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Building Hope Scholarship Fund - $25 Donation

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The Building Hope Scholarship Fund supports students in the building industry and trades. Money from the fund is awarded to Professional Women in Building (PWB) councils and individual members through NAHB PWB’s annual awards and recognition competitions who then distributes the funds to regionally selected scholarship recipients.

The Building Hope Scholarship Fund is supported by contributions from NAHB Professional Women in Building members, building industry professionals and corporate sponsors. The fund is named after Hope S. Bettilyon, PWB’s (then named the NAHB Women’s Auxiliary) first president who in 1955 collected $1 from each council member and began the tradition of an annual scholarship. The fund is responsible for supporting decades of women in the building industry and trades. Specifically, money from the fund is given to selected high school and college students to helps defray costs associated with pursuing education and professional development opportunities in the residential construction industry. Funds frequently are contributed in honor of or memory of a loved one. Donors (unless they opt to be anonymous) are recognized in Building Women magazine.


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