Kaylie Adcox is this week's Fox 6/America's First Federal Credit Union "Rising Star" student of the week. She will be featured on Fox 6 on Thursday, February 8 at 5:00 p.m. Kaylie is a senior at Pell City High School with a 4.61 GPA. She is involved in the Beta Club, HOSA, and is the Managing Editor of the PELMEL Yearbook Staff. She is President of the Key Club. While excelling in the classroom and having a perfect score on the ACT, she also gives her time to fundraising and hopes to help find a cure for Rett Syndrome in love of her sister.
The Alabama Home Builders Foundation scholarship was founded in 1995 with a mission to help fund deserving students who are interested in pursuing an education in the residential building trades in the state of Alabama. As of 2015,over $500,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to over 1,000 students.
Must be a resident of Alabama
Must be enrolling in, or attending, an accredited junior college, technical school or university in Alabama
Must be enrolled in a residential construction-related curriculum
Applications submitted electronically, through the Foundation website, email, or fax, must be received by, March 15th:
All mailed applications must be postmarked by March 15th and sent to:
Alabama Home Builders Foundation
P.O. Box 241305
Montgomery, AL 36124
All applications received will be acknowledged via email. If you do not receive an email receipt, please check to see if we have received your application
All questions must be answered (i.e. email address + financial information)
Please do not staple or bind application
College or high school transcript (whichever is most recent)
Minimum of one letter of recommendation from an HBAA member, teacher or supervisor. Letter must be signed and on letterhead if it is available.
Proof of residency, such as a copy of a state-issued identification or a copy of a utility bill.
Skills and Trades AHB Foundation Generally Supports:
Building Science/Construction Engineering
Drafting and Design
Sustainable ConstructionNote: This list is not exclusive to other trades. Should an applicant demonstrate that their education will lead to a career in residential building, the AHB Foundation Scholarship Committee will consider the application for possible funding.
Factors the AHB Foundation Scholarship Committee Considers:
Career Goal:The AHBF supports applicants who are pursuing an education in the residential building industry. See the above list for careers the Foundation generally supports. Be sure to tell us how your chosen career relates to the housing industry.
Past Recipient:The AHBF encourages past recipients of the scholarship to reapply and gives extra weight to previous recipients.
Financial Need:The AHBF recognizes financial need as an important factor in awarding scholarships.Leaving financial information blank on an application does not work to the benefit of the applicant.
Academic Achievement:The AHBF supports academic achievement but knows not all students are A students. The GPA is not necessarily the most important aspect of a student’s transcript. The scholarship committee is interested in what courses the student has taken, how the courses relate the residential housing industry, as well as the GPA and any standardized testing scores provided.
Extra-curricular Activities:The AHBF is interest in hearing what you do inside and outside of school. It gives the scholarship committee a better idea of who they may be supporting.
Letters of Recommendation:The AHBF wants to know what others think of you. Please include a letter from a teacher, supervisor or a Home Builders Association of Alabama member, preferably on their work letterhead, and must be signed.. Two letters are better than one. Make sure they are signed!
Completeness of Application:The AHBF scholarship committee can’t review applications which are incomplete. Be sure to submit all required documents. Don’t forget to fill in every single question on the application itself. If you would like to write an essay, describing your career goals, be our guest. The committee enjoys reading essays.
Application Deadline:The AHBF scholarship committee meets early April every year to select scholarship recipients. Its’ very important that you get your application in by March 15 so that we can submit it to the committee. Late applications are not guaranteed to be included in the scholarship committee’s review.
Applicants can expect to hear whether they are a scholarship recipient by the end of April, via mail.For questions on the application or the application process, please contact Debbie Baxley at 334-834-3006 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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