Thursday, May 16, 2013

Deadline Approaching for Shelter Scholarship for High School Students

This scholarship is designed
to help jump start a career.
The annual Patricia K. Hennin Scholarship application process has begun. Shelter Institute is excited to offer the scholarship, which was established to honor company co-founder Patricia K. Hennin. The scholarship is awarded to a local high school junior or senior interested in the fields of engineering, architecture, or construction.

Eligible applicants should be high school juniors and seniors currently enrolled in school and residents of the state of Maine. Preference is given to students with a demonstrated interest in the fields of engineering, architecture, or construction. Applications may be obtained from the student's high school guidance office or directly from Shelter Institute.

The deadline for applications is 3:00pm on May 24th, 2013. Please call 207-442-7938 or e-mail The scholarship recipient receives free enrollment in the Shelter Institute course of their choice, valued at approximately $1,000.

Since its founding in 1974, Shelter Institute has taught people from around the world how to design, build, and thrive in energy-efficient homes. Among the courses which will be open to the scholarship recipient are the famous Purely Post & Beam course, during which students cut and raise a 24' x 24' timber frame, the original Design Build course, an intensive course which focuses on all the aspects of construction including wiring, framing, site planning, and plumbing, and the recently updated Small House Building course, which provides the basic skills and knowledge needed to build a complete 200-square-foot structure, and the Contract-It-Yourself course, which is designed to teach people how to manage a construction project. Some classes are eligible for college credit for the scholarship recipient.

Remember: The deadline for applications is 3:00pm on May 24th, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be announced on May 31st, 2013.

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