WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Hundreds of NAHB Student Chapters members from across the U.S. will have the opportunity to experience the 2014 International Builders’ Show (IBS) Feb. 4-6 in Las Vegas thanks to $60,000 in travel scholarships from the National Housing Endowment.
The 2014 International Builders’ Show Scholarship helps NAHB Student Chapters members from high schools, career and technical schools, colleges and universities learn outside the classroom and prepare for a career in the home building industry. Many scholarship recipients participate in the NAHB Student Chapters Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC) at IBS. The RCMC gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal they defend in front of a panel of builder judges during the show.
The IBS Scholarship has helped more than 3,000 students attend IBS since its inception in 2007. The fund assisted 400 students from NAHB Student Chapters at 43 schools in 2013. The significant contributions of the Endowment’s trustees, Peter Herder of Tucson, Ariz., and Dale and Bea Stuard of Newport Beach, Calif., ensure the scholarships continue in 2014.
Home Builders Associations and NAHB Student Chapters may apply for up to $2,000 at:
www.NAHB.org/IBSscholarship. NAHB Student Chapters provides students the opportunity to work first-hand with experience builders in the construction industry and other related fields. More than 3,000 faculty and student members are part of the 120 NAHB Student Chapters across the U.S. HBI administers the NAHB Student Chapters program for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
For more information, please contact Page Browning, Vice President of Academic Services, HBI, at or 800-795-7955 x8918.
HBI is a national nonprofit that provides training, mentoring, curriculum development and job placement services in support of the building industry. With an 80 percent job placement rate for graduates, HBI training programs are taught in local communities across the country to youth, adults, veterans, ex-offenders and displaced workers. Visit www.hbi.org for more information.
About the National Housing Endowment
The National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the housing industry develop more effective approaches to home building, enhancing education and training for future generations of leaders in residential construction and increasing the body of knowledge on housing issues. It does so by supporting innovative and effective programs that further education, training and research in the residential construction industry.
Contact: Laura Phillips Garner