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Builders' Show Scholarship Program

Exclusively open to NAHB members 21-35 years old.

Application portal now open May 13 - July 12.

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) Scholarship Program is a way for NAHB members who are 21-35 years old to experience everything IBS offers:

  • New experiences
  • Professional development through education sessions
  • Connections with industry peers
  • Networking & learning opportunities with leading industry experts
  • Exposure to new trends
  • Discovery of innovative products

This IBS Scholarship is a prestigious award that provides recipients with an IBS Registration (IBS Expo+Education Pass) to IBS 2025, travel stipend, hotel accommodations for the show, bragging rights... and more!

Meet Our IBS 2024 Recipients

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit our FAQ Section and complete the Interest Form below.


IBS Scholar Testimonials

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.

** NAHB members must be between 21-35 when applying for the scholarship. If you turn 36 after applying and/or leading up to the show that is acceptable.

No, if someone else at your company is the NAHB member of record, then you can still apply.

You will need to provide NAHB with the:

  • NAHB member's first & last name
  • NAHB member's pin ID number
  • HBA/Local association name
  • HBA/Local association number

Search for your HBA/Local association name and number on nahb.org.

Scholarship applications will be accepted May 13-July 12 at 5 PM ET. Apply and select Builders' Show Scholarship Program' from the drop down listing of NAHB programs and award opportunities.

You will need to complete an application and provide a video response to the question “What piqued your interest to begin a career in the home building industry? How will attending the 2025 NAHB International Builders’ Show® impact your professional development and benefit your business?”


  • Your video should be between 1-5 minutes long.
  • Don't just provide your 'video voice over' within the video presentation, plan to include yourself within the video.
  • Before submitting your video, check the audio and lighting quality to make sure that you are able to be heard and seen clearly.
  • Submit your video by providing a link to it within the application portal (i.e Dropbox, YouTube, etc.).
    • When finalizing your video link, make sure that it will remain live/valid until April 2025.

Your video is a great place to show us who you are and why you should be selected for this incredible opportunity, so don't be afraid to be creative and be authentic.

Some strong topics to touch on when answering the posed question, "What piqued your interest to begin a career in the home building industry? How will attending the 2025 NAHB International Builders’ Show® impact your professional development and benefit your business?” are listed below:

  • How did you get involved in the home building industry? What does it mean to you?
  • What projects are you currently working on?
  • How you're involved in your local and state HBAs?
  • How do you anticipate the show will prepare you to address your current challenges?
  • If you have been to the show before, tell us about that experience. How will attending as a scholarship recipient be different?
  • What education topics are most exciting to you?
  • What specific products do you want to see?

Here are some strong videos that stood out in the past that you can use as a reference point.

There is also an 'About You' section of the application where you can share more about yourself, your professional challenges and HBA/Local association involvement.

Your final application and video must be submitted no later than our deadline of July 12, 2024 at 5 PM ET to be considered.

No, unfortunately we can only offer a limited number of scholarships and we need to give new recipients the opportunity to experience the show.

Up to 20 NAHB members will be selected to receive a 2025 Builders’ Show scholarship.

All applicants will be notified in August 2024 before registration opens for the 2025 show.

All-inclusive access to IBS 2025:

  • One IBS 2025 Full Expo+Education Pass (includes expo floor and education session access)
  • Travel Stipend for one to Las Vegas (up to $800)
  • Hotel accommodations at a NAHB designated hotel for the duration of the show
  • LV Monorail Pass
  • and MORE!

You'll experience everything you need to jump start your career goals in 2025 and have some fun too!

The following are not included in the scholarship:

  • Spouse registration, special event tickets or travel/transportation costs
  • Hotel incidentals, such as early check-in, bar tabs, etc.
  • Meals
  • Other travel/transportation expenses beyond the hotel stay and airfare to/from Las Vegas, 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 [email protected] with any questions.

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 hotel accommodations of the scholar for the duration of the show.

All recipients will receive a travel stipend check of $800, that can be used at their own discretion to go towards their airfare or gas mileage/parking to and from Las Vegas for the Builders' Show.

Absolutely! Be sure to follow the Builders’ Show and use #IBS2025 #BuildersShowScholar to share your experience.

*FAQs updated April 29, 2024.


Contact Lauren Wallace.

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