The California Homebuilding Foundation scholarship program was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education.
Building homes in California is too important a priority to neglect the education, training and research needed to support the residential construction industry.
A majority of the Foundation's scholarships were established by Hall of Fame honorees. It’s an example of how established homebuilding professionals have reached out to offer opportunities to a new generation of individuals who are interested in a career in the homebuilding industry. Meet our Benefactors.
When an endowment gift is received, the principal is held in perpetuity, with the annual earnings generating support is designated by the donor. Unlike current-use gifts, which may be spent completely for immediate needs, endowment gifts are invested and only the earned income portion can be spent.
The California Homebuilding Foundation has launched a Job Connections Exchange is to connect recent college graduates who have received a Foundation scholarship and high school graduates of The Donald Chaiken - Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) program with industry employers seeking talented, hardworking professionals.
Scholarship Survey & Impact Report
The California Homebuilding Foundation administered the Scholarship Survey & Impact Report in March to provide industry donors and stakeholders key insight into the overall career goals and expectations of students entering California’s homebuilding and construction industries.
Because of the generosity of its benefactors and donors, the Foundation was able to offer scholarships to 92 students from construction-related academic departments in 31 California community colleges, state schools and universities, ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 for a total of $198,230 in 2020 scholarship dollars offered.
The full analysis of the scholarship findings are detailed in the report below, provided free to the public by the California Homebuilding Foundation.