The William Morehouse Scholarship is a "matching funds" scholarship program administered by the New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF).

The NYSBA REF and local home builder affiliates, together with its members, are committed to improving the future of the building industry by creating educational opportunities for students, throughout the state.  The William Morehouse Scholarship is available to all qualifying students across New York State.  Undergraduates who attend or planning on attending a one, two, or four-year College or certificate program and studying construction or related fields, are eligible for this scholarship.  A New York State Builders Association affiliated Home Builder’s Association (HBA) must sponsor the student and guarantee scholarship matching funds.  All applicants are responsible for contacting a local Home Building Association Affiliate (HBA) for sponsorship and matching funds information.

Student Applicant is to make an appointment along with submitting completed application and applicable attachments, to the local Home Building Association Affiliate (HBA) by the deadline date of, Friday, March 24, 2017.

After the applicant interview is conducted by Local Home Building Association Affiliate (HBA), the HBA is to submit all student applicant material and information to NYSBA REF, by the Postmarked Deadline date of, Friday, April 21, 2017To find a local HBA association near you, click  HERE.  

This Year's Application:
2017 William Morehouse Scholarship Application

Past Recipients of the William Morehouse Scholarship Size
 2017 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf 336 KB
2016 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf 189 KB
2015 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf
43.8 KB
2014 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf
4.62 KB
2013 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf 273.33 KB
2012 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf 153.72 KB
2011 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf 116.66 KB
2010 William Morehouse Scholarship Recipients.pdf 156.86 KB


Testimonials from past recipients of the William Morehouse Scholarship:

"The William Morehouse Scholarship program has played a major part in my being able to attend SUNY Delhi and pursue a career in Carpentry and Construction, which I love!"  

"I am finishing my last year of carpentry through BOCES and will be attending Alfred State for Building Trades and Construction.  The sponsorship will pay for all the tools and equipment needed.  Thank you!!"

"Thank you! With this scholarship, I have found it extremely useful to buy books and supplies needed for college, along with help with tuition cost."

2015 William Morehouse Scholarship Local Award Presentations 

Because of YOU, the William Morehouse Scholarship Program Works!
How you can support the William Morehouse Scholarship Program 


For further information, please contact, Kristin Legere at the NYSBA REF office at (518) 465-2492 Ext. 110 or via email: klegere@nysba.com.