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Penn State NAHB Student Chapter

The Penn State NAHB Student Chapter offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to become members of NAHB during their collegiate career. The chapter is active in hosting industry speakers, offering scholarships to members, and participating in events with the local builders association (Builders Association of Central PA) and its Professional Women in Building Council. Members also have the opportunity to participate in the NAHB Student Competition and DOE Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. For an overview of the 2023-24 NAHB Student Chapter, view the information sheet.

Join the 2023-24 NAHB Student Chapter by submitting the online application. Questions? Contact Brian Wolfgang.

NAHB Student Chapter members are able to apply annually for scholarship support. The scholarship application period for 2023-24 is closed. Scholarship awardees will be notified on November 2 at the banquet and will receive their scholarships in January 2024 directly into their student account.

The scholarships will be publicly awarded at the NAHB Student Chapter Awards & Industry Mixer on November 2 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. This annual event brings together the residential construction industry and the next generation for an evening full of networking, delicious food, and celebration. If your company is interested in supporting student scholarships and attending the banquet, contact Alayna Kilic.


Support Students

Tax-deductible gifts made to the National Association of Home Builders Scholarship in the College of Engineering support the Residential Construction program at Penn State! Funds raised benefit scholarships, student activities, competitions, and courses related to residential construction.


NAHB Student Chapters

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose broad mission is to enhance the climate for housing, homeownership and the residential building industry.

A federation of more than 800 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members nationwide. About one-third of NAHB’s members are home builders and/or remodelers. The others are associates working in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.

Since its inception in the early 1940s, NAHB has served as “the voice of America’s housing industry.” Its primary goals are to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent.

The NAHB Student Chapters program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through NAHB membership, educational programming, and networking opportunities.

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2023-24 Officers:

  • Alex Smith, President
  • Gavin Burdette, Treasurer
  • Emily Yarnell, Secretary
  • Temipe Kuforiji, Event Planner
  • Eric Cheng, Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Project Manager
  • Alex Smith, NAHB Student Competition Project Manager


The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304