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The National Housing Endowment IBS Scholarship Application

Attending the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) has proven to be instrumental in helping students learn outside the classroom and prepare for a career in the home building industry. The National Housing Endowment IBS Scholarship provides money to NAHB student chapters to help offset travel expenses and participation in activities surrounding the annual Show.

Rules and Guidelines

To be considered for funding, the school must have an active chapter as chartered by the NAHB Board of Directors.

Chapter members who benefit from the IBS Scholarship must volunteer at IBS activities including, but not limited to, the NAHB Student Competition and the NAHB Student Chapters Networking Booth.

Who may complete the online application form?

  • Chapter Representative: Apply for up to $2,000 for your chapter (not HBA matched funding)
  • HBA Representative: Apply for up to $2,000 and match funding, to award up to $4,000 to your chapter

Chapters and HBAs may not apply concurrently to fund the same chapter's travel to IBS. Only ONE form per chapter will be accepted. Please work with your local chapter and/or HBA to determine who will apply on your school's behalf.

 Application Deadline and Timeline of Notification

  • Oct. 31: Application deadline. Strictly enforced. 
  • Nov. 8: Email notification of award sent.
  • Nov. 14: Verification form deadline.
  • December 2017: Distribution of funds.

For questions regarding this program, please email 

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* School Name:
* Type of School:
* Is there an active NAHB Student Chapter at this school? (Note: only NAHB Student Chapter members are eligible)
* Type of applicant completing this form:
* Will this application be matched by HBA funds?
If yes, please name your local HBA:
* Applicant Name:
* Applicant Organization (School or HBA name)
* Applicant Address:
* Applicant City:
* Applicant State:
* Applicant Zip:
* Applicant Email:
* Applicant Phone:
* Does the Chapter plan to participate in the NAHB Student Competition?
* What other activities do the applicant(s) plan to participate in at IBS?
Education Sessions
Exhibit Floor
Opening Ceremony
New American Home Tour
Student Chapter Activities
* What is the approximate total cost for the applicant(s) to travel to IBS?
* How many students are being supported by this funding?
* Is the Chapter raising funds by other means to travel to IBS?
* Amount Requested (Note: Maximum amount is $2,000.)

Upload Form W-9

Once a scholarship is awarded, in order to process the check, we need you to submit a Form W-9. Your award check will be made payable to the business name and mailed to the address listed on the Form W-9 you submit.

Form W-9
Instructions for the Requester of Form W-9

The Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, serves two purposes. First, it is used by third parties to collect identifying information to help file information returns with the IRS. It requests the name, address, and taxpayer identification information of a taxpayer (in the form of a Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number). The form is never actually sent to the IRS, but is maintained by the person who files the information return for verification purposes. The information on the Form W-9 and the payment made are reported on a Form 1099. The second purpose is to help the payee avoid backup withholding. The payer must collect withholding taxes on certain reportable payments for the IRS. However, if the payee certifies on the W-9 they are not subject to backup withholding they generally receive the full payment due them from the payer. This is similar to the withholding exemptions certifications found on Form W-4 for employees.

Please contact Mary Byrnes ( or Greg Zick ( with any questions you may have.

* Upload Form W-9:

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