Tuition Assistance for ‘Building’ Careers

The Southern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association established the SSEABIA/Education Scholarship in 2009. These scholarships provide tuition assistance to students pursuing a career in the building industry. The scholarship fund was created to address the pressing need for educating and training in the building industry. This program's vision and mission are to establish a permanent source of scholarship funding to help students achieve their career goals and address the need for Construction workers in the workforce.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be registered as a full-time student this coming fall or be a senior in high school on track for graduation and planning to enroll in a college, university, or vocational program following graduation, and have course work remaining after the scholarship is received at a two or four-year college/ university, job training or vocational program.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who would be unable to afford a college education without assistance.

  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate their interest in residential construction through one or more of the following activities:

    1. Work experience/internships in the industry, such as trades, laborers, clerks, estimators, or other related positions
    2. Preference will be given to members of the HBA/BIA (or will be a member in the upcoming semester), their employees, children.
    3. Current membership (or future membership in the upcoming semester) of a student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with both A) elected officers and B) a demonstrated program of activities.
  • Applicants must be pursuing study in a housing-related program such as construction management, residential building, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, or any trade specialties at the institution they attend.

  • Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA) 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all courses. Should the GPA fall below these requirements, the SEABIA/Education Scholarship Committee reserves the right to cease the scholarship's further funding.

  • All portions of the application must be completed and submitted – see Application Preparation or the Application Checklist for further information. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the deadline receives all portions of the application. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.


Selection Criteria

Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Career goals

  • Academic achievement, including GPA

  • Employment history

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Recommendations

How to Get the Application

You may download the application materials here as an interactive PDF file that you can complete on your computer or as a PDF file that may be printed and used the same as the hard copy document.