$2,500 #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship May 1 Deadline Quickly Approaching

Fine Homebuilding Magazine, through a partnership with SkillsUSA, will award a minimum of 12 scholarship awards of $2,500 each. Applicants must be SkillsUSA high school or college/postsecondary students who are continuing their education or certification programs in construction-related fields.

In the spirit of the #KeepCraftAlive movement, applicants should celebrate the value and meaning of true craftsmanship in their trades and plan to continue their educations in community colleges, undergraduate programs or industry certification curricula. Fine Homebuilding will award the scholarships to students in fields such as architectural drafting, carpentry, cabinetmaking, electrical and residential wiring, HVACR, masonry, woodworking and plumbing for the 2018-19 academic year.

Selections will be based on completion of an application and a 300-word essay showing applicants’ passion for their craft, along with a letter of support from a teacher, administrator, SkillsUSA advisor or educational/professional mentor.

To apply, use the form at: https://skillsusa.wufoo.com/forms/keepcraftalive-scholarship/. The deadline for applications is May 1. If you have questions, contact Marcia Strickland at mstrickland@skillsusa.org.

This is the second year for the scholarship initiative. For more information about #KeepCraftAlive, visit: www.keepcraftalive.org.