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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.

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 Scholarships

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.

  • Strategies for Success Scholarship
  • Building Hope Scholarship
  • Leadership Scholarship

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 250 students have received funds totaling more than $330,000. The online application for the 2023/2024 school year will be available here in mid-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.

Homebuilding Education Leadership Program (HELP) Grant

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.

Granger MacDonald/Doug Wistner Scholarship Fund

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.

Roger Glunt/HELP Student Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a construction management program receiving Homebuilding Education Leadership Program (HELP) funding in the current calendar year. To learn if your school is receiving funding, please contact ksimmons@nahb.org.

NHE NAHB Remodelers Leadership Program

The National Association of Home Builders Remodeler Leadership Grant aims to provide exposure to NAHB leadership meetings to foster future leaders to represent the needs of the residential remodeling industry. Whether you are a current or past local leader, if you have an interest in serving at the national leadership level, the NAHBR Leadership Grant fund can help you make the connections you need to make an impact.

Grant recipients will receive financial support to help defray cost associated with member travel expenses to NAHB Leadership Meetings. Additionally, they will receive access to numerous networking events with leadership development opportunities for remodelers.

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.

How To Apply

Visit the National Housing Endowment Website


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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