Milwaukee/NARI Foundation announces academic scholarship availability

September 2, 2015

The Milwaukee/NARI Foundation, Inc., the educational and charitable arm of Milwaukee/NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), announced a scholarship opportunity for students for the second semester of the 2015-2016 academic school year. Students enrolled in one of the following programs for the period January – May 2016 can apply for the scholarship:

• Architecture

• Cabinet Making

• Carpentry

• Electrical


• Interior Design

• Landscaping

• Masonry

• Plumbing

• Other industry related curriculum Students that will take at least 12 credits during the second semester of the 2015- 16 academic year will be able to apply for a $1,000 scholarship, while those planning to take 6-11 credits during that period can apply for a $500 scholarship.

The purpose of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation Scholarship is to assist students who are southeastern Wisconsin residents and plan to attend a Wisconsin institution, pursuing higher education in the remodeling industry – including associated mechanical, technical, and creative sectors. The students must currently reside in one of the following counties:

• Dodge

• Jefferson

• Kenosha

• Milwaukee

• Ozaukee

• Racine

• Sheboygan

• Walworth

• Washington

• Waukesha “A main objective of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation continues to be the development of a steady stream of capable and qualified employees,” said Tom Callen, Milwaukee/NARI Foundation president.

“Our goal for the scholarship program is to find individuals that see the home improvement and remodeling industry as a career opportunity that will provide many years of satisfying work and accomplishment.” Completed applications, which can be accessed at, along with an essay, letters of recommendations, and college or post secondary acceptance letter, are due to the Milwaukee/ NARI Foundation, P.O. Box 26788, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, by October 30, 2015. Recipient(s) will be notified by November 18, 2015.

Call 414-771-4071 for additional information. The goal of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation is to promote public awareness of the home remodeling and improvement industry through educational programs and community activities and raise funds to support scholarships and grants to help encourage and train young people and displaced workers interested in the professional remodeling industry. To carry out its purpose, the Foundation expends funds for the refinement and/or expansion of existing Milwaukee/NARI education programs, supports scholarships to assist professional training of individuals entering the home improvement and remodeling field, and embarks on activities judged necessary to insure an ample supply of professionally trained individuals. Through various special events, including the annual Home Improvement Show raffle, Rummage Sale, Golf Outing, and Holiday Party, plus member contributions, the Foundation has provided more than $175,000 in scholarships, tools, and equipment for use by students and schools in southeastern Wisconsin. The Foundation has endowments at both Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.