The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBAGC) provides...

financial scholarships to students in the Cincinnati Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) who are pursuing careers in residential construction. These scholarships are awarded annually, up to $2,500 per applicant. The funds can be used for tuition at a trade school, or college, tools, course materials, and transportation expenses related to this endeavor. Scholarships are renewable annually.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
• The applicant must be registered in a certified post-high school trades training program, including Great Oaks and Butler Tech, or an undergraduate degree program in a construction-related major.
• High school seniors are NOT eligible to apply.
• The applicant must be enrolled in a construction-related training program or major field of study at an accredited Greater Cincinnati area institution.
• The applicant must demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the construction industry upon graduation.
• Preference is given to employees and affiliates of HBA member companies, and members of HBA-affiliated student chapters. Students whose school does not have a chapter are still welcome to apply.
• All sections of the application must be completed and submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all parts of the application are received by the deadline. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:
• Financial need (for educational purposes)
• Career goals
• Academic achievement
• Employment history
• Extracurricular activities
• Recommendations
AWARD INFORMATION
• Scholarship amounts vary and will be distributed over two semesters.
• Second-semester awards are contingent upon the student maintaining good academic standing.
• Applications will be reviewed, and scholars selected by members of the HBA Vision 2020 Scholarship Committee. The HBA Vision 2020 Scholarship Committee may interview finalists.
• Scholarship checks are distributed through the HBA of Greater Cincinnati Careers in Construction Scholarship Fund, made payable to and mailed directly to scholar’s institution of higher learning.
• Scholars are invited to apply for the renewal of their scholarship in subsequent years until graduation. Renewal applications will be judged based on their continued academic progress and financial need. Funds must be utilized in the school year in which they were awarded.
AWARD NOTIFICATION
All applicants will be notified by email of their award status. Fall semester checks will be mailed in early August.
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
• If coursework and grades from a previously attended institution are included on your current institution transcript, you do not need to submit a separate transcript from the previous institution.
• If you have completed less than one (1) semester of schoolwork, you must also submit an official high school transcript. Additionally, a copy of the course requirements of the construction management program you are pursuing is required.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
You must submit two letters of recommendation. The Academic Recommendation must be completed by an instructor or advisor who is familiar with your academic work. The Professional Recommendation
should be completed by a current or former supervisor or employer. Allow your recommender at least two weeks to complete your recommendation. All submissions are confidential. All submitted applications will be acknowledged. Upon submission, applications become the property of the HBAGC. All scholarship awards are final.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.

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* 1. Applicant

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* 2. Current Employer

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* 3. Previous Employer (within last three (3) years, unless it’s same as the current employer)

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* 4. Current Education

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* 5. Previous Education

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* 6. Personal Reflection

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* 7. Recommendations

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