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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, a school must have an active student chapter as chartered by the NAHB Board of Directors.

Chapter members who benefit from the IBS Scholarship must volunteer at IBS for activities including, but not limited to, monitoring the NAHB Student Competition door entry and  the National Housing Endowment/NAHB Student Chapters Booth.

Who may complete the online application form?

  • Chapter/School Representative: Apply for up to $2,500 for your chapter
  • HBA Representative: Apply for up to $2,500 and match funding to award your affiliated chapter(s)

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.

Travel distance and the number of students traveling may be taken into account when award amounts are determined.

Application Deadline and Timeline of Notification

  • Sept. 8, 2023: Application opens.
  • Oct. 17, 2023: Application deadline. Strictly enforced.
  • Oct. 25, 2023: Email notification of award sent.
  • November 2023: Distribution of funds.
  • Feb. 26-28, 2024: Student Competition dates
  • Feb. 27-29, 2024: International Builders' Show

For questions regarding this program, please email Jontice Small.

This student travel scholarship opportunity is generously supported by the National Housing Endowment and Herb Kohler Fund.

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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 Organization (School or HBA name)
* Applicant Name:
* 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
Student Chapters Award Ceremony
Young Professionals Party
* What is the approximate total cost for the applicant(s) to travel to IBS?
* Is the Chapter raising funds by other means to travel to IBS?
* How many students are being supported by this funding?
* Amount Requested (Note: Maximum amount is $2,500.)

Scholarship Check Mailing Address

Please complete the following information regarding where the travel scholarship check should be mailed. This address may (or may not) be the same as what is on the W9. Having an accurate mailing address helps ensure the check gets to the right location and arrives more timely.

* Applicant Address:
* Applicant City:
* Applicant State:
* Applicant Zip:

Upload Form W-9

Once a scholarship is awarded, in order to process the payment, we need you to submit a Form W-9.

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 Jontice Small ( or Sarah Weber ( with any questions you may have.

* Upload Form W-9:

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