NAHB’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) scholarship fund encourages individuals to further their education and training in housing industry-related programs. Three PWB/National Housing Endowment (NHE) scholarships are currently available for qualified applicants.
The PWB Leadership Scholarship provides financial support to qualified applicants to help defray costs associated with professional development opportunities, including housing and building related certifications, designations and licensing fees, travel expenses to NAHB Leadership Meetings, expenses related to career development and other building related programs.
Strategies for Success Scholarship
The Strategies for Success Scholarship provides financial support to high school graduates enrolled as full- time students in a two-year or four-year college or vocational program who are advancing their education in housing industry-related programs. NAHB PWB past president Deborah Ferland and Austin Ferland initiated the scholarship in 2001.
Building Hope Scholarship
The Building Hope Scholarship provides financial support to full or part-time students at a college or trade school who are taking building-related courses or training. In 1955, Hope S. Bettilyon, former president of the NAHB Women’s Auxiliary, now known as the NAHB PWB Council, began the scholarship.
Local NAHB PWB councils are encouraged to apply for and promote these scholarships to students in their communities.
Questions? Contact Claudia Richards, director, NAHB Professional Women in Building.