Builders League Scholarship Foundation awards $9,000 in 2019
BLSJ Scholarship Foundation Vice President Marni Schatz, students Kristina Littlehales and Matthew Vona, BLSJ President Hans Lampart and BLSJ Executive Vice President Rick Van Osten following the presentation of scholarship awards at the Scotland Run Golf Club on June 12, 2019.
BLSJ Scholarship Foundation President Robert Washburn announced scholarships totaling $9,000 were awarded to four South Jersey students. The scholarship winners were honored at the League's Wine and Dine Golf Outing at Scotland Run Golf Club on June 12, 2019.
This year's recipients include Katherine Kaderabek of Mickleton, who is majoring in Architecture at The Catholic University of America; Kristina Littlehales of Franklinville, who will major in Civil Engineering at the University of Maine; Maryam Nasr of Cape May, who will major in Engineering Management at Stockton University and Matthew Vona of Mullica Hill, who is majoring in Real Estate Development at New York University. Mr. Vona is the recipient of the first scholarship award provided by the New Jersey Builders Association.
Since 1995, the Foundation has awarded more than $163,093 to area students planning for careers within the homebuilding industry.
Information on the 2020-21 scholarships will be posted here in late January 2020.
About the BLSJ Scholarship Foundation
The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to area students from southern New Jersey who will be matriculating in an accredited, post-secondary school and pursuing a course of study related to real estate and the construction industry.
The Foundation was funded with a donation from the Home Builders Foundation, a community service entity established by the Builders League in 1956 to help area residents in need, and by special donations from Builders League members. From 1995 to 2018, the Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $156,593 to area students.
The Scholarship Application Process is announced each January with applications available on this website, from school guidance programs, or by visiting scholarship-based websites. The deadline for application is usually the first week of April. Scholarships are awarded in May.
Applicants must live in or attend school in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland counties. Studies may be undertaken in qualified trade school programs as well as junior and four-year college university programs, according to BLSJ Scholarship Foundation President Robert Washburn. Students who are enrolled in programs part-time are also eligible.
Study fields may include, but are not limited to air conditioning, plumbing and heating technology, electrical, construction management and technology and CAD drafting.
Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a tuition payment directly to the institution of higher education. Students may reapply for the scholarship each year, as long as they continue their course of study. The application process is free.
The scholarship applications are processed by the Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation, 114 Haddontowne Ct., Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034. For further information, questions or clarification, please call the Foundation office at (856) 616-8460.
Student Scholarships via NAHB
Building upon the proud history of the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 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.
For more information about the various scholarships available click here.