Applications Now Accepted
Through April 30!

The Cedar Valley Home Builders Association (HBA) awards two to four scholarships a year with a total of $2,000 paid out annually.

In the past, scholarships have been awarded to students entering Hawkeye Community College with an emphasis on construction sustainability classes. We are pleased that many of our awardees stay in Waterloo—Cedar Falls and surrounding areas for permanent employment.

Recipients each receiving $1,000 scholarships for 2020 were Erin Haugen, a senior at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, with a major in construction management; and Karson DeGroote, a freshman at Iowa State University in Ames, majoring in interior design. She attended Aplington-Parkersburg High School.

Funds raised by the Parade of Homes go towards the scholarship program.

To be eligible for a scholarship from CVHBA, students should meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a High School Senior or current College Student
  • Be enrolled in an approved major in the Home Building trades or related industry
  • Be a resident of the State of Iowa

Scholarships are paid directly to the school in recipient’s name after enrollment has been verified.

A scholarship committee appointed by the Board of Directors, CVHBA, reviews all applications and awards the scholarships.

Scholarship Application

  • Basic Information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Educational Goals: (Name of college / trade program attending or plan to attend)

  • Current Work History / Work Experience

  • Additional Past Work History / Work Experience

Please attach a maximum 150-word essay on each of these topics:

  1. Why are you interested in pursuing a career in the home building and related industries?
  2. What background do you have in the home building industry and what is your financial need for this scholarship?

Application Submission Requirements:

  • Material submitted must be typed.
  • Educational transcripts must be attached or sent directly from the school
  • Part II essays must be answered
  • One letter of recommendation from counselor and/or teachers.

Part II Deadline: April 30, 2021 5:00 p.m. Note: All completed applications must be received at: OR Cedar Valley Home Builders Association, PO Box 1857,  Waterloo, Iowa 50704

 A color photo will be requested for scholarship winners for announcements published for print and digital media.

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2020 Scholarship Recipients

Erin Hagen
UNI Senior
Erin works at Menards and has experience in maintenance and
remodeling from time with H & H Housing. Erin attends UNI
and will be a senior in the fall majoring in Construction Management.
​​​​Karson DeGroote
2020 Aplington-Parkersburg graduate
Karson will be attending ISU in the fall for Interior Design.

2022 CVHBA Scholarship recipients was Mr. Kirk Drew and Mr. Luke Roland. Mr. Drew attended Hawkeye Community College in the Sustainable Construction and Design program. Mr. Roland attends the University of Northern Iowa in the Construction Management program.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Jacob DeVries
2019 Denver High School graduate
Jacob has worked at Christone Concrete the past two summers and will be attending UNI this fall majoring in Construction Management.
Zachary Hippe (left)
2019 East High School graduate
Zach has taken the Construction course at the Waterloo Career Center and is OSHA certified. Zach will be attending Hawkeye Community College in the fall taking Civil Engineering.

Mason McCarten (right)
2019 Cedar Falls High School graduate
Mason has worked as a trim carpenter the past two summers and will be attending UNI in the fall majoring in Marketing Sales/Real Estate.
Cameron Manifold
Sophomore @ ISU in Mechanical Engineering
Cameron has worked at Koch Construction during summers and breaks, this year he is interning with Bowen Engineering in Illinois.