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Donations

The Home Builders Foundation is the charitable arm of the Home Builder & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts. Funds are raised throughout the year at HBRA membership functions such as meetings, golf tournaments and the annual clambake. The funds are distributed for three major purposes through the foundation:

Scholarship Program – Member, trade school, and Student Chapter scholarships are awarded annually. (Tens of thousands of dollars have been awarded in scholarship funds to worthy students who pursue higher education. Tool stipend awards are given to deserving trade school students who are entering the building industry.)

Charitable Work – Funds have gone to the American Red Cross Hometown Heroes and Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April programs.

General Fund – Contributions can be earmarked for the general fund or specific purpose such as landscaping, library material, etc.

If you would like to make a donation to the Home Builders Foundation, please make your check payable to:

Home Builders Foundation
240 Caldwell Drive
Springfield, MA 01104

All completed applications will be due in the HBRAWM office no later than 5p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, there will be no exceptions.

 

Scholarship Programs

EIGHT $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED!

The Home Builders Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc., the charitable arm of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that once again it will be awarding eight $1,000 scholarships to our membership. To be eligible for one of these scholarships you must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a full time program at an accredited college or university, and must be a member; a member’s spouse, child or grandchild; an employee of a member; or the spouse or child of a member’s employee. A student can not be awarded our scholarship more than two times to be fair to all those applying. You or a family member must be able to attend our Scholarship Ceremony on at the Home Builders & Remodelers Headquarters.

We urge you to begin organizing your information now! Candidates who delay gathering materials are often disappointed when they can not get all of the necessary paperwork in by the deadline. Some of the key problem areas usually include: Transcripts not coming in or late, and transcripts not bearing the official school seal on them upon receipt. Please read the application completely and follow all of the instructions. The deadline for all materials is Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. There are no exceptions.

If you are selected as one of the 2020 recipients, your $1,000 award check will be made payable to both you and the college you are attending or its bookstore. Unfortunately, it seems that many employees of members companies have never heard of the scholarship program that was created for their benefit. Members of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts will be receiving a packet with all of the necessary paperwork for applying. We encourage you to distribute these forms to all your employees. If you do not receive this packet or if you have any questions regarding the scholarship process, please call Aanika at the HBRAWM at 413-733-3126 or email Aneely@hbrawm.com.

Two $1,000 Student Chapter Scholarship to be awarded!

The Home Builders Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Inc., the charitable arm of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts, is pleased to offer our Student Chapters an opportunity to compete for two $1,000 scholarships. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university and be part of the school’s NAHB Student Chapter Program. The Scholarship Committee reviews and assesses “blind” applications from which all the identifying information has been removed.

Fourteen Trade School $250 Education Scholarship/Acquisition Awards

We offer scholarships to fourteen local trade schools every year. The first scholarship is our $250 Tool Acquisition Award/Educational Scholarship. The applications are reviewed by the committee and winners are selected. The scholarship can be used to further the student’s education or for him/her to purchase tools from a member company. The student can be a Junior or Senior who is recommended by the school and is involved in a construction related trade.

All completed applications are due in our office no later than 5p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, there are no exceptions.