Builders League Scholarship Foundation awards $11,000 in 2021
BLSJ Scholarship Foundation President Robert Washburn announced scholarship awards totaling $11,000 were presented to five 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.
This year's recipients include Katherine Kaderabek of Mickleton, who is majoring in Architecture at The Catholic University of America; Jason Proctor Jr. of Sicklerville, who plans to study the Masonry Program at Williamson College of the Trades; Matthew Reese of Hammonton, who intends to study to be a Residential Electrician at Camden County College; Louis Vazquez of Riverside, who plans to study the Electrician Track at Pennco Tech; Matthew Vona of Mullica Hill, who is majoring in Real Estate Development at New York University; Mr. Vona is the recipient of a scholarship award provided by the New Jersey Builders Association.
Since 1995, the Foundation has awarded more than $186,000 to area students planning for careers within the homebuilding industry.
Information on the 2022-23 scholarships will be posted here in late January 2022.
Jason Proctor Jr. Katherine Kaderabek
Matthew Vona Matthew Reese Louis Vazquez
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 2019, the Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $163,000 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 homes for the nation is too important a priority to neglect the education, training and research that will be needed to support the residential construction industry. The National Housing Endowment is answering the call by continuing to find avenues to educate students on the many opportunities a career in construction offers.
- Herman J. Smith Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor Herman J. Smith and his lifelong commitment to the housing industry and the education of future generations of home builders. This scholarship has a preference for students in the state of Texas.
- Lee S. Evans Scholarship
Mr. Evans, an educator and consultant, has taught thousands of builders how to better manage their businesses. The Evans' endowed gift, along with the generous contributions of many of Mr. Evans' friends, colleagues and former students, created the scholarship fund to assist in addressing the pressing need for educating and training construction managers in the residential building industry.
- NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success Scholarship
This scholarship fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry-related programs.
- National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship Fund
The National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship (formerly the Bill Carr Scholarship) is awarded to children of Executive Officers in pursuit of a college degree. Funding is through Executive Officer contributions and interest accrued by the Endowment. The scholarship program is managed by the National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship Subcommittee. To date, more than 200 students have received funds totaling more than $245,000. The online application for the 2020/21 school year will be available here in late January. Please check back then.
Granger MacDonald/Doug Wistner Scholarship FundThe Granger MacDonald/Doug Wistner Scholarship Fund was established in honor and loving memory of NAHB 2017 Chairman Granger MacDonald and Doug Wistner, husband and son of Kathy MacDonald respectively. This award will go to support students pursuing education opportunities in building industry trades and management.
- Pulte Group Build Your Future Scholarship Program
Pulte Group established the Pulte Group/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship in 1999. These scholarships provide tuition assistance to undergraduate students pursuing careers in the building industry.
For more information about the various scholarships available click here.
- Herman J. Smith Scholarship