Trades Scholarship Funds Now Available!
$5,100 in scholarships were awarded to 7 students going into the trades on July 19th, 2018. L to R scholarship recipients -Sadie Newbury, Morgan Vander Heiden, Jaeger Brusky, & Jason Claybaugh. Not pictured -Alex Doering, Ethan Tews, and Ryan Smit.

Applications are now being accepted for The Wisconsin Builders Foundation scholarship program. Seven students were awarded last year for a total of $5,100 in scholarships. These scholarships are available for students who are residents of and enrolled in or plan to attend a Wisconsin institution of higher learning in the building trades. Up to $1,000 per recipient will be awarded.

The WB Foundation also has a matching grant scholarship program, which will match the scholarship award given by a local association for up to $1,000 per recipient.

The application period opened February 1st and will close on June 15th. More information on the scholarship programs and downloadable applications are available at Applications can either be emailed to Joan Olson at jolson@wisbuild.orgor sent by mail: Wisconsin Builders Association / Attn: Joan Olson / 660 John Nolen Dr Ste 320 / Madison, WI 53713.

Special thanks are due to our generous 2019 Foundation Scholarship sponsors, Tim O’Brien Homes and James Craig Builders. The WB Foundation is committed to alleviating the labor shortage and bringing qualified students into the workforce. If you’re interested in donating to this initiative, please visit