Scholarship Fund Contributions
HPC Scholarships are dependent on donations from our supporters. These individuals recognize the value in our conferences and the need to provide education and networking opportunities to build the next generation of home performance professionals. Whether you are a novice just beginning your career or a veteran who wants to learn the latest trends, all levels of experience in all facets of our industry are eligible for a scholarship. All proceeds donated are used towards scholarships.
Each scholarship provides an opportunity to further the advancement of the building/home performance industry. Scholarship recipients from all sectors, with various barriers and in any stage of their careers, are awarded funding to assist in their participation at HPC’s educational events. Donors may designate contributions to support specific types of recipients (i.e., women, students, or attendees from a specific sector within the industry) to encourage diverse participation.
The memorial scholarship fund was established in 2004 as a tribute to the leaders in the building science and home performance field who have championed the “whole house” approach. HPC will award a limited number of scholarships to attend the following regional and national events: Applications were due March 2, 2018. Stay tuned to find out if you are a recipient.
Women Led Businesses - Full Scholarships to the 2018 National Conference & Business Consultations Available!
As a tribute to the women leaders in the building science and home performance field who have championed the “whole house” approach, HPC will award a limited number of scholarships for women to attend the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference. Click here for the application.
ADDITIONALLY, woman-led contracting business, with less than $2 million in annual revenues, have a chance to receive a 4 hour business consultation from OmStout Consulting. If you are interested in this opportunity, tell us in 250 words, how this experience would help your business. Click here for the application.
For questions regarding scholarships and to submit yours, email Robyn Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. Extended deadline: April 13, 2018
Testimonial: "In even just a few hours, Mike offered guidance and advice the helped me pinpoint key areas of my business to focus on. While I’ve had the chance to work with him over time on pricing, sales, and business processes to help my business grow and increase profits, I’d recommend even a short session with Mike to help you on your way.” —Amanda Godward, Owner, Ecotelligent Homes.
We Need Your Support
Support the HPC Memorial Scholarship Fund by sending your donation to:
Home Performance Coalition
Attention: Scholarship Fund
1187 Thorn Run Road Extension, Suite 340
Moon Township, PA 15108
Or call (800) 344-4866 to make a contribution via telephone.
- Honor or memorial gifts: Donate in honor or memory of a friend, colleague, or loved one or make a contribution to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or holiday
- Planned gifts: Include the scholarship fund as a beneficiary in your will
- Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC): Pennsylvania businesses click here to learn more about this educational tax credit
Here's what past scholarship recipients had to say about their experiences:
"I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to my FIRST HPC National Home Performance conference earlier this year (2017) in Nashville, TN ….. And what a conference it was! There was a wonderful selection of breakout sessions to attend, many vendor booths that allowed me to view new products and have a first hand conversation with knowledgeable sales reps. There were great networking opportunities at lunch and the receptions each evening, along with many industry leaders. I even attended a breakfast with a great group of women “Women in Home Performance”. It was time well spent and I walked away with more knowledge and confidence for sure. The convention center was amazing, and HPC was front and center with great execution of the event. There is no doubt that this experience will help my business grow and help me grow as an employer and biz owner. I am very grateful for the opportunity. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to increase their knowledge in this industry.
As an added bonus I received a free professional photo at the photo booth, and won a free registration to next year’s conference in Philly from E4The Future! Thank you again for the chance to attend this great conference!"
"At the (2017 national) conference, I had the opportunity to meet energy professionals from all over the USA, including Saipan! It was interesting to learn how various DOE weatherization organizations operate throughout the USA. My intent when applying for the scholarship was to hopefully make professional connections throughout the USA and to find encouragement in moving forward in the energy industry given the current political climate. The industry leaders I met sparked positivity for our industry. I walked away from the conference with the words "the people of the United States have already bought into energy efficiency, regardless of the current political climate". In addition to the professional aspects of the conference, I walked away with a few new friends in this industry which I have Chris from HPC to thank. When I lost my phone at the conference, he walked every hallway and also the cocktail party with me to help me find my phone. During the search, he introduced me to some really great people which lead a couple of really fun nights of the local Nashville experience."
"I am extremely grateful to have received a scholarship for the 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference in Austin, Texas. The diverse class selection allowed me learn about the latest in weatherization policy and practices across a wide array of home performance topics. I enjoyed the many networking opportunities at the conference; there is nothing better than discussing weatherization with like-minded peers. I definitely came away from the 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference with new ideas to try out and some new friends."
“I just returned from the ACI conference (Austin, 2016) and wish to thank those that made it possible for me to attend. It was a fantastic learning, growing and connecting opportunity that was very meaningful to my work.”
"I wanted to thank the ACI organization again so much for letting me attend ACI's 2012 Annual Leadership Summit and National Home Performance Conference in Baltimore in March. There were so many choices, so many experts, so many excellent presentations, so much useful information that my only problem was deciding which to attend."
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank your organization for sponsoring my scholarship. As a woman-owned company, I was able to gain so much insight into the business."
“The Home Performance Coalition scholarship I received brought me to Austin, Texas to one of the best professional experiences I have ever had. The conference was enlightening, informative and a lot of fun."
"To be surrounded by a room of believers - those who dedicate their businesses and programs in combating the issues of health and safety, comfort and energy inefficiency in homes, was much like being in a utopic world. The Home Performance Contractor Scholarship afforded me the opportunity to be surrounded by difference makers, carbon emission reducers and forward thinkers. I will forever be grateful for the amount of resources, peer group discussions and mentorships I received during and post conference. Not to mention Continuing Education Units! I hope to see old and meet new friends at the next conference."