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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 and trade school 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

Scholarship Programs

Vocational Scholarships

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.

The second scholarship we provide for students is our $1,000 Vocational Scholarship. It is available for all Vocational/Technical Seniors. The applications are reviewed by our committee and up to two recipients from the fourteen local trade schools are selected to receive this scholarship. This scholarship rewards the student $1,000 to further his/her education. There is no limit to the number of students who can apply for this scholarship as long as they are vocational/technical students in the construction related trades.

All completed applications will be due in the HBRAWM office no later than 5p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, there will be no exceptions.

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 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. There are no exceptions.

If you are selected as one of the 2018 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 Maribel at the HBRAWM at 413-733-3126 or email mwalton@hbrawm.com.

2020 HBRAWM Member Scholarship Application Coming Soon.

Trade School $1,000 Vocational Scholarships & $750 Educational Scholarships/Acquisition Awards

We offer scholarships to fourteen local trade schools every year. The first scholarship is our $750 Educational Scholarship/Tool Acquisition Award. The applications are review by the committee and the winners will be selected. The scholarship can be used to further their education or for tools at a member company. These tools can make a difference in a student’s ability to start a new job or internship. This student can be a Junior or Senior of your choice who is involved in a construction related trade.

The second scholarship we provide for students is our $1,000 Vocational Scholarship. It is available for all of your Vocational/Technical Seniors. The applications are reviewed by our committee and we choose up to two recipients in our local area to receive this scholarship. This scholarship rewards the student one thousand dollars to further their education. Please keep in mind that any of your vocational/technical students can apply as long as they are in the construction related trades, there is no limit.

All completed applications are due in our office no later than 5p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, there are no exceptions.