Scholarships and Grants

Building homes for the nation is too important a priority to neglect the education, training and research that will be needed to support the residential construction industry. The National Housing Endowment is answering the call by continuing to find avenues to educate students on the many opportunities a career in construction offers.

Herman J. Smith/National Housing Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor Herman J. Smith and his lifelong commitment to the housing industry and the education of future generations of home builders. This scholarship has a preference for students in the state of Texas.

International Builders Show Scholarship Program

The International Builders’ Show Scholarship provides monetary support to NAHB Student Chapter members to help offset travel expenses related to attendance and participation in activities surrounding the annual International Builders’ Show.

Lee S. Evans/National Housing Endowment Scholarship

Mr. Evans, an educator and consultant, has taught thousands of builders how to better manage their businesses. The Evans' endowed gift, along with the generous contributions of many of Mr. Evans' friends, colleagues and former students, created the scholarship fund to assist in addressing the pressing need for educating and training construction managers in the residential building industry.

Professional Women in Building/National Housing Endowment Strategies for Success Scholarship

This scholarship fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry-related programs.

National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship

The National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship (formerly the Bill Carr Scholarship) is awarded to children of Executive Officers in pursuit of a college degree. Funding is through Executive Officer contributions and interest accrued by the Endowment. The scholarship program is managed by the National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship Subcommittee. To date, more than 200 students have received funds totaling more than $245,000. The online application for the 2019/2020 school year will be available here in early February.

Pulte/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship

Pulte Group established the Pulte Group/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship in 1999. These scholarships provide tuition assistance to undergraduate students pursuing careers in the building industry.

Challenge/Build/Grow Grant Initiative

The National Housing Endowment has created the Challenge/Build/Grow Grant Initiative for NAHB state and local associations. The Endowment is offering eligible applicants up to $5,000 in matching challenge grant funds for programs and projects addressing NAHB’s highest priority areas, including education and worker training — with a focus on building innovations and growing the future workforce. The National Housing Endowment wants to challenge the building industry to help build and grow new state and local partnerships and opportunities.

Other National Housing Endowment Education Funds

Various donors also have established funds that are targeted to students and scholars at particular institutions or programs, or for purposes beyond direct tuition support, including fellowships and scholarly and field research.

Apply Here

Visit the National Housing Endowment Website

Process

1. Register

Click on the "Register" button, complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login to the award with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online application by clicking the My Applications tab.

4. Save

During the Call for Applications period, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your Application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Applications period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

If you require assistance or additional information, please contact the Award Administrator.

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National Housing Endowment
1201 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-266-8069
Email:   Scholarships@nahb.org