Scholarships offered to female students interested in construction trades

Published 11:12 am Saturday, November 5, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS — Professional Women in Building (PWB), a Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, is offering three, $600 scholarships to all female higher education students interested in pursuing careers in the construction trades at either a college/university or other post-secondary educational institution within Louisiana. The application can be found at:

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must be a resident of Louisiana.

Each applicant will be required to take part in a 10–20-minute interview conducted by the scholarship Committee of the PWB. This scholarship is open to all higher education students – entering college freshman or higher – for the Fall 2022 (no reimbursements).

Only applicants who complete the application in its entirety and meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for an interview, although not all applicants may be contacted.

Interviews may take place via Zoom or in-person, at the discretion of all parties involved.

The scholarship application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. PWB will announce the scholarship recipients before the Christmas holiday.

Professional Women in Building (PWB) a Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans, is a diverse network of home building industry professionals representing the entire spectrum of work in residential construction. For more than 60 years, members have made meaningful strides to build a more diverse workforce, mentor the next generation of female building professionals, and bring awareness to the important role women serve in the residential construction industry. Members of PWB connect, collaborate and encourage each other through activities that promote, enhance and support home building and women in the industry. Members of the PWB raise funds through sales throughout the year, and from donations made by individuals and companies.