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Work Force Development Scholarship Application

BLUE RIDGE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

Work Force Development Scholarship Fund Application Packet

The Blue Ridge Home Builders Association (BRHBA) is a 501(c)6, non-profit organization.  The BRHBA mission is to serve as the advocate and resource for the area home building industry.

BRHBA has established this scholarship to assist our youth in focusing on a career in the construction industry.  BRHBA has worked with local officials within our affiliation territory (Albemarle, City of Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, and Nelson Counties) to bring notice for the pressing need for a better educated and trained construction industry workforce.  Through our partnership with the Home Builders Association of Virginia(HBAV) and the National Association of Home Builders(NAHB), BRHBA is working closely with Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) and Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) to engage in construction-related educational activities that help young people understand and pursue rewarding careers in the construction industry.

Applications are available to anyone applying to an apprenticeship program that either lives in any of our city and county jurisdictions or attends High Schools and Technical Centers beginning in January of each year.  There will be six up to $1000 scholarships available in 2021.  Awards will be given in August and be paid directly to the educational institution.

Applicants should be students in good standing at an area secondary education program or post-secondary education (community colleges) or trades program and recommended by their instructors with a strong interest in the construction industry or related trades who desire to pursue post-secondary training and/or education opportunities.  An applicant should demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the construction industry upon graduation.

Applicants must live in either Albemarle county, the city of Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, or Nelson Counties to apply.  They must be pursuing fields of real estate development and/or construction, including air conditioning, plumbing, and heating technology, electrical, carpentry, design-build, construction materials handling, job site supervision, estimating, construction planning, surveying, construction information management, business management, construction management or technology or technology and CAD drafting.  For more information to apply, please visit the BRHBA website at www.brhba.org

Application Deadline

Applications should be received at the BRHBA office by April 30, 2021. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

Eligibility

Applicant should be Virginia high school senior OR currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in Virginia, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and pursuing a construction industry related career.

Awards

The six scholarship award amounts will be up to $1000 each.

Process

Applications are reviewed individually and objectively scored by an independent committee – criteria include academic performance, construction experience and/or desire to learn about the construction industry and building trades.

To be considered, the following MUST BE INCLUDED with application:

  1. School Transcripts
  2. A minimum of ONE academic Recommendation is required – TWO recommendations would be helpful but is not necessary. Your recommender should return the form to you either in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal, for you to return with your application OR you can have your recommender email it to you and then you can submit it along with your application to info@brhba.org
  3. Brief Essay by applicant explaining your interest in becoming a professional in the construction industry. Identify and describe your experience with the construction industry and career goals. (Please do not exceed one-page, minimum font size is 12 pt. If written, please print.)

Submit Application and all supporting documents to:

Blue Ridge Home Builders Association
Attn:  Work Force Development Scholarship
2330 Commonwealth Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 Or email to info@brhba.org