Making a Difference in Students' Lives

Each year, the BIA is proud to award several scholarships to high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college or post-high school training. The Scholarship Program is a function of the BIA Foundation and was created to encourage and promote a highly qualified workforce for the building industry. 

Since 1994, 118 students have received scholarships totaling $150,000.  In 2011, the Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) has assumed the oversight of reviewing and awarding the annual scholarships.

2015-16 Application Requirements Include:

  • Completed application submitted by March 13, 2015.
  • 500-word or less detailed essay on the financial need for this scholarship and the reason interested in pursuing a career in the residential construction industry - this item is weighed heavily in the Scholarship Committee's decision making process
  • Two (2)  reference letters detailing why they would recommend you as a scholarship recipient
  • Official grade transcript  

2015 16 Scholarship Application

become Part of this Excellent Tradition

Recent scholarship awards include five exceptional students in 2014, four in 2013, five in 2012 and seven in 2011. To continue this tradition we need your financial support. 

BIA members are welcome to help the BIA encourage young people to pursue careers in the residential building industry by donating to the BIA Scholarship Fund. Contributions are 100% tax deductible, and you will be recognized right here on our website as a Scholarship Donor.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

2013-2014 Donors

  • American Heritage Homes Corp.
  • Brier Hill Associates
  • Canei Roofing & Construction, LLC
  • J. Coffee & Associates, Inc.
  • Coppertree Homes
  • EMH&T
  • Edwards Land Company
  • The Energy Cooperative
  • Grand DesignGroup, Inc.
  • Insurance Unlimited Agency
  • Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC
  • Jimenez-Haid Builders
  • John Eramo & Sons, Inc.
  • Markpoint Development
  • Mayfair Homes, Inc.
  • Memmer Homes
  • New Village Construction, LLC
  • Planned Communities
  • Safeway Electric Compnay, Inc.
  • Schottenstein Homes
  • Today Homes
  • Trinity Home Builders, LLC
  • Virginia Homes
  • Wagenbrenner Development

Scholarship Donation Form 2014 (PDF)

If you  would like to see your company name listed here as a Scholarship Donor or have questions about the Scholarship program, please contact Tracy Schiefferle

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