Applications for the 2016/2017 Lewis Cenker Scholarships are Now Being Accepted!
The Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization created in 1977 by HBAG to honor the late Lewis B. Cenker -an outstanding Georgian and a national industry leader. Scholarships are awarded to qualified students seeking a career directly related to the home building industry.
Deadline for applications is March 1, 2016. Visit the HBAG website or call the HBAG office at 404.763.2453 for more information regarding the scholarship and for copies of the contribution forms and scholarship application form.
The following have established special funds by making substantial contributions:
• Bill and Barbara Beazley Fund
• Jack Bowles Family Fund
•John H. Cowart Family Foundation, Inc. Fund
• Mark Herbert Family Fun
• Dan & Beverly Saye Fund
• John Wieland Fund
• RayM. WrightFund
It is not too late to make your tax deductible contribution to the fund. Call the HBAG office at 404.763.2453 for more information regarding the scholarship and for copies of the contribution forms and scholarship application form.
Lewis Cenker was an Atlanta builder and lawyer who served as President of NAHB (the National Association of Home Builders) in 1974. He is the only Georgian to have served in that position. He was a founding member of HBAG (the Home Builders Association of Georgia) in 1955. He was President of the Home Builders Association of Atlanta in 1960 and served as President of HBAG in 1969.
Awards will be made in an amount established by the Trustees of the Fund.
Funding is obtained by contributions from local home builders associations and individual members. Donations may be in the form of cash, bonds, stock, real estate, etc. Individual, family or company funds may be set up within the Lewis Cenker Scholarship Fund and will be designated as special funds. Special named and recognized funds require a minimum contribution of $35,000. This amount is set by the Trustees of the Fund. All local home builders associations are encouraged to make annual contributions to set up a special named fund. Donations may be made with the stipulation that they are for endowment purposes only, and they shall not be disbursed. Currently, 5% of the value of assets at year-end determines the amount of scholarship funds that will be disbursed in the following fiscal year. o