Eight Awarded 'Strategies for Success' Scholarships
Eight women pursing careers in residential construction were awarded NAHB Women’s Council/National Housing Endowment “Strategies for Success” scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year.
The scholarship winners are:
- Annalise Bailey, a building construction management/traditional building major at Snow College, was awarded $1,000.
- Andres Boral, a civil engineering major at Florida Gulf Coast University, was awarded $1,000.
- Whitney Carman, a construction management major at Boise State University, was awarded $500.
- Marion Frix, a cabinetry/carpentry major at the College of Southern Idaho, was awarded $1,000.
- Alisha Higgs, a computer aided drafting design major at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, was awarded $1,000.
- Jennifer Lanzetti, a construction management major at Boise State University, was awarded $500.
- Hannah Merkley, a pre-construction management major at Brigham Young University — Provo, was awarded $1,000.
- Rebecca Riemer, an architectural residential design major at Northcentral Technical College, was awarded $1,000.
Established in 2001, the “Strategies for Success” scholarship program awarded five more scholarships to students pursing housing or housing-related careers this year than in 2007. The scholarships are funded by NAHB and Women’s Council members, and by corporate donors.
The scholarship is also funded through a generous donation by William and Carole Hauke, who were named founding advocates of the endowment last year and committed their entire donation to the “Strategies for Success” scholarship fund. Hauke, the president of Hauke Building Supply in Colchester, Vt., is an NAHB life director and is on the board of the National Commercial Builders Council.
“I was just so amazed at the number of talented women interested in the building industry, it makes me excited for what the future will hold,” said Carole Hauke, of the Women’s Council scholarship committee. “Supporting education is vital. There are so many facets to this industry.”
“It is getting harder and harder to be informed, and these scholarships help make more informed female builders,” Hauke continued. “This scholarship in particular is key. We’ve now had two women presidents of NAHB, and by supporting this scholarship we are investing in the future leaders of our industry.”
“This scholarship fund is truly in keeping with our mission,” said Gary Garczynski, endowment chair and 2002 NAHB president. “The endowment is working to increase the number of professionals 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 this field.”
“We are especially excited by the increase in females entering this profession and are proud to offer them this scholarship support,” Garczynski added.
More Endowment Scholarship Programs
The endowment administers 12 scholarship programs and awards more than $300,000 each year to students pursuing careers in residential construction and related fields.
For more information, visit the endowment Web site at www.nationalhousingendowment.org.