The Utah Chapter of Professional Women in Building (PWB) would like to offer you an opportunity to participate in the PWB “Women Building Utah” scholarship and grant program.
The Utah PWB is a non-profit organization focused on promoting, elevating, and supporting women in the building industry. Despite a growing awareness of the low percentage of women working in the construction industry, women are still significantly underrepresented in both residential and commercial construction. Women are very capable in this industry and can be very successful working as a trade professional, general contractor, designer, engineer, etc., and yet only represent approximately 3% of the construction industry nationwide. Our goal is to change the narrative and promote our cause by awarding scholarships and grants to women to help provide greater opportunities to participate and succeed in this field. Here are a few reasons to consider a career in construction:
The guidelines for our scholarship program are as follows:
The funds for this scholarship program come from the proceeds of a special project completed in by the Utah PWB in 2021 called “The House that SHE Built”. This home was built by women from all over the country and was the first of its kind in the nation, giving the Utah PWB national recognition. The home was built largely with donated materials and volunteer labor and was then sold to a local family, allowing us this opportunity to award scholarships and grants to women around the state to further our mission to promote and support women in the building industry.
DEADLINE: COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED REGULARLY AND CAN BE REAPPLIED FOR EVERY 6 MONTHS
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are open to current Utah residents seeking further education and/or professional development in any field related to the building industry. Qualifying education and training programs may be for any industry-recognized university, college, trade school, or technical school offering industry-related courses or certifications.
Awards in the amount of $1,000 will be granted to the chosen scholarship recipients.
In an essay of no more than 500 words or a short video, please describe your goals and/or reasons for applying for this scholarship. Responses may include a personal interest in a particular area of the building industry, personal goals for continued training or education, etc. Please describe how you intend to use the scholarship money and any other information that may help the Scholarship Committee determine your need or eligibility.
**Note: Essays/videos should be attached as a separate file along with your completed application form when being submitted by email for consideration.
I certify that the information provided in this application is true and accurate. I agree that this application and supporting documents may be used for the purpose of evaluation and selection for the scholarship in question. The Utah Professional Women in Building Council is authorized to verify the correctness of the information provided herein.
If chosen for award, I understand that I will have the option to receive my award in person with a photo opportunity and/or social media broadcasting at a future Utah PWB event (exact date TBD). I give permission for the Utah PWB to use my name and photo in future posts, newsletters, or scholarship advertising if I am selected to receive this scholarship.
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