Scholarships are awarded by the Tennessee Housing Association (THA), as an honor to the late Stan Plumlee, and have recently been re-designed to assist individuals who have the desire to pursue education and employment in the technical trades and labor fields, after graduation.
A recent economic report cited, ‘The skilled labor shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. economy, with 650,000 open jobs in the construction industry alone.”
In years past, the construction industry has had very few individuals apply for educational assistance, whose intent was to attend a trade or technical school/program. We value these students/individuals, and understand they need to be appreciated for their specific talents.
Education on any level is important, and qualified trades and labor workers are a vital foundation of our industry’s existence, and to our continued success.
As educational providers and business leaders, we need to ensure interested students/individuals are appropriately introduced to trade-related positions and appreciate the income potential and lifestyle advantages skilled trade careers can provide.
This year, the Stan and Thelma Plumlee Scholarship fund is offering up to four (4) scholarship awards in the amount of $2,000 each, for selected recipients who intend to pursue educational training in trades and labor fields.
The student/individual must attend a Tennessee trade/technical school, college, or university. See the linked resources for more specifics.
The deadline to receive completed applications is 4:00 pm, March 8, 2023. The selected trades/technical recipient(s) will be notified in April 2023.
To qualify, a recipient must be associated with the manufactured or modular housing industry in some way.
Individuals see linked files further below for qualification requirements and an application!