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Work Force Development Scholarship Application


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 and the National Association of Home Builders, BRHBA is working closely with local high schools to engage in construction-related educational activities that help young people understand and pursue rewarding careers in the construction industry.

Applications are available to students at any of our city and county High Schools and Technical Centers beginning in January of each year.  There will be six up to $1000 scholarships available in 2020.  Awards will be available 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 and attend school in either Albemarle county, the city of Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison or Nelson Counties in order 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.

Application Deadline

Applications should be received at the BRHBA office by June 30, 2020. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.


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


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


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
  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