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
821 E Main Street, Suite 3
Chicopee, MA 01020
The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Mass is pleased to announce that it will once again be awarding eight $1,000 scholarships for the 2023 year.
Members, their children, and their grandchildren are eligible to apply, as well as a member’s employee or their employee’s children. A Scholarship Application has been mailed out to all of our member companies. We ask all of our members to make copies of this information and to distribute it to their employees.
The Application Deadline for all materials is Friday, June 9, 2023. If you would like to receive a copy of the application, please contact Tina Smith at 413-733-3126, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the applicants are voted on by a “blind application” process by our Scholarship Committee. All identifying elements of the applications are blocked out prior to the Committee reviewing all of the applications that are received and selecting the eight winners. Applicants are judged on an array of items including academics, writing ability, work experience, community service, and extra-curricular activities.
All applicants that apply for a scholarship will receive a notification letter whether they have or have not been awarded one of the eight $1,000 scholarships. The award check will be made out to the winner and their college, or to the college bookstore.
Fourteen Trade School $750 Education Scholarship/Acquisition Awards
We offer scholarships to fourteen local trade schools every year. The first scholarship is our $750 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.
Congratulations to all of our Trade School Students who were recognized by their schools as winners of the $750 Tool Stipend Winners to further their their career goals.
This year’s winners are:
Chicopee Comp High School – Eric Darrin
Franklin County Tech – Shawn Donovan
Lower Pioneer Valley Career & Tech Education Center – A’yuri Clarke
McCann Vocational Tech High School – Avery Huffstater
Pathfinder Regional High School – Thomas Edwin Traugh
Putnam Vocational Tech Academy – Adrean Martinez
Taconic High School – Michael Britten
Westfield Technical Academy – Adam Styyrcharz