What Is the 2019 IBS Scholarship Program?

The IBS Scholarship
Program will begin accepting applications May 14. This opportunity is exclusively
for NAHB young professional members between the ages of 21-35.

Every year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is
an integral part of career development for tens of thousands of building
industry pros. Designers, builders, remodelers, architects and more all come to
the show to see new products, learn from experts and network with others in the
industry — all of which stimulate growth within companies and careers. 

Attending the show can be difficult for up-and-coming
professionals, which is why the IBS Scholarship Program, now in its third year,
was created. The program is designed to give young career-minded industry pros the
resources and tools they can use to build their careers. 

Fast facts from IBS 2018:

  • 22 IBS scholarship recipients
  • 60,000 attendees from 100 countries
  • 1,500 top manufacturers and suppliers in one location
  • 583,000 net square feet of exhibit space
  • 140 education sessions in 8 tracks covering the
    entire building industry
  • Fun, informative destinations at the show
    include the Outdoor Exhibits, IBS Live, the IBS Centrals, the High Performance
    Building Zone and more! 

Showcasing new ideas and innovations is what the show is
all about, and scholarship recipients can explore all of this and more during IBS
2019 in Las Vegas! 

Select recipients
will receive:

  • One IBS 2019 full registration (includes expo
    floor and education session access)
  • R/T economy airfare to Las Vegas for one (up to
  • 4-night hotel stay at NAHB-designated hotel (February
    18-21, 2019)
  • Scholarship recipient Meet & Greet (Monday,
    February 18, 2019)
  • One ticket to the Official IBS House Party
    (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)
  • One ticket to the Young Pro Party (Wednesday,
    February 20, 2019)


  • Applicants or their company must be an NAHB
    member in good standing
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 21-35

Here’s what a few of last year’s IBS Scholarship recipients
had to say about their experience: 

the things related to the scholarship were excellent. That was one of the
highlights of the show.” – Brandyn Deckinga, Habitat for Humanity of Kent
County, Grand Rapids, MI

show was educational. The amount of different things that are out there in the
industry is eye-opening.” – Dan Darnold, Oak Tree Homes, Inc., Wilton, IA

liked going to the education sessions, and I had a couple this time where I felt
like they were speaking to me. I was sitting in the audience, and I was like,
‘Yes, this is what I want to hear!’” – Dana Spanjer, Spanjer Homes, Fort
Collins, CO

Take advantage of
this opportunity!

As a young professional in the industry, you can’t afford
to miss this chance to learn, grow and connect with others. The scholarship
application site opens May 14, but you can get a head start — get
all the details now

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