The Scholarship Committee awards two students the opportunity to participate in the Roundtable. Individuals eligible for the Scholarship are those in an undergraduate or graduate-level program studying real estate development, architecture, engineering or urban planning.
The NTBA Scholarship Program
The NTBA Scholarship Program was initiated in memory of David Scheuer upon his passing in August 2015 from ALS. He was a founding member of the NTBA and remained an active board member through his last Roundtable in the Spring of 2015. He believed in the NTBA as a way to share ideas by inviting new urban real estate development professionals from across the country to come together and study existing and emerging great mixed-use town centers. David enjoyed the camaraderie of the NTBA, the exchange of lessons, and was always excited to implement ideas in his own projects. David especially believed in education through experience and was committed to working to provide opportunities for those starting their careers to expand their horizons.
In 2017, a second scholarship was added to the program in honor of NTBA Board Member Ian Gillis who passed away in 2016. Ian enjoyed more than 35 years in the real estate industry, both in the United States and the United Kingdom, and co-founded Urban Community Partners in 2001 to focus on walkable, smart growth Traditional Neighborhood Design projects. Ian was passionate about “creating neighborhoods and communities with vision and tradition; enduring environments which will provide future generations with remarkable places in which to live.”
The NTBA is honored to offer these Scholarships as an opportunity for two students to experience a new place, meet leaders in the field, and adapt the lessons into his/her own future.
The recipients of the NTBA Scholarships will attend an NTBA Roundtable as our guest and will be recognized as the recipients of this honor during the conference. The scholarship recipients will also be reimbursed for up to $400 in transportation costs and $400 in lodging/meal costs.
The NTBA Scholarship Fund
The NTBA believes that furthering the education of the next generation of town builders in the fundamentals we all hold so dear is the best way of honoring David’s and Ian’s years of dedicated work.
To contribute to the fund, please click here.
Past Scholarship Winners
Fall 2018: Matthew Petty and Thomas Dougherty
Spring 2018: Eddy Kalinda, Judson University, Recipient of the 2018 NTBA Spring Roundtable Ian McGillis Scholarship and Jania Washington, Auburn University, Recipient of the 2018 NTBA Spring Roundtable David Scheuer Scholarship
Fall 2017: Roman Munoz of Judson University and Matthew Obringer of the University of Cincinnati (Pictured Above)
Spring 2017: Ryan Faulkner and Kyle Lui
Fall 2016: Lucas Stegeman
Thank you for your interest in applying for the National Town Builders Association’s (NTBA) scholarship to attend a NTBA Roundtable. We look forward to reading your application. Applications for the 2018 Spring Roundtable are now closed. To apply for the 2018 Fall Roundtable, please respond to each question and submit your application, resume, and professor recommendation no later than midnight Wednesday, August 1st, 2018.
All Fields Required*