Charlotte Technical College encourages post-secondary students to pursue additional funding sources to help cover their program expenses. Occasionally, we will receive notifications of scholarships that may be available and are relevant and specific to the needs of those seeking financial assistance. This page is designed to assist students with easy access to on line scholarship applications.

Click on links below to apply for individual scholarships and instructions from the offering companies.


The National Housing Endowment (NHE)
Student Scholarships

Building upon the proud history of NAHB’s wide range of support for construction education, the National Housing Endowment, Home Builders Institute (HBI), and state and local home builders associations (HBAs) continue to find avenues to educate students on the many opportunities a career in construction offers.

Application Deadline: Check back often as scholarships are often due in the Spring of each calendar year

For more information about each scholarship, please visit the pages for each program.

Herman J. Smith Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor Herman J. Smith and his lifelong commitment to the housing industry and the education of future generations of home builders.

Pulte Group Build Your Future Scholarship Program

Pulte Group established the Pulte Group/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship in 1999. These scholarships provide tuition assistance to undergraduate students pursuing careers in the building industry.

Lee S. Evans Scholarship

Mr. Evans, an educator and consultant, has taught thousands of builders how to better manage their businesses. The Evans’ endowed gift, along with the generous contributions of many of Mr. Evans’ friends, colleagues and former students, created the scholarship fund to assist in addressing the pressing need for educating and training construction managers in the residential building industry.

NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success Scholarship

This scholarship fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry-related programs.

National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship Fund

The National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship (formerly the Bill Carr Scholarship) is awarded to children of Executive Officers in pursuit of a college degree. Funding is through Executive Officer contributions and interest accrued by the Endowment. The scholarship program is managed by the National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship Subcommittee. To date, more than 187 students have received funds totaling more than $224,500.

Florida Green Building Coalition

For the second year, the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the leading certifier of green projects in the state, is funding a statewide scholarship program for deserving individuals pursuing careers in green building, design or related sustainability disciplines.   Scholarships are valued at $1,000 per year for each recipient and can be renewed for up to four years. Applications are due by March 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Finalists will be announced in the May 2017 and awards presented prior to summer vacation. Scholarship recipients will be recognized by industry professionals at FGBC events. Each scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary FGBC membership for one year and be invited to participate in FGBC committees and events.

Scholarships like this promote educational opportunities for individuals to build successful construction careers within the green building industry.

For more information or to apply for an “FGBC Green Build It. Live It” scholarship, please visit

Houzz Scholarship Program

Houzz is excited to announce the new Houzz Scholarship Program! Their goal is to support the next generation of students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and construction management. We are looking for the best, brightest, and most innovative students in residential design and construction.

Application Deadline: Check back often as scholarships are often due in the Spring of each calendar year

Houzz will award four $2,500 scholarships in the following categories:

  • Women in Architecture
  • Residential Design
  • Sustainable Residential Design
  • Residential Construction Management

High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students 17 years of age or older are invited to apply at In addition to submitting a brief essay on their design and architecture influences, students are invited to create a Houzz professional student profile, where they can showcase their portfolio of work and network with more than a million professionals around the world.

Zonta Club

Scholarship applications are now being accepted by our Zonta Club. Visit their website at Zonta District 11

Completed applications  must be received at the post office box address by April 1, 2018.

Applicants must comply fully with the requirements to ensure their applications are considered. The instructions require completion of a budget planning form. The attachment includes a budget analysis form.

Our named scholarships at Charlotte Technical College are designed to assist students in the following areas:

  1.  The Wendy Schmidt Scholarship for one planning to re-enter or enter the workforce after her studies were delayed for other life occurrences.
  2.  The Claire Vittoria Scholarship for one attending the nursing or dental studies programs.

Students may also apply for a general community scholarship in the pursuit of any educational field. The scholarships are awarded locally in Charlotte County, and are open to any women seeking financial assistance for further education.  Women who are selected will be invited to attend our May business meeting to receive their awards.

Any questions,  just contact or contact at 941-268-8606.

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