September 20, 2010
Nation's Building News

The Official Online Weekly Newspaper of NAHB

Applications for Endowment 2011 IBS Student Scholarships Due Oct. 30

Applications for students to attend the 2011 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando 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 for IBS. Providing the funding has been instrumental in helping students 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 $50,000 for scholarships for the program.

“The National Housing Endowment is proud to continue this scholarship program for NAHB’s Student Chapter members,” said Gary Garczynski, endowment chairman and 2002 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 for funding, a student must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 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 traveling to the NAHB International Builders’ Show to participate in NAHB Student Chapters activities

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.

To Apply

For more information and to apply online, visit

Applications must be submitted online no later than midnight on Oct. 30.

Recipients will be notified by Nov. 5 and funds will be distributed in December.

More Endowment Scholarship Programs

The endowment administers  and awards more than $300,000 in scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in residential construction and related fields.

For more information, visit the endowment's Web site at

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