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The National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, recently announced 11 winners of the Dale and Bea Stuard National Housing Endowment Educational Fund Scholarship for the upcoming school year.
Established in 2000 and administered by members of the Building Industry Association of Orange County (BIA/OC) in California, the fund provides financial assistance to qualified students and trainees in housing-related programs, with special emphasis given to students and programs in California and to students who, due to family or financial circumstances, are unlikely to have educational opportunities beyond high school or equivalent vocational training.
Since this program's inception, more than $179,000 in scholarships has been awarded.
This year’s scholarship winners were collectively awarded $20,000. They include:
- Kayla Chapman, of Cal Poly — San Luis Obispo
- Tori Drysol, of Mt. San Antonio College
- Teresita Garcia, of Fullerton College
- Jacqueline Gonzalez, of Fullerton College
- Jillian Gonzalez, of Fullerton College
- Mi Mai, of Chapman University
- Sadie Rios, of Chapman University
- Rodolfo Rodriguez, of the University of Texas
- Dylan Sheld, of Fullerton College
- Garret Sheld, of Fullerton College
- Leny Zarate, of Fullerton College
“Bea and I are pleased to be able to help these students further their education, and are confident that they will make significant contributions to the field of residential construction,” said Dale Stuard, past chairman of the endowment and 1988 NAHB president. “We are proud to take part in the National Housing Endowment’s efforts to increase the number of professionals entering the residential construction industry.”
The selection committee — educators, BIA/OC members, government officials and members of local non-profit organizations — included Greg Albert, Sares-Regis Group; Dave Bartlett, Brookfield Homes; Beth Curran, CalPASC; Tom Grable, TriPointe Homes; Kathy Johnson, Vital Link; Mari Kurtz, Cal Pac Sheet Metal; John Morton, Southern California Edison; Brian Muehlbauer, Studio 6 Architects; Elisha Nakada, D33 Design; Karen Nelson, North Orange County ROP; Thomas Rhodes, TWR Enterprises; Jon Robertson; and Holly Sandler.
Scholarship applications were graded and ranked accordingly based on merit, economic need and student potential.
More Endowment Scholarship Programs
The endowment 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 website at www.nationalhousingendowment.org.