Scholarships Available for Students Attending IBS
The National Housing Endowment and the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of NAHB, have begun the International Builders’ Show Scholarship to help NAHB Student Chapter members attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) offset their travel and attendance expenses.
Student attendance at IBS has proven to be instrumental in helping students learn and prepare for a career in the home building industry.
The student chapters program, administered by HBI, helps to enrich the educational experiences of more than 4,000 students enrolled in construction-related studies. High schools, vocational and technical schools, community colleges (two-year programs), universities (four-year programs) and Job Corps centers across the country all have chapters.
“The National Housing Endowment is proud to offer this new scholarship program to NAHB’s student chapter members,” said Gary Garczynski, endowment chairman and 2002 NAHB president. “This scholarship, along with other programs we sponsor, is leading the effort to reward and encourage the best and brightest students to choose careers in residential construction.”
To be considered for funding, a student must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a four-year college or university, two-year college, high school or technical school/CTE student studying residential construction or a related field.
- Be an active NAHB member at an institution with an NAHB Student Chapter.
- Be a student who will be traveling to IBS to participate in NAHB Student Chapters activities.
Electronic format applications are available on the NAHB Web site by clicking here.
Applications must be submitted online by midnight on Nov. 15.
Individual student members may apply for up to $500, which will not be matched. State or local builders associations may apply for up to $2,500 to match and distribute to their local NAHB Student Chapter.
Selected recipients will be notified by e-mail before Dec. 7 and funds will be distributed in early January 2008.
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.