Applications now accepted for college scholarships

The North Carolina Home Builders Educational Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships based on a combination of need and merit to four-year college students entering their junior or senior year and technical school students entering their second year who have declared their major in a construction related field.

To be eligible a student must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be nominated by a NCHBA member firm.

2. Nominees shall be immediate family members -related by blood, (i. e. children, step-children or grandchildren).

3. Students related by marriage, (i. e. son-in-law, daughter-in-law, etc.) shall not be eligible.

4. Immediate family members of any current trustee of the foundation shall not be eligible.

5. Awards are for one year, but scholarship winners may submit a renewal application and be considered for renewal if they make satisfactory progress in their studies.

6. Only full-time students will be considered. NCHBA defines a full-time student as one taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

In addition to the original NCHBECF Scholarship Program there are four additional scholarship opportunities offered by the NCHBA.

1. If you are a female pursuing a degree in a construction-related field, you may also apply for the North Carolina Professional Women in Building Scholarship. To be eligible a student must meet the same requirements as outlined in the NCHBECF Scholarship guidelines. One $500 scholarship will be presented each year.

2. Caleb’s Endowment was created in 2014 to be awarded to students who meet the NCHBA scholarship guidelines and would qualify as a “special needs” student. Students with special needs include, but are not limited to, those suffering from any of a wide range of physical disabilities, medical conditions, intellectual difficulties or emotional problems, including deafness, blindness, dyslexia, learning difficulties and behavioral problems. To be eligible a student must first meet the same requirements as outlined in the NCHBECF Scholarship guidelines. One $500 scholarship will be presented each year.

3. The Sean Sullivan Tradesperson Scholarship is a $500 scholarship available to students attending a community college or trades school. Students must meet NCHBA Scholarship guidelines, however, they do not need to be of blood relation to an NCHBA member. They must only be nominated by a current NCHBA member.

4. East Carolina University students pursuing a career in Construction Management may apply for the Rick Judson/NCHBA/ National Housing Endowment Residential Construction Scholarship. Awarded amount varies. Note: The application process for this scholarship is through ECU and eligibility is slightly different than the other scholarships listed above. You can find out more information on the ECU website.

Deadline for entries: April 28, 2017

For a nomination form or an application packet click on our website

at www.nchba.comor contact the NCHBA office at (800) 662-7129.