Dallas Chapter #2 Scholarship Chair

Jill Melancon

Our mission is to "Enhance the Success of Women in Construction," but let us take this one step further.  We also want to encourage women and men to consider the pursuit of a career in construction or move to the next level in the industry.  To support this endeavor, we offer scholarships once a year whether you are attending college or trade school.

Undergraduate Scholarship Eligibility: 

  •  Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors and those pursuing graduate degrees are not eligible.
  • Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field. 
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time.
  • Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.
  • To be considered, the Application and all attachments must be complete and received via email by February 28th for the next following academic year. If your school only mails transcripts, please email NFSF (nfsfscholarship@gmail.com​) for the address to mail the transcripts to. Official sealed transcripts must also be received no later than February 28th. THIS DEADLINE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED
  • Only students enrolled in a school in the United States will be considered for awards.

The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education.  Construction is the only industry that encompasses almost every professional discipline.  Literally every career sector is available to you:  trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, business owner…the list is virtually endless.  Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education.  The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help.

Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.  Please contact the National NAWIC Office to find a chapter near you:  800-552-3506.  For questions on eligibility please see below or email us at nawic@nawic.org.

NFSF is a self-supporting scholarship program and is a 509(a)(3) designated organization so contributions are tax deductible as a charitable donation.   We have the capability to administer scholarships to college or trade school students for your company or local NAWIC chapter. 

Please visit our national scholarship webpage or contact our scholarship chairwomen for more information

Construction Trades Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related training program which is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, community college, technical school or equivalent.
  • Applicant must be obtaining training in a construction-related craft or trade.

NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation


Fund Administrator: Judy DeWeese, CBT, CIT