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Education Foundation

North Carolina Home Builders Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

The North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc.  accepts applications for its college scholarships each year between January and April.  The foundation 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 and return application the deadline of April 29, 2016:

  1. Applicants must be nominated by a NCHBA member firm.
  2. Nominees shall be immediate family members of NCHBA member firms, related by blood, (i.e. children, step-children or grandchildren).
  3. Students related by marriage, (ie. son-in-law, daughter-in-law, etc.) shall not be eligible.
  4. Immediate family members of any current trustee of the NCHB Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. 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.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 school year and are due April 29, 2016. 

Applications should be emailed to Deborah Alford at dalford@nchba.org

General Scholarship Information for 2016-2017 Applications

General Scholarship Information for sending recommendations, nominations and transcripts.

2016-17 Scholarship Nomination Form

2016-17 Scholarship Application Form

Scholarship Renewal Information

2016-17 Renewal Application Form

Questions: Deborah Alford at 919-676-9090

Information on Other Scholarships Available

In addition to the NC Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation Scholarship outlined above, the following scholarships should also be considered. To be eligible, a student must meet the same requirements as outlined in the NCHBECF Scholarship guidelines.

  • 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. This would be awarded in addition to the NCHBECF Scholarship. ($500).
  • Caleb’s Endowment is awarded to students who also meet the NCHBA scholarship guidelines and would qualify as a “special needs” student. ($500)
  • Sean Sullivan Tradesperson Scholarship was created in 2015 to be awarded to students who also meet the NCHBA scholarship guidelines and are attending a community college or trade school. This would be awarded in addition to the NCHBECF Scholarship. ($500)
  • 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.

Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2015-2016

Four students were awarded $11,500 in college scholarships by the North Carolina Home Builders Educational & Charitable Foundation.

Congratulations to:

  • Chandler Clodfelter, who received a $3,000 scholarship plus an additional $500 scholarship provided by the NC Professional Women in Building. Chandler is majoring in Civil Engineering at Clemson University. She is the daughter of Jill Clodfelter, a member of the High Point BA.
  • James Corcoran, who received a $3,000 scholarship. James is majoring in Construction Management at East Carolina University. He is the son of Sean Corcoran, a member of the HBA of Craven-Pamlico Cos.
  • Luke Fearrington, who received a $3,000 scholarship. Luke is majoring in Civil Engineering at NC State University. He is the son of Scott Fearrington, a member of the Greater Charlotte HBA (Cabarrus Chapter).
  • Paul McNeely, who received a $2,000 scholarship. Paul is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at NC State University. He is the son of Chris McNeely, a member of the Salisbury-Rowan HBA.
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