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Students or recent graduates (within the past two years) in a two- or four-year university/college, vocational apprenticeship, or other training program who are interested in green building can apply for a scholarship to attend the 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience for free.
IBSx will offer a plethora of online education, networking events and product discovery opportunities within a virtual environment. The Sustainability and Green Building IBS Scholarship provides an opportunity for students and recent graduates to be introduced to the world of high-performance homes and helps make connections to jumpstart their career.
Recipients will receive one full conference ticket for the four-day virtual event (Feb. 9-12, 2021), which includes all education sessions and access to the expo "floor." Additionally, scholarship recipients will have the chance to meet virtually one-on-one with veterans in the green building industry. There's a ton of great information to explore, and all of the events will be available through March 31, 2021, in case you miss anything.
Even if you are not a student or recent graduate yourself, you can still get involved:
- Encourage a young building professional or current student interested in high-performance homes and sustainable building to apply.
- Share this opportunity on your social media channels, and tag #IBS2021 and #greenIBSscholarship.
- Make a tax-deductible donation to help more students attend an in-person International Builders' Show in the future. Learn more about contributor benefits.
Applications are due Dec. 9. To learn more about the application requirements and what this opportunity has to offer, visit NAHB's green scholarship page. Curious what last year's scholarship recipients have to say about their experience? Explore their top takeaways from the 2020 International Builders' Show.
To stay current on the high-performance residential building sector with tips on water efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and other building science strategies, follow NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building team on Twitter.