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NAHB Offers IBS Young Professional Scholarships


June 22, 2016

The Young Professional Scholarship Program — exclusively for NAHB members — offers young career-minded professionals ages 21-35 a chance to attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show and begin to gather the tools they need to develop and improve their careers. Up to 20 NAHB young professionals will receive scholarships to attend IBS 2017, Jan. 10-12 in Orlando.

Selected recipients will receive:

  • One IBS full registration (includes education)
  • Economy airfare (up to $600)
  • One four-night hotel stay (Jan. 9-12, 2017)
  • One ticket to the Official IBS House Party
  • One ticket to the Young Professional After Hours Party

Show attendance gives young professionals the ability to network with others, like themselves, from across the nation. Those connections can become valuable resources for product knowledge, problem solving and sounding boards for many who attend IBS.

“There was a Meet & Greet for all of us scholarship attendees on the first night, and that was so helpful,” said Amity Edwards of 918 Interiors in Tulsa, Okla., who attended this year’s IBS in Las Vegas. “Many of us were in the same situation — first-time attendees who didn’t know anyone — but we met at this event, exchanged phone numbers and hung out the entire week together. It was awesome.”

Young professionals interested in applying for the 2017 scholarship program must submit their applications by July 1.