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Scholarships

The Home builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area (HBAGTA) promotes and supports residential building in our eight-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 1984, 129 scholarships have been awarded, for a total of $107,798.42 of support to NMC and its students.

Applications for the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation Scholarship close on March 31, 2022.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the HBAGTA General Membership Meeting on May 9, 2022.

The Northwest Michigan College (NMC) Scholarships will be awarded during the annual HBA Scholarship Awards Dinner on October 12, 2022.  Applications are now open.  The application deadline is September 30, 2022.

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

Fall 2022 - Applications Open

PictureAPPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
Click Here or on the Graduation Cap for Application Link

NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP - $10,000 will be awarded for the 2023/2024 academic year.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the HBAGTA Foundation Scholarship Dinner on October 12, 2022.

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

Requirements:

  • Applicant’s chosen field of study must relate to the Home Building Industry, to include construction trades and supporting industries; landscaping, mortgage lending, architectural design, kitchen design, accounting, energy, environmental, interior design, real estate and utilities or the Automotive Industry to include; engineering technicians, service techs & mechanics, electronic equipment installers & repairers, body repairers, and other areas related to the automotive industry.
  • Must be a resident of one of the eight counties we serve: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, or Wexford County.
  • Minimum (cumulative) Grade Point Average must be at least 2.5 on a 4-Point Scale. (Must provide copy of current transcript/grade report/Certificate of Completion).
  • Must be registered to attend Northwestern Michigan College or an NMC program during 2023/2024 academic year.
  • Must demonstrate community involvement, leadership and/or service.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of reference/recommendation as a supplement to their application - preferably written by an active member of the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area.​

Spring 2023 - Applications are Closed

PictureAPPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN MARCH 2023

Applications must be completed online.

GRAND TRAVERSE REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - HBA.  

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the HBAGTA General Membership Meeting in May 2023.

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

Requirements:

  • Field of study MUST be related to the home building industry.  This includes the skilled trades and supporting industries.
  • Must be a resident of on Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau or Kalkaska county.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average must be at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale.  A 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