NARI Education Scholarship
SummaryTo offset the decrease in available manpower for the construction industry, this $1,500.00 scholarship is designed to provide partial funding to high school students or industry professionals wanting to advance their education in the construction or allied industries at a technical trade school or two or four-year nationally accredited college. Scholarship funds will be distributed at $750.00 per semester and can only be used for tools, tuition, and books. To apply for this yearly scholarship, students are to complete the required forms and provide the materials to the NARI executive board no later than one (1) semester before the semester they are requesting funding.
RequirementsThe students who apply for this scholarship must have a high school diploma with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.6 or equivalent or a GED. The students must formally apply when they are candidates at a technical trade school; two or four year nationally accredited college or university. Full time students in the reapplication process must reapply yearly and be enrolled in full time classes during the reapplication procedure. A NARI member must sponsor the scholarship applicant. The first consideration for applicants is NARI member employees or families, and second is NARI sponsored applicants. NARI members and sponsoring NARI members must be members for at least two years. All high school seniors must have a documented overall 2.6 academic GPA upon graduating high school. The current GPA documentation must be attached to the scholarship application. Currently enrolled students must maintain an academic 2.6 GPA post-secondary overall while attending all programs. All applying high school graduating seniors must complete the required paperwork and bring the paperwork to the NARI executive committee for scholarships. Students who receive this scholarship are required to attend the meeting they are to receive the scholarship certificate and are required to send grade reports to the chapter every semester documenting their academic progress. The application must be completed and submitted by the student. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, or immediate supervisor, is required to accompany the application. The letter must state why the student should be considered as a candidate for the NARI, Tampa Bay scholarship program. The student is also required to write an essay with a minimum of 250 words or a maximum of 500 words describing why they should be considered as a recipient of the NARI scholarship. All decisions by the selection committee are final and the Board of Directors of NARI Tampa Bay approves all scholarships.
The schedule for review and distribution is as follows:
- Applications for the scholarship are available beginning January 1.
- All applications are due to the selection committee May 1.
- All applications are reviewed and selected by the selection committee in May.
- Board review and approval is at the June Board meeting.
- Scholarship awards are announced and disseminated at the July meeting.
Application DeadlineThe completed application for the 2010 NARI Scholarship must be submitted no later than
May 1st to:
NARI Tampa Bay Area Chapter
PO Box 1675
St. Petersburg, FL 33731