Scholarship Application Period for Fall 2024 Construction Trades Students is Now OPEN!

The application receipt deadline is April 19, 2024.  Awards announced by May 31, 2024

Currently, the homebuilding industry in Texas represents over 723,058 jobs and more than $67.5 billion annually in the Texas economy. As the state’s population continues to grow and the demand for housing continues to rise, these numbers will increase exponentially. Thus, the need for construction professionals presents a huge opportunity for future workers. Not to mention, the aging population of existing trade workers is a major contributor to the existing labor shortfall.

Encouraging the Next Generation

Each year, the Texas Builders Foundation awards scholarships to students enrolled in construction trades programs in Texas’ technical and trade schools and colleges and universities. Scholarships are awarded to students pursing a career in the building industry in the spring. They can be used for the upcoming fall semester. APPLY

The generous donations of industry leaders makes scholarships available to construction trades students.
Since December 2015, Patsy Smith has contributed $55,000 to the Texas Builders Foundation endowment that continues the lifelong commitment of Herman and Patsy Smith to the housing industry and the education of future generations of homebuilders.
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Texas State Technical College administrators and faculty members ceremonially broke ground on a new home to five technical programs at the TSTC Waco campus. The CCAP (Capital Construction Assistance Project) building will accommodate the Building Construction Technology, Electrical Construction, HVAC Technology, Plumbing and Pipefitting Technology and Solar Energy Technology programs when it opens in spring 2026. 

Fredericksburg High School’s Construction Trade Program Celebrates a Decade of Accomplishment

A program called Casa Uber Alles, (or homes built with pride) teams up Fredericksburg High School students with local builders to bring back construction trades to schools.
Class instructor Chris Turner guides his students through the process of building a home, start to finish each school year. His Construction 1 class members construct the base frame, sheathing, rafters and roof.  The Construction 2 class finishes the inside. At the end of the year, students present a finished house for auction. The program at Fredericksburg High School is a joint venture between the Hill Country Builders Association and FHS and has been around for nearly a decade. 

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