OVERVIEW OF SCHOLARSHIP: One of the top priorities of the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association’s is to engage in construction-related educational activities that help young people understand and pursue rewarding careers in the construction industry.
Charlotte Desoto Building Industry Association leaders have created a scholarship fund to assist in addressing the pressing need for a better educated and trained construction industry workforce. Since 2007, the CDBIA has awarded over $115,000 in scholarship funds to students interested in a career in the construction industry including our innovative “Tools of the Trade” Scholarship Award to those students going directly into the work force.
PURPOSE: Scholarships are available in May and will be paid directly to the educational institution for books, tuition and lab fees. Tools of the Trade Scholarships will be handled on an individual basis to ensure that the recipient will have the proper tools for employment in a successful career in construction.
ELIGIBILITY: This scholarship application is open to students in Charlotte and DeSoto counties and children of members of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association that are interested in building a career in construction. Tools of the Trade Scholarships are open to high school seniors who plan to work in construction.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due March 29, 2024. Mail or drop off application to the following address:
Charlotte Desoto Building Industry Association
Attention: Scholarship Committee
17984 Toledo Blade Blvd.
Pt. Charlotte, FL 33948
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