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The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area (HBAGTA) promotes and supports residential building in our 5 county area, with a focus on education. Through scholarships, the HBAGTA supports students in our area who have chosen to make skilled construction trades their career choice. They are the future of Northern Michigan and they are tomorrow's employees that employers are desperately in need of today.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Since 1985, 124 scholarships have been awarded, equaling $84,500.00.  

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Scholarship application opens on January 16, 2017. The deadline to apply is March 1st 2017, and awarded at the HBAGTA General Membership Meeting held on April 10th.

The Northwest Michigan College (NMC) Scholarships are awarded during the annual HBA Scholarship Dinner each fall. Applications will be available in March.  

The two HBAGTA scholarships and the criteria necessary to qualify are listed below:
 

SPRING 2017 – CLOSED

GRAND TRAVERSE REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - HBA:  $1,200.00 is available.

Multiple applicants may be awarded.

Applications must be completed on line.

Requirements:

  • Field of study MUST be related to home building industry
  • Must be a resident of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau County
  • Minimum (cumulative) grade point average must be at least 2.5 on a 4-point Scale. (copy of current transcripts / grade report must be provided)
  • Available to attend college of one's choice during 2017-2018 academic years
  • Demonstrated community involvement, leadership and / or service
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of reference / recommendation as a supplement to the application

   
FALL 2017 - NOW OPEN! - APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP:  $9,000 is available for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Multiple applicants may be awarded.  Scholarships are available multiple years for each applicant.

  • Applicant's chosen field of study need not be related to the home building industry.  However, preference may be given to applicants who apire to careers in a related field.
  • Must attend Northwestern Michigan College or an NMC program during 2018-2019 academic years.
  • Must be a resident of one Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau or Kalkaska County.
  • Minimum (cumulative) grade point average must be at least 2.5 on a 4-point Scale. (copy of current transcripts / grade report must be provided)
  • Demonstrated community involvement, leadership and/or service.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of reference/recommendation as a supplement to the application.  Preferably written by an active member of the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
 

Spring 2017 - Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation - HBAGTA Scholarship

  • BRIDGET BERNHARD:  Bridget is a 2012 Graduate from Traverse City West Senior High School and is currently studying Renewable Energy within the Electrical field at Northwestern Michigan College. Bridget is an apprentice with Consolidated Electrical Company. 
  • SAMUEL JAVED:  Sam is a 2013 graduate from Traverse City West Senior High School and has recently started working in the Home Building industry with Maurer Construction. Samuel is currently enrolled in the Construction Management program at Northwestern Michigan College.

     

Fall 2016 - Northwestern Michigan College - HBAGTA Scholarship

  • TAYLOR BANTIEN:  2015 graduate of Elk Rapids High School.  Taylor is currently enrolled at NMC in the Construction Carpentry Technology Program.  Upon completion of her studies at NMC, Taylor is looking to work in the residential building industry.
  • CORINA HURST:  2016 graduate of Grand Traverse Academy.  Corina's goal is to earn a degree that will help in serving others, ideally in a way that involves designing and building sustainable and economical housing/shelter for those in need.  Corina's mother, Marcy Hurst is an HBAGTA member.
  • TIMOTHY SPIRES:  2014 graduate of Hartford High School.  Timothy currently works for Northwest Carpentry.  His goal is to earn his degree in Construction Management and eventually start his own construction business.

 

Spring 2016 - Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation - HBAGTA Scholarship

  • ROBERT DANBERT:  Robert graduated from Ellsworth High School in 2007 and has recently started working in the home building industry.  He is attending NMC and working toward his PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) Certificate.  Robert is also in the JATC electrical union apprenticeship program.
  • MARK MACHIN:  2016 graduate from Central High School, with Structural Engineering being Mark's field of study.  Mark plans to attend NMC for 2 years and then head to Michigan Tech to finish his degree.  Mark's parents, Angie and Patrick are contractors and members of the HBAGTA.
  • JACOB WILLIAMS:  2016 graduate of Benzie Central High School with Architecture being his field of study.  During his junior year, Jacob was inducted into the National Honors Society.  Jacob plans to attend the University of Detroit and run cross country and track will pursuing his Master's Degree in architecture.  Jacob's father, Ken Williams is an architect and member of the HBAGTA.


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