Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Deadline

SkillsUSA, in partnership with Fine Homebuilding Magazine, announces a scholarship initiative now in its second year.  In 2018, Fine Homebuilding will be awarding a minimum of twelve $2,500 scholarship awards to SkillsUSA high school or college/postsecondary students 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 a minimum of twelve $2,500  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, along with a 300-word essay showing applicants’ passion for their craft and a letter of support from a teacher, administrator, SkillsUSA advisor or educational/professional mentor.

For more information about the #KeepCraftAlive initiative, visit:

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018. If you have questions, contact Marcia Strickland at

Fill out the application online.