Building Industry Association of Washington Scholarship

Website: Building Industry Association of Washington


The Building Industry Association of Washington scholarship assists and encourages workforce training in the construction industry.  Known as the 'voice of the housing industry,' the Building Industry Association of Washington is the largest trade association in Washington State, representing over 8,000 member companies involved in the home building business.

BIAW welcomes Washington residents to apply for a Scholarship, which may be used to fund almost any post-secondary education, i.e., college or vocational, public or private.

BIAW will award:

  • Average awards are typically $1,000-$5,000 and for those planning to enter a construction industry-related field.
  • Scholarship awards are for single academic school years. Applicants may reapply for scholarship awards in subsequent years

Applicants must:

  • be a resident of Washington State.
  • Students who will be applying to any Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college, or university
  • Students who can demonstrate a need for additional funding to complete their programs in a construction industry-related field of study


Evaluation Criteria:

  • 20% Academic Record
  • 20% Work Experience
  • 15% Community Service/ School Activities
  • 15% Recommendations
  • 15% Financial Need
  • 15% Essay
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Applications are available online at

Submit the following items and mail to:

BIAW Education Program, 300 Deschutes Way SW Suite 300, Tumwater, WA 98501

or email application to 

1. Application Form. Fill out completely or mark N/A if not applicable. Incomplete information may affect the rating of your application. All information you provide is strictly confidential.

2. Three letters of recommendation describing your qualifications that make you a clear choice for a BIAW scholarship. At least two letters should be from those who interact with you in your professional life: supervisor, co-worker, counselor, teacher, etc.

3. Academic transcript (unofficial copy allowed) from your last two semesters, three quarters, or a copy of your most recent transcript.

4. Essay (250 words min.) on your career goals.


Since the Scholarship Program's inception in 2001, BIAW's Education Committee volunteers and BIAW staff have devoted countless hours resulting in the award of 249 scholarships totaling nearly $345,000.  BIAW continues to recognize education as the very core of our industry, and the Scholarship Program Supports those students that have selected home building as their life's work.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, call BIAW at 360-352-7800 or email