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Graduate and undergraduate students pursuing building-related studies for the 2011-2012 academic year can apply for the Herman J. Smith Scholarship Fund of the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB. Applications are due by Friday, May 6.
The Herman J. Smith Scholarship Fund, honoring 1981 NAHB President Herman J. Smith, provides assistance to graduate and undergraduate students studying construction management, mortgage finance and related fields.
“We are so proud to work with the National Housing Endowment to provide educational opportunities for worthy students,” said Patsy Smith, who serves as a life trustee for the endowment. “Herman’s favorite motto has been, ‘Always leave the woodpile higher than you found it.’ I believe this scholarship is a testament to his philanthropic work and to his great love of this industry.”
Since its inception, the Smith scholarship has awarded more than $193,000 to exemplary students.
Applicants interested in applying for the scholarship funds must be in a housing-related program at a college or university — such as construction management, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, design or any of the trade specialties.
Preference is given to students who are residents of Texas or who are attending a Texas college or university, and who are active members in the NAHB Student Chapter at their college.
About Endowment Scholarship Programs
The endowment administers 12 scholarship programs and awards more than $200,000 each year to students pursuing careers in residential construction and related fields. Even in these difficult times, the endowment continues to support students who are pursuing careers in residential construction.
For more information, visit the endowment website at www.nationalhousingendowment.org.