Building upon the proud history of NAHB’s wide range of support for construction education, the National Housing Endowment, Home Builders Institute (HBI), and state and local Home Builders Associations (HBAs) continue to find avenues to educate students on the many opportunities a career in construction offers. Attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) has proven to be instrumental in helping students learn outside the classroom and prepare for a career in the home building industry.
- International Builders Show Scholarship Program
The National Housing Endowment 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 Scholarship
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. Evan's 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.
- Herman J. Smith Scholarship
The National Housing Endowment/Herman J. Smith 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.
- Pulte Group Build Your Future Scholarship Program
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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 NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success Scholarship
The NAHB Professional Women in Building/National Housing Endowment Strategies for Success Scholarship Fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry related programs.
- Other National Housing Endowment Education Funds
Various donors have also established funds that are targeted to students and scholars at particular institutions or programs or for purposes beyond direct tuition support to include fellowships and scholarly and field research. Please contact Madeline Smith at the National Housing Endowment with questions about housing education programs and the application procedures for these funds.