William Morehouse Scholarship Fund

Donations are tax-deductible

As a member of the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA), William (Bill) Morehouse has provided members with insurance coverage for more than thirty-five years. Bill served as Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of Mohawk Valley for 30 years, along with providing complimentary office space for ten of those years. Bill's generosity and ingenuity helped to initiate the NYSBA Research and Education Foundation. 

As steward of an obsolete insurance trust, Bill approached NYSBA to discuss the possibility of utilizing the funds to seed an organization that would benefit the industry.  As a result, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization Research and Education Foundation (REF), was formed.

A scholarship program was developed and became recognized amongst our local home builder affiliates. As a tribute to Bill’s commitment to the industry, the Research & Education Foundation scholarship program was named in his honor in recognition of his relentless dedication to the industry and members, along with acknowledging his stewardship, generosity, and commitment to the future leaders of the building industry. 

The William Morehouse Scholarship supports students who have a goal of successfully completing a college degree to fulfill their dream of becoming a residential builder or another profession within the building industry.  Scholarship funds assist students with their college expenses (e.g., tuition, books, tools, and equipment).  

The Research & Education Foundation greatly appreciates the monetary support of its William Morehouse Scholarship. Your support allows for the success of the program, helping students reach their ultimate goal of a career in the residential building industry.  Your support helps with our efforts in increasing the residential building industry workforce, for years-to-come.  Donations are tax-ductible. 

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