SBSE Open Conference Travel Scholarship for SBSE Student Members

The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is pleased to announce that it can provide ONE scholarship to a qualified student to help defray the cost of attending any building science related conference—to be held between September 2018 and June 2019. The scholarship will provide $700 from SBSE to assist in meeting the costs of participating in the conference.

This scholarship is offered to provide support for students who are interested in building science design and research. Conference participation is an excellent way to improve one’s knowledge of developing issues in building science research and practice. Funds will be provided to scholarship recipients at or after the conference based on proof of expenses; they cannot be advanced prior to participation. Funds may be used to defray any aspect of conference attendance (lodging, meals, transportation, registration). Late applications will not be considered.

Applications for this scholarships will be evaluated with the following criteria in mind:

  1. Applicants must have a current SBSE Membership. Not a member? Students can join for $15 a year. Memberships are free for citizens of developing countries.
  2. Applicants must be a junior, senior, or graduate student who will be enrolled in a building science related academic architecture, engineering, or construction program at the time of the conference.
  3. The applicant makes a convincing case that their knowledge of building science topics will be advanced through their participation in the conference. 
  4. The selection process will favor those with previous exposure to building science education, seek geographic and gender diversity among applicants, and encourage diverse representation among academic institutions—assuming other selection criteria have been successfully addressed.

Those accepting an offer of a scholarship will—by the act of acceptance—commit to full conference participation.

Reminder: the intent of this scholarship program is to provide support for students interested in building sciences who have limited institutional resources at their disposal. The program is not targeted at faculty or design professionals who are gainfully employed. Late applications will not be considered.


How to Apply

Please visit the following form to submit your application:

   Scholarship Application Form

Application deadline: 
October 31, 2018

Notification of scholarship recipients: 
Decision anticipated by November 30, 2018

Late applications will not be accepted.


Scholarship Coordinator (inquiries only):
Jonathan Bean (