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.

2016 Application Requirements Include:

  • Completed application submitted by March 18, 2016.
  • 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  

2016 17 Scholarship Application

become Part of this Excellent Tradition

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!

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2015 Donors: 

Hilary Barbuto - Wayne Homes
James Barry - CT Consultants
George Cleary - The Cleary Company
Chris Converse - Converse Electric
Gary Dunn - Maple Craft LLC
Mike Fought - Nicholson Builders, Inc.
William Gerhardt - GreenScapes Landscape Co., Inc.
Scott Green - Park National Bank
Thomas Hart - Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC
Chris Herold - Columbus Builders Supply
Brian Jimenez - Jimenez-Haid Builders
William Kanipe - Patriot Air Comfort Systems
Travis Ketron - Ketron Custom Builders
James Kulp - Central Ohio Retractable Screens Inc.
Gary Libertini- American Heritage Homes Corp.
Jay McIntire - Encore Living, LLC
Linda Menerey - EMH&T, Inc.
Jim Phieffer - Trinity Home Builders, LLC
Mac Roberts - P & D Builders, Ltd.
Charles E. Ruma, Jr. - Virginia Homes
William Westbrook - Brier Hill Associates, LLC
Alice Wissman- Jimenez-Haid Builders
Pamela Yost - Grand DesignGroup, Inc.
Zenios Michael Zenios - 3 Pillar Homes

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Scholarship Contribution Form

If you  would like to see your company name listed here as a 2016 Scholarship Donor or have questions about the Scholarship program, please contact Tracy Schiefferle

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