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Scholarships

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.

2019 Scholarship Survey & Impact Report

CHF administered the 2019 Scholarship Survey & Impact Report in March 2020 to provide industry donors and stakeholders key insight into the overall career goals and expectations of students entering California’s homebuilding and construction industries.

Thanks to the generosity of its benefactors and donors, CHF was able to offer scholarships to 81 students from construction-related academic departments in California community colleges, state schools and universities (the University of New Mexico and Cornell University being the only two non-California schools) ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 for a total of $162,500 in 2019 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:

Endowments

A majority of the Foundation's scholarships were established by CHF 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.

For information about establishing an endowment with the California Homebuilding Foundation, contact Terri Brunson, tbrunson@mychf.org or (916) 340-3340.