Building industry scholarship applications now available
The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation has announced scholarships are now available for area students for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.
Scholarships, ranging up to $3,500, will be awarded to 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. Applicants must live in or attend school in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem counties.
Studies may be undertaken in a qualified trade school program, as well as junior and four-year college university programs. Students enrolled in programs part-time are also eligible.
The fields of real estate development and construction include the following: Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Heating Technology; Electrical; Carpentry, Design-Build, Construction Materials Handling, Job-Site Supervision, Estimating, Construction Planning, Surveying, Construction Information Management, Construction Business Management, Construction Management or Technology, CAD Drafting along with other similar occupations in the building industry.
The deadline is April 30, 2018. Students are allowed to scan and submit their applications online at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to the Foundation office at 114 Haddontowne Ct., Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034.
2017 BLSJ Scholarship winners named
BLSJ Scholarship Foundation President Robert Washburn presented scholarship awards totaling $8,000 to three students at the League’s Nine, Wine and Dine Golf Outing at Medford Village Country Club on June 21, 2017.
This year's recipients include Noah Newcomb of Wenonah, who plans to major in Heavy Equipment Technician with a CAT Emphasis at the Pennsylvania College of Technology; Henry Ricci of Millville, who will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University and Khalil Wise of Clementon, who will major in Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University.
Since 1995, the Foundation has awarded more than $147,593 to area students planning for careers within the homebuilding industry.
Information on the 2018-19 scholarships will be posted here in late January 2018.
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 2015, the Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $132,093 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.
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