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.


hammerMust be a resident of Alabama

hammerMust be enrolling in, or attending, an accredited junior college, technical school or university in Alabama

hammerMust be enrolled in a residential construction-related curriculum


hammerApplications submitted electronically, through the Foundation website, email, or fax, must be received by, March 15th:


Fax: 334-834-3006

hammerAll mailed applications must be postmarked by March 15th and sent to:

Alabama Home Builders Foundation

P.O. Box 241305

Montgomery, AL 36124

hammerAll 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

hammerAll questions must be answered (i.e. email address + financial information)

hammerPlease do not staple or bind application

Required Attachments:

hammerCollege or high school transcript (whichever is most recent)

hammerMinimum of one letter of recommendation from an HBAA member, teacher or supervisor. Letter must be signed and on letterhead if it is available.

hammerProof 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:

hammer Building Science 3rd year
hammer Construction Engineering
hammer Civil Engineering
hammer Carpentry/Cabinetry
hammer Electrical Engineering
hammer Drafting and Design
hammer Electrical Technology
hammer Landscaping
hammer Masonry
hammer Plumbing

Note: 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:

hammer 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.
hammer Past Recipient: The AHBF encourages past recipients of the scholarship to reapply and gives extra weight to previous recipients.
hammer 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.
hammer 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.
hammer 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.
hammer 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!
hammer 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.
hammer 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 Louise Brown at 334-834-3006 or at:

To access your Alabama Home Builders Foundation Scholarship Application, please click here. You can then save your application to a file for electronic submission or mail it to the Alabama Home Builders Foundation at PO Box 241305, Montgomery, AL 36124. All applications must include required attachments (listed below) in order to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Please note, we will acknowledge receipt of all applications via email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us to be sure we received your application.

Submit Your Application Online

The Helpful hints listed here are a partial list of resources available to students and their parents. These sites offer guidance on how to navigate the college application process, from finding the right school for you, to helping you understand funding terms, to locating as much free funding as possible.

Identify Your Technical School or College in Alabama

hammer Alabama Community College System: This site provides students and parents information regarding all 25 community colleges and technical colleges throughout Alabama, including programs and services available, locations of schools and eligibility requirements.
 hammer  Chart of residential building trades and schools: This is a chart of residential building trades and schools in Alabama that offer programs in those trades. It’s a quick way to cross reference your career interest with your educational options.

Federal Funding Assistance – How to Apply for FAFSA

Alabama Commission on Higher Education: Information on paying for college including: fellowships, scholarships, grants loans and work study. This site provides a definition of the above terms and a guide on applying for Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA).

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): This free form is distributed by the U.S. Department of Education and is used to determine a student’s need for federal financial educational assistance.

Find Free Money and Planning Advice: Free Scholarship Searches A comprehensive scholarship search website. features a page just for Alabamian students. This site is private.

My College Options: A comprehensive, online college planning service. By creating a free college profile, you will access information regarding college and scholarship and loan matches as well as information on preparing for your SATs and ACTs. This site is private

CollegeBoard: This website scholarship search website updates regularly. This site assists with a variety of common issues surrounding college planning and it lists around 2,300 scholarships. This site is private.

FastWeb: On this website, scholarships are updated regularly so there are is no outdated information. There are about 1.5 million scholarships available through this site. This site is private.

CollegeNet: This website updates monthly and allows you to search for scholarships based on their content so you can easily see what you qualify for. Of interest: they offer a feature that allows students to open discussions in the forums. The conversation topics get voted on based on how interesting they are; the student with the most interesting conversation wins from $300 – $5,000. This is a private site.

ScholarshipMonkey: This simple, free and uncomplicated website has over a million scholarships listed from over 4,000 sources (totaling around $3 billion in available funds). This site is not private unless you opt out.

Associated Builders and Contractors: Build Your Future scholarship sponsored by the NCCER. Open to anyone who is currently pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through an NCCER-accredited program or a state or federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility.

 Achieve Alabama: Helps to connect students throughout the State of Alabama with the school that best fits their needs and with scholarship opportunities that will enable them pursue their goals and dreams.

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