Applications for Endowment IBS Scholarships Due Oct. 30
Applications for students to attend the 2010 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas are now available and due by Oct. 30.
The scholarships ― sponsored by the National Housing Endowment in conjunction with the Home Builders Institute ― enable NAHB Student Chapter members to offset some or all of their travel and attendance expenses at IBS. Providing funding to students has proven to be instrumental in helping them learn outside the classroom and prepare careers in the home building industry.
The IBS scholarship program also helps give young NAHB members the tools to enter into the federation as graduates and to become future leaders.
This year, the endowment has allocated up to $100,000 for scholarships for the program.
To be considered for funding, a student must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a student studying residential construction or a related field at a four-year college or university, two-year college, high school or technical school
- Be an active NAHB member at an institution with an NAHB Student Chapter
- Be a student who will be traveling to the International Builders’ Show to participate in NAHB Student Chapters activities
Applications must be submitted online no later than midnight Oct. 30.
State and local home builders associations can apply for up to $2,500 in matching funds to distribute to their local NAHB Student Chapter.
Individual NAHB Student Chapters can apply for up to $2,500 in non-matched funds. Preference will be given to chapters represented by a Residential Construction Management Competition team at the IBS.
For more information and to apply online, visit www.NAHB.org/IBSscholarship.
Recipients will be notified by Nov. 26 and funds will be distributed in mid-December.
More Endowment Scholarship Programs
The endowment administers 10 scholarship programs and awards more than $350,000 each year to students pursuing careers in residential construction and related fields.
For more information, visit the endowment's Web site at www.nationalhousingendowment.org.