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HBA Skilled Trades Scholarship

The HBA Skilled Trades Scholarship aims to provide annual scholarships to deserving individuals – aged 18-25 years old – who are pursuing a construction career either as a direct hire OR through post-high school trades training or earning a 2-year college degree in the area of construction. Scholarships may include:

  • Money for tools, specialized clothing, gear or safety equipment and/or transportation to an individual employed at a residential builder or subcontractor
  • Money for fees and expenses at a post-secondary construction trades school (i.e. Southeastern Michigan Construction Academy, etc.)
  • Money for fees and expenses at a 2-year college construction or construction trades program

Scholarships to be Awarded

  • Paul & Cheryl Robertson Honorary Scholarship – $5,000 – One Scholarship
  • David S. Compo Family Memorial Scholarship – $3,500 – One Scholarship
  • Walter R. Stoskopf Memorial Scholarship – $2,500 – One Scholarship
  • General Scholarship – $2,000 – One Scholarship
  • General Scholarship – $1,500 – Up to Two Scholarships
  • General Scholarship – $1,000 – Up to Four Scholarships

Number of scholarships awarded is at the discretion of the HBA Charitable & Educational Foundation

  • Application will be considered for all scholarship levels. No separate application needed
  • Scholarship is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable
  • Scholarship check will be made jointly in the name of the recipient and educational institution, if applicable
  • The scholarship is valid only for the current school year, if applicable
  • Application and all supporting documentation must be received no later than June 20, 2024

Qualifications of the Applicant

  • Whenever practical, scholarships will go to applicants who are originally from Southeastern Michigan
  • Applicant should be between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application
  • Applicant must be pursuing a construction career as a direct hire with a residential construction builder or subcontractor OR through post-high school trades training OR through a 2-year college in construction

Obligations of the Scholarship Recipient

  • If in trades training or enrolled in a 2-year college program, maintain satisfactory grades or GPA
  • Conduct self in a manner that does not discredit the school, the employer or the building industry

The Deadline Has Passed For The 2024 Scholarship

Please check back next week for the 2025 Scholarship Application.