There are a variety of scholarships available for students who want to pursue a career in construction. Criteria for scholarships vary according to the specific scholarship criteria for each one.  Criteria can include scholastic achievement, special talent, financial need, and for our scholarships, a commitment to pursue a degree in construction or related field.  The Builders Association of North Central Florida (BANCF) and its affiliated state and national associations believe strongly in educating our future workforce and offer the following scholarships.

Through the Santa Fe College Foundation, Inc., BANCF has established three scholarships, the A.W. Fletcher Memorial Scholarship, the Gene Gerber Memorial Scholarship and our newest, the Charles R. Perry Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are in memory of well-respected builders who took great interest in making sure opportunities existed to study in the construction field.  Please
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Scholarships will be available to graduating seniors from Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, and Taylor counties, and any 2nd year student in the Building Construction Program at SF who plans to pursue a degree in building construction at Santa Fe College. The amount of each scholarship will vary.  For information on additional criteria and scholarship applications, visit SF’s website at

BANCF also sponsors two scholarships for students pursuing a degree at the Rinker School of Construction Management at the University of Florida.  The criteria for the scholarships include financial need, interest in building construction, academic achievement, and construction experience.  For information on all requirements and criteria, visit the UF School of Construction Management website:

The National Housing Endowment, affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, offers a variety of scholarships for students studying in the construction fields.  For information on the scholarships and applications, visit their website:

The Florida Home Builders (FHB) Foundation created a scholarship fund to assist in addressing the pressing need for a better educated and trained workforce in the residential construction industry. Since 2000, the FHB Foundation has awarded more than $57,000 in scholarship funds to students interested in a career in the residential construction industry.

Scholarship applications are made available to the public annually in January. Awards are usually made in the spring. Applicants should be students in good standing and recommended by their teachers or returning students with a strong interest in the residential construction industry or related trades who desire to pursue higher education opportunities but lack financial resources. An applicant should demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment in the residential construction industry upon graduation. For additional information and an application, visit:

There are many, many more scholarships available for students interested in the construction field as there are many career paths in construction.  Most every college that offers a building construction program will have scholarships available.  In addition, there are several websites that search for available scholarships.  Some of them are: