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Joseph Lipovits Memorial Homebuilders Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Oct 17, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 17, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school, trade school, or undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Home construction

Joseph Lipovits was born in Hungary where he learned the ‘Old World’ craftsmanship of making custom cabinets, doors and windows. When he moved to the United States in 1956, he continued bolstering his natural talents in craftsmanship through pursuing tradesmen certifications. He obtained his Carpenter's Apprenticeship from Max Hayes Vocational School in Cleveland, Ohio, and then became a member of the Carpenters Union. Together with his wife, Joe started more than one successful custom home-building and development business spanning almost 60 years up to present day. His homes, including his own, are both well-recognized and have an excellent reputation for being some of the best built homes on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio.

As many people struggle to find a home, creating more housing is essential. Today's students are the future and can bring their talents and innovative ideas to the home construction workforce. The goal of building a foundation of beautiful custom homes will create the opportunity for countless families to grow and have a positive impact on the community for generations to come.

This scholarship seeks to honor Joseph Lipovits by supporting students who are pursuing home construction-related industries.

Any high school, trade school, or undergraduate student who is pursuing home construction, land development, or a trade associated with the industry may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about yourself and your background, why you’re pursuing construction, and what home means to you.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published January 16, 2024
Essay Topic

Tell us a little about yourself and your background. What made you choose to pursue a career in construction? Finally, please tell us what a home means to you.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 17, 2024. Winners will be announced on Nov 17, 2024.