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Southern Illinois Builders Association seeks scholarship applicants

The Southern Illinois Builders Association searches for candidates for the SIBA Scholarships annually in the fall. For 2022 consideration, all information must be submitted by Nov. 4 in order for the SIBA Education Committee to meet and make their selections.

To be eligible for a SIBA Scholarship:

  • candidates must be pursuing a degree in the field of Construction Management / Construction Related Engineering / Architectural;
  • cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0;
  • submit a personal recommendation from a person unrelated to the applicant; planning to enroll as a full-time student and maintain full-time student status (12-hour minimum); part-time students working full-time in the construction industry will be awarded partial awards (written verification from a full-time employer required);
  • show evidence that the individual applying is related to an individual employed full-time by a SIBA Member firm for a minimum of 4 years (written evidence from an employer required); and
  • a typewritten report (minimum of 500 words) on career goals and what events they have experienced in their life that made them decide to pursue a career in the construction field and the quality of the essay will be judged.

To obtain a complete list of requirements for the SIBA scholarships, please contact Donna at the SIBA office (618) 624-9055 or by email at

SIBA began offering scholarships in 2012 and has awarded 115 scholarships totaling approximately $215,400.

The Southern Illinois Builders Association is a trade association of contractors representing approximately 500 commercial and industrial building, highway and utility construction contractors throughout Southern Illinois.

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