Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship

SkillsUSA is proud to announce, in partnership with Fine Homebuilding, a new scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA high-school, postsecondary and alumni members studying in construction related fields. Applicants should celebrate the value of true craftsmanship in their trade and plan to continue their education in  community college, undergraduate programs, or industry certifications. Fine Homebuilding will award five $5,000 scholarships – a total of $25,000 – to students in fields such as architectural drafting, carpentry, cabinetmaking, electrical and residential wiring, HVACR, masonry, woodworking and plumbing for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Selections will be based on completion of an application, along with a 300-word essay showing their passion for their craft and a letter of support from a teacher, administrator, SkillsUSA advisor, or educational/professional mentor. Winners will be acknowledged at a special reception on Thursday, June 22 during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. An added benefit is the possibility of a travel stipend to attend the event.

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 To apply for this opportunity, please use the application found on our website at: The deadline for applications is May 1. If you have questions, contact Susanne Kahler at 703-737-0616 or