Chartered in 1965 under the leadership of the late Joseph Fraser Jr., the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association is a not-for-profit professional trade association made up of over 500 Members within Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper Counties that represent, promote and support excellence in the home building industry through education, community service and environmental stewardship. Call HBA Staff today or visit our online membership directory to help with your next home project.
The HBA administers the Association's charitable 501c3 organization. The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Education Foundation. The foundation raises funds each year through contributions made by Association members as well as others within the community.
Our mission is to fund and sustain an endowment, which provides continuing education scholarships to high school graduates of the Lowcountry for their academic performance, demonstrated leadership, financial need, and commitment to community.
As tuition costs rise we are faced with the challenge of not only increasing the amount of the scholarships we award, but also the number of recipients who receive them.
2022 has marked another HUGE accomplishment for our committee, which is made up of 21 members & HBA Staff. Since 1992, when the association awarded its first official scholarships, we have raised our efforts 300% from 5 scholarships at $1500 each to 15 at $2,500 each. Our association has given away nearly$500,000 on behalf of our Education Foundation.
We received over 40 applications this year from 15 different area high schools spanning all 3 counties we represent. It is without question that the task of narrowing that number down to just 15 recipients was NO easy feat.
Education Foundation scholarships are awarded to applicants who meet the following criteria:
Feel inspired to get more involved? Contact HBA staff to join the Education Foundation Committee. Business owners may donate items for silent auctions at HBA events like the Annual Oyster Roast, Holiday Hoedown and Builder Cup Golf Tournament. Business and private donors can also contribute monetarily throughout the year. Donations made to the foundation are tax deductible and can be attributed to Federal Tax Identification Number 20-4679484. Visit our website: www.education.hhahba.com and our Facebook page @homebuilderseducationfoundation for more information on how to get involved.