BIA Cares Scholarships

BIA CARES TO DONATE $15,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS 

BIA CARES, the charitable foundation of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County, has announced that they will award $15,000 in scholarships to high school and college students who are seeking a career in the building industry.

Students must be full time, from San Diego County or going to school in San Diego and be pursuing a career such as a developer, contractor, architect, civil/structural/soils engineer, designer, interior designer, banker, accountant, land planner, landscape architect, framer, carpenter, plumber, electrician and other real estate and development related professions.  Scholarships are based on qualifications including but not limited to academics, personal achievement and financial need.  To apply for one of the scholarships complete the application and submit a copy of your transcripts by May 26, 2017.  The Scholarship Committee will be awarding the scholarships in August 2017.

2017 BIA Cares College Scholarship Application

2017 BIA Cares High School Scholarship Application

BIA Cares Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to High School & College Students in 2016

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Pictured left to right, Errol Browning and David Linn with BIA Cares Scholarship Chairman Ryan Martin, and Amy Polowski with her parents.

BIA CARES, the charitable foundation of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County, awarded three College and four High School Scholarships on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The students received a combined total of $15,000 from the foundation. The students all met the qualifications of academic excellence, community outreach, financial need and the desire to pursue a career in our industry. This could be pursuing a career such as developer, contractor, architect, civil/structural/soils engineer, designer, interior designer, banker, accountant, planner, landscape architect, framer, carpenter, plumber, electrician or any other real estate and development related profession.
The students who received a High School Scholarship award are:
  • David Linn ($4,000) ~  Westview High School, pursuing a career in Civil/Structural Engineering at Harvey Mudd College.
  • Trevor Pohlman ($2,000) ~  La Jolla High School, pursuing a career in Real Estate Development and Finance at USC.
  • Skylar Binney ($1,500) ~  Canyon Crest Academy, pursuing a career in Marketing at the University of Arizona.
  • Tyler Chambers ($1,500) ~ Del Norte High School, School Name, pursuing a career in Graphic Design at the University of Utah.
The students who received a College Scholarship award are:
  • Amy Powlowski ($3,000) ~ San Diego State University, majoring in Civil Engineering.
  • Errol Browning ($2,000) ~ San Diego State University, majoring in Construction Engineering.
  • Jacob Basinger ($1,000) ~ University of California Berkeley, Double Majoring in Geography and Legal Studies with a minor in City Planning.
BIA Cares awards scholarships every year to those deserving students looking to pursue a career in our Industry here in San Diego. Student applications will be available again in Spring 2017 on the BIA Cares website www.biacares.org.
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