Download the 2023 Scholarship Application here.
2023 Scholarship Application
Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 28, 2023.

The Olympia Master Builders (OMB) Education Foundation is accepting applications for scholarship grants ranging up to $2500 to college or vocational/technical school-bound students, who currently reside within Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific or Grays Harbor Counties.

Students intending to pursue studies leading to a career in the building industry such as: engineering, architecture, drafting, industrial design, carpentry, construction management, etc. are encouraged to apply. Applicants must reside within Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific or Grays Harbor counties and be a US citizen.

2022 Scholarship Recipients
Ethan Gonzales: $2500 and $1000
Rainier High School
Maleaha Smith: $2500
Central Washington University
Matthew Scheuber:  $2500
Oregon State University
Hunter DeLisle: $2500
W.F. West High School
Jake Eko: $2500
University of Washington



  • Irvin Vicente: $1850 Vocational Recipient (Grays Harbor Community College)
  • Logan Fry: $1850 Collegiate Recipient (Rochester High School)
  • Lochlan Glass (North Thurston High School)
  • Matthew Scheuber (Oregon State University)
  • Jake Eko (Adna High School) 
  • Kayden Kelly (WF West High School)
  • Jonathon Schade (Black Hills High School)
  • Emma Leszezak (North Thurston High School)
  • Ke’ianu Fualelei Trinidad (River Ridge High School)
  • Maleaha Smith (Centralia Community College)


  • Brandon Kim of Lacey – Mechanical Engineering at University of Washington
  • Casey Smith of Olympia – Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University
  • Zeb Chamberlain of Tenino – Construction Management at Central Washington University
  • Gavin Utley of Lacey – Business at Central Washington University
  • Julian Garcia of Yelm – Welding at Bates Technical College
  • Logan Gwinn of Olympia – Architecture, Engineering & Construction at South Puget Sound Community College
  • Maleaha Smith of Oakville – Construction Management at Centralia College
  • Matthew Wagner-Anderson of Montesano – Carpentry & Computer Science at Grays Harbor Community College
  • Matthew Scheuber of Chehalis – Forest & Civil Engineering at Oregon State University
  • Morgan Trotter of Chehalis – Business & Real Estate at Centralia College

Watch what other scholarship winners have to say!

Contact Jill Williams at or (360) 754-0912 for additional information.

BIAW Education Program Scholarship

The purpose of the BIAW Education Program Scholarship is to recognize students pursuing a career in the homebuilding industry. BIAW recognizes education as the very core of our industry, and the scholarship program supports students who have selected home building as their life’s work. BIAW scholarship recipients are announced mid-year and recognized in their monthly magazine, Building Insight, and posted on their website. If you have questions about the scholarship, contact BIAW at 360-352-7800.

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