The National Housing Endowment IBS Scholarship Application

Attending the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) has proven to be instrumental in helping students learn outside the classroom and prepare for a career in the home building industry. The National Housing Endowment IBS Scholarship provides money to NAHB student chapters to help offset travel expenses and participation in activities surrounding the annual Show.

Rules and Guidelines

To be considered for funding, the school must have an active chapter as chartered by the NAHB Board of Directors. Preference will be given to NAHB student chapters fielding a team in the Residential Construction Management Competition.

Chapter members who benefit from the IBS Scholarship must volunteer at IBS activities including, but not limited to, the Residential Construction Management Competition and the NAHB Student Chapters Networking Booth.

Who may complete the online application form?

  • Chapter Representative: Apply for up to $2,000 for your chapter (not HBA matched funding)
  • HBA Representative: Apply for up to $2,000 and match funding, to award up to $4,000 to your chapter

Chapters and HBAs may not apply concurrently to fund the same chapter's travel to IBS. Only ONE form per chapter will be accepted. Please work with your local chapter and/or HBA to determine who will apply on your school's behalf.

 Application Deadline and Timeline of Notification

  • Oct. 31: Application deadline. Strictly enforced. 
  • Nov. 10: Email notification of award sent.
  • Nov. 17: Verification form submitted by recipients.
  • December 2014: Distribution of funds.

For questions regarding this program, please email  

* required field

* School Name:
* Type of School:
* Is there an active NAHB Student Chapter at this school? (Note: only NAHB Student Chapter members are eligible)
* Type of applicant completing this form:
* Will this application be matched by HBA funds? :
If yes, please name your local HBA:
* Applicant Name:
* Applicant Organization (School or HBA name)
* Applicant Address:
* Applicant City:
* Applicant State:
* Applicant Zip:
* Applicant Email:
* Applicant Phone:
* Does the Chapter plan to participate in the Residential Construction Management Competition?
* What other activities do the applicant(s) plan to participate in at IBS?
Education Sessions
Exhibit Floor
Opening Ceremony
New American Home Tour
Student Chapter Activities
* What is the approximate total cost for the applicant(s) to travel to IBS?
* How many students are being supported by this funding?
* Is the Chapter raising funds by other means to travel to IBS?
* Amount Requested (Note: maximum amount is $2,000)

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