Scholarships and Grants


The Indiana Builders Association has funds available for projects and scholarships that benefit the housing industry through the Indiana Builders Charitable Foundation (IBCF) and IBA’s Educational Scholarship Foundation. Information about these funding opportunities is provided below along with links to the applications which are due November 1, 2024

Indiana Builders Charitable Foundation

The Indiana Builders Charitable Foundation (IBCF) is managed by the Central Indiana Community Foundation with direction from the IBCF Advisory Board. Proposals for funds from the IBCF should include a description of the project, how the educational cause enhances the knowledge and understanding of the housing industry and career opportunities within the housing industry, and the amount of funds needed to accomplish the project. 

Indiana Builders Association Educational Scholarship Foundation

The Indiana Builders Association Educational Scholarship Foundation honors IBA’s long-time CEO, the late Bill Carson, by providing youth the opportunity to become the dream-makers of future generations.  The Foundation will award scholarships to deserving students who have chosen the building industry as their vocation. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals desiring to continue their education to enhance their career in the building industry, whether it be a structured degree, certification, designation apprenticeship, or an approved continuing education class.  Applicants must be a legal resident of Indiana and live in the jurisdiction of the Indiana Builders Association. 

2023 Indiana Builders Charitable Foundation Awardees

  • Ball State University
  • HBA of Fort Wayne
  • Purdue University
  • Southwestern IN Builders Association

2023 IBA Educational Scholarship Foundation Awardees

  • Benjamin Ybarra, Ambia
  • Cora Ransbottom, Claypool
  • Drake Fritz, Medaryville
  • Dylan Barkey, Warsaw
  • Joanna Wuestefeld, Brownsburg
  • Stephen Contreras, Lafayette
  • Saul Banuelos-Gonzales, Lafayette
  • Trace Stookey, Winona Lake


If you are interested in supporting the next generation of the building industry, then consider supporting the IBA Educational Scholarship Foundation and Indiana Builders Charitable Foundation. Support can be given through tax-deductible donations and advisory committee sign-ups. Use the buttons below to get involved and provide support.