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.
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.
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.
The scholarship fund encourages individuals to further their education and training in housing industry related programs. Three PWB/NHE scholarships are currently available to qualified applicants.
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 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.
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.
For more than a decade, the HELP initiative has awarded annual grants to leading colleges and universities to help them create, expand or enhance residential construction management programs. Through a competitive application process, recipient institutions can receive a grant of up to $100,000 over a three-to-five year time period.
The Granger MacDonald/Doug Wistner Scholarship Fund was established in honor and loving memory of NAHB 2017 Chairman Granger MacDonald and Doug Wistner, husband and son of Kathy MacDonald respectively. This award will go to support students pursuing education opportunities in residential construction trades and management.
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.
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