Now more than ever, we need people entering the skilled trades to assist with housing efforts.

To help build up our industry, BAGI is committed to enhancing career opportunities and addressing the labor shortage through educational initiatives, workforce training and our annual scholarship program.

The Richard Sapp, HF Tim Hines and Alan J. Goldsticker scholarships not only honor the founders and leaders of BAGI, but allow BAGI an opportunity to give back, encourage students who have chosen the building industry as their vocation and aid in their efforts of pursuing this career.


  • Awards are no less than $500 per school year.
  • Student must be at least a senior in high school, in good standing with their school, a legal resident of the state of Indiana and be enrolled in a construction technology program or a related construction field of study.
  • Past recipients are eligible.
  • Students are judged according to: academic achievement, prior work experience in construction field, faculty/employer recommendations and specific career objectives.

How can this help the building industry?
By providing students the opportunity to obtain skills and knowledge of the construction industry, we can help them secure meaningful employment, enjoy a successful career and enhance our industry!

Creating motivated, well-trained workers helps alleviate the labor shortages we face, which then helps improve home pricing, complete projects on time and boosts our economic growth.

We’re proud to invest in the future of our industry and look forward to helping many more young professionals create long-lasting, successful careers in homebuilding.

Know someone who would be interested?
2021 scholarships are open! Applications are due to BAGI by March 1, 2021. For more information on criteria and to download the application, click here.