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, the BIA Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $177,400 to 135 students.
2017 Application Requirements Include:
- Completed application submitted by April 3, 2017.
- 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 BIA Scholarship Recipients:
Standing l-r: Jim Lipnos, Jim Hilz, Ann Misiolek, AJ McPherson, Mark Lomax, Jeff Miller, Keith Sharrock, Bob Gardner, Joel Rhoades, Brad MacBrair, Brad Yates, Lisa Theado, Bart Barok
Scholarship Winners Seated l-r: John Colosimo, Raven Crawford, Nicholas Rocco Eramo, John Anthony Sipple, Jr., Evan Menerey, Ethan Spulgis. Not pictured: Jacob Watson, Otis Vaughn II, Malik Johnson, Michael Jacob Stockinger.
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!
Mike Amicon - Wagenbrenner Development
Charles Driscoll - Edwards Land Company
Christopher Eramo - John Eramo & Sons, Inc.
Mike Fought - Nicholson Builders, Inc.
Scott Green - Park National Bank
Chris Herold - Columbus Builders Supply
Brian Jimenez - Jimenez-Haid Builders
James Kulp - Central Ohio Retractable Screens Inc.
Bill Lepper - Wallick Construction, LLC
Gary Libertini- American Heritage Homes Corp.
Linda Menerey - EMH&T, Inc.
Marc Miriello - On Site Management
Charles E. Ruma, Jr. - Virginia Homes
Ron Sabatino - Today Homes
Howard Schottenstein - Markpoint Development
Scott Thompson - Thompson Concrete, Ltd.
Andreas Untch - Safeway Electric Company, Inc.
William Westbrook - Brier Hill Associates, LLC
James Wright - Residential Designed Solutions, Inc.
Pamela Yost - Grand DesignGroup, Inc.
Zenios Michael Zenios - 3 Pillar Homes
If you would like to see your company name listed here as a 2017 Scholarship Donor or have questions about the Scholarship program, please contact Tracy Schiefferle