HBA 2022 Scholarship Opportunities

The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBAGC) provides financial scholarships to students in the Greater Cincinnati area (Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Ross and Warren Counties), eastern Indiana (Dearborn, Franklin and Ohio Counties) and northern Kentucky (Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties) who are pursuing careers in residential construction.

Check back in January for 2023 scholarship application information.

Build Your Future with a Career in Construction

Home building is core to the foundation of our economy. Maintaining a robust, skilled workforce is necessary to meet our housing demand. Currently, we are plagued by a chronic skilled labor shortage in the housing industry resulting in higher construction costs, increased home prices and lower economic growth.

Nationwide, there are more than 430,000 open construction sector positions due to the skilled labor shortage. Locally, it is estimated there are more than 2,000 open constructions jobs in the Greater Cincinnati area alone.

What you may not know is the home building industry offers more than just another job — you can find a rewarding career and earn a great salary. According to data released by the National Association of Home Builders, half of payroll workers in construction earn more annually than the U.S. median wage. And many jobs in residential construction pay the equivalent – if not more – than jobs requiring similar experience levels and a college degree. Perhaps most notable is that these careers often begin with no or minimal student loan debt.

To help combat the labor shortage in the housing industry, the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati created the Careers in Construction Scholarship Program. The program helps a variety of students including those going directly into the workforce, those attending a trade/technical school or those pursuing a two- or four-year degree in the construction industry.

Let’s meet our 2022 scholarship recipients.

Dave Stroup, 2022 President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati presents Jacob Deutsch with his scholarship during the August Board meeting.
Dave Stroup, 2022 President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati and John Cowan, 2022 First Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati present scholarship awards to Josie Stafford, Nick Gerbus and Hannah Sander during our scholarship presentation ceremony held at our 59th HOMEARAMA® at ChimneyRidge on September 3, 2022.
Mat Walker, owner of WP Land Company and builder of two of the 2022 HOMEARAMA® show homes, shares his journey in residential construction with attendees of the scholarship presentation ceremony.

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