The HBAV Educational Foundation was created by the HBAV membership in 1989 to enable home builders and those companies that provide products and services to the housing industry to invest in the future of the Commonwealth by assisting deserving young men and women to further their education.
The foundation was also created to enhance the professionalism within the home building industry and to create future housing leaders for the industry and the state.
Currently the Foundation has two major projects that support students in Virginia’s colleges and universities.
HBAV Annual Scholarship Program
Awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate student that has at least one full academic year of course work remaining after the scholarship is awarded. The student must also be pursuing study in a housing-related program such as building construction and design, real estate development, civil engineering, architecture or landscape architecture.
Home Builders Association of Virginia Memorial Scholarship
This endowment was started at the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech as a memorial to the students and faculty that lost their lives on the Blacksburg campus in April of 2007. In 2007, this memorial campaign raised over $160,000 through a joint effort of the HBAV Educational Foundation and contributing HBAV members throughout Virginia. The permanent endowment will be a long-lasting beacon of support from the building industry in Virginia and will further the goal of the HBAV Educational Foundation by helping to create the future leaders of Virginia’s housing industry.