scholarships that will enable NAHB Student Chapter members to offset some or all of their travel and attendance expenses at the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando are due by midnight on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The National Housing Endowment has allocated $50,000 for students to attend IBS on Feb. 8-11.
This is the fifth time the endowment, in conjunction with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) — the workforce development arm of NAHB — and the NAHB Student Chapters have awarded scholarships to students traveling to the Builders’ Show.
The program's support has been instrumental in helping student chapter members learn outside the classroom and prepare for careers in the home building industry. Since its inception, the program has awarded $365,000 in scholarships.
The IBS scholarship program also helps give young NAHB members the tools to enter into the federation as graduates and to become future industry leaders. Students and faculty are challenged every year to raise travel money to attend the events and participate in activities and competition at IBS.
“The National Housing Endowment is proud to continue this scholarship program for NAHB’s student chapter members,” said Bob Mitchell, endowment chairman and 2000 NAHB president. “The endowment is working to increase the number of college graduates entering residential construction and this scholarship, along with other programs we sponsor, is leading the effort to reward and encourage the best and brightest to choose a rewarding career in residential construction.”
To be considered, a school must have an active chapter as chartered by the NAHB Board of Directors that is administered by the HBI. Preference will be given to NAHB Student Chapters fielding a team in the Residential Construction Management Competition at IBS.
Scholarship applications must be submitted online at www.nahb.org/IBSscholarship no later than midnight, Saturday, Oct. 15.
Recipients will be notified by Nov. 4 and funds will be distributed in December.
For more information, visit www.nahb.org/IBSscholarship.