Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well, please contact the National Office to find a chapter near you. 800-552-3506. For questions on eligibility please see below or email us at nawic@nawic.org.

Applications must be postmarked by February 28th of each year to qualify for competition. See below for eligibility requirements and the appropriate application.

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship winners will be contacted by the NFSF committee.  If you are an applicant, please do not call the national office to check on scholarship status

Contact Information for NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation (payee)


Fund Administrator: Cindy Johnsen, CBT, CDS, CIT

Undergraduate Scholarship 


  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors and those pursuing graduate degrees are not eligible.
  • Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field. 

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.

  • Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.

  • To be considered, the Application and all attachments must be complete and received via email by February 28th for the next following academic year. Official sealed transcripts must also be received no later than February 28th. THIS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.

  • Only students enrolled in a school in the United States will be considered for awards.

2017 Undergraduate Application

Construction Trades Scholarship


  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related training program which is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, community college, technical school or equivalent.
  • Applicant must be obtaining training in a construction-related craft or trade.

2017 Construction Trades Application

 Information on Awarding Scholarships Through NFSF:

The NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation is an equal opportunity organization, and encourages applications from all individuals. The Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 509(a)(3) Corporation, so all donations are deductible as charitable contributions.  

Congratulations to the 2016 NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation

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Allen, Erin Auburn University Building Science  Montgomery #267
Blatt, Chandler Ferris State University Construction Mgmnt NFSF
Castrejon, Adriana Cal Poly Pomona Architecture San Bernardino-Riverside #111
Chase, Dean Michigan State Univ Construction Mgmnt Lansing #177 Carleen E Hallman Scholarship and Kalamazoo/BattleCreek #302

Clodfelter, Chandler Clemson Univ Construction Science NFSF
Cox, Casey Akron Univ Civil Engineering Cleveland #156
Crownover, Haley Univ of Central MO Construction Mgmnt NFSF
Danger, Tiffany Univ of Iowa Mechanical Engineering Cedar Rapids/Iowa City #160 Alla Stoner/Donn Barrigar Memorial Scholarship
DeBono, Olivia Cal Poly SLO Architecture San Francisco #19 Marie McDonald Tradeswoman Award
Heim, Morghan Cal Poly SLO Construction Mgmnt Santa Clara #99 Faye Fisher Scholarship
Hawley, Kayla Monroe County CC Architecture NFSF
Hornby, Rachelle Univ of Arizona Sustainable Bldg Env NFSF
Johnson, Nichole Green River CC Carpentry  Spokane #143 Loraine Nichols Trust
Kapusta, Alexandria Drexel Univ Civil Engineering Philadelphia #145 Eleanor K Buckley Scholarship
Kittrell, Tenesha Georgia Institute of Tech Civil Engineering NFSF
Langr, Hannah No Dakota State Architecture Fargo-Morehead #246 Onie Loeks Memorial
Latimer, Arelis Cleveland State Univ Civil Engineering Cleveland #156
Lolnitz, Loretta Univ of Alaska Construction Mgmnt Alaska #197
Longenecker, Marinn Clackamas CC AAOT Portland #54
Mappes, Emma Ball State Univ Arch/Const Mgmnt Indianapolis #34 and
Northwest Indiana #311
McCoy, Savannah Howard Univ Computer Engineering Baltimore #135 Marilyn Rainey Memorial
McDonald, DeAunna Univ of Texas Dallas Mech Engineering Dallas #2 Frances L Stephens Scholarship and Fort Worth #1
McDonald, Kevin Bowling Green St Univ Construction Mgmnt Columbus #86
McDonald, Rosa NC State Univ Architecture NFSF
Mellone, Franco Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Orange Couny #91 Kathryn Clay Memorial
Miller, Lilia Central CT State Univ Civil Engineering NFSF
Parks, Emma Univ of Washington Construction Mgmnt Spokane #143 Loraine Nichols Trust and South Sound #187
Patel, Rahul Univ of Texas Austin Civil Engineering Dallas #2 Frances L Stephens Scholarship
Petzel, Walter Kent State Construction Mgmnt Cleveland #156
Rachac, Keira North Dakota State Architecture Fargo-Morehead #246 Onie Loeks Memorial
Roberts, Jaelen Texas Tech Univ Civil Engineering San Antonio #11 Schfield/Cleveland Scholarship
Robles, Abigail Cal Poly Pomona Architecture San Bernardino-Riverside #111
Schneider, Nora Purdue Univ Civil Engineering Indianapolis #34
Scoborio, Catherine Villanova Univ Mech Engineering NFSF
Smith, Austin Wright State Civil Engineering Cincinnati #64
Smoter, Devyn Dunwoody College Architecture Drftng & Dsgn NFSF
Sola, Madonna Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Los Angeles #42
Staskin, Karen Virginia Tech Architecture Roanoke Valley #226 Virginia T Mays Scholarship
Stricker, Gwen Ball State Univ Architecture Indianapolis #34
Suriano, Julia Illinois Inst of Tech Architecture NFSF
Trieloff, Mitchell Chico State Univ Construction Mgmnt NFSF
Triepke, Victoria CA Baptist Univ Construction Mgmnt San Bernardino-Riverside #111
Vasquez, Bryan El Paso CC Mechanical Eng El Paso #248
Yaskell, Nathan Univ of Alaska Construction Mgmnt Alaska #197
Kurtz, Jessica Portland Comm College3 Welding Portland #54
Metcalf, Nerissa  Madison Area Tech College Commercial Electrical NFSF
Naill, Myles  IEC, Denver Co  Electrical Metro Denver #112 Hazel J Bolsover/Vana J Wagner Scholarship
Nesja, Victoria  WOE 139 Training Center Apprenticship Program NFSF
Panther, Prem IEC, RM Journeyman Electrician Metro Denver #112 Hazel J Bolsover/Vana J Wagner Scholarship
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Smith, Zina John A Logan College Construction Mgmnt NFSF