FEB 9-12, 2021

Builders' Show Scholarship Program

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The 2021 IBS scholarship application is now closed. All applicants have been notified.

This scholarship opportunity is exclusively for NAHB members 21-35 years old. Recipients receiving one of NAHB’s prestigious scholarships to IBS 2021 will receive a full registration, airfare, hotel accommodations, bragging rights...and more!


Check out our FAQs section below to learn more. 

Lou Salge

"You think about what you struggled with in the past year or two years in your business or in your job, and there’s somebody or something at the Builders' Show that can help you with that. There’s nothing that you run into at any point in your business that you can’t find an answer to there. I think that’s what gets me excited, that’s what gets me to keep on going back every year."

Lou Salge, Four Seasons Design & Remodeling 

Kenzie Reynolds

"Seriously, no matter what role you play in the company the scholarship is beneficial for you. I especially loved the fun demos and panel discussions that were conducted by some of the biggest voices in the industry. If you want to excel in your career now is the time. Applying and attending IBS will get you ahead of your competitors and you’ll come back to your role inspired and ready to grow as a company and person."

Kenzie Reynolds, Strohmaier Construction INC

Jesse Brown

"The IBS scholarship granted this young entrepreneur access to the industries’ top minds and products. I was able to network with like-minded individuals experiencing similar situations across the country. In addition, I attended education sessions and discovered products that can better position my young company to succeed in our local market. I would recommend any young person in the residential construction field to seek out the knowledge and experience offered by this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Jesse Brown, Franklin Door & Trim


Who is eligible to apply?

NAHB members** in good standing between the ages of 21-35. This opportunity is only open to legal residents of the US. Recipients will be required to complete a declaration of eligibility and release form and include tax ID information to receive the scholarship. 

**Staff from manufacturers, suppliers and software providers are not eligible.

Do I need to be the NAHB member record holder to apply?

No, if someone in your company is an NAHB member then you can still apply. You will need their HBA/Local Association Name, Local Association number and NAHB member pin/ID number.

How do I apply?

The IBS 2021 scholarship application is now closed. Check back in April 2021 for information about this opportunity for IBS 2022.

What does the scholarship include?

All-inclusive access to IBS 2021:

  • One IBS 2021 full registration (includes expo floor and education session access)
  • Roundtrip economy airfare for one to Orlando (up to $500)
  • 4-night hotel stay at NAHB designated hotel (Monday-Thursday, February 8-11, 2021)
  • Scholarship Meet & Greet (Monday, February 8, 2021)
  • .....and MORE!

You'll experience everything you need to jump start your career goals in 2021 and have some fun too!

Can I choose my hotel?

No. As a part of the scholarship program experience, all recipients will be required to stay in the same NAHB designated hotel room block. NAHB will cover the room and tax fees for the 4-night hotel stay (February 8-11, 2021).

How does the airfare work?

All recipients will book their own airfare to/from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and submit their airfare receipt to the scholarship liaison for reimbursement. NAHB will reimburse the scholarship recipient up to $500 for round trip economy airfare. Airfare add-ons, such as extra leg room or early-bird check-in fees are not eligible for reimbursement.

What is not included in the scholarship?

The following are not included in the scholarship:

  • Spouse registration, special event tickets or travel/transportation costs
  • Hotel incidentals, such as early check-in
  • Meals
  • Other travel/transportation expenses beyond the 4-night hotel stay and airfare to/from Orlando, i.e. extended hotel stay fees, taxis, airport shuttles, Lyft, Uber, etc.
  • Airfare add-on fees, i.e. early-bird check-in, extra leg room, etc.

Contact Lea Casas with any questions.

Can I post about this experience on social media?

Absolutely! Be sure to follow the Builders’ Show and use #IBS2021 #IBSscholarship to share your experience.

*Revised June 16, 2020. Details subject to change.


Contact [email protected].

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