2021-2022 Scholarship Applications NOW AVAILBLE!

Applications Due: Friday, May 7, 2021 5:00 p.m.


The Joan M. Vande Castle Scholarship Fund was developed in 2016 to honor the Home Builders Association of Fond du Lac & Dodge Counties Executive Officer of 30 years, Joan M. Vande Castle.  Joan made it her passion and dedicated her life to growing our Association. She and her husband, John (deceased), offered their home as the office and board room bringing those in the industry together for many years. Later, Joan led the members in the construction of the Rolling Meadows Drive building where the Association currently resides. Joan received numerous awards during her tenure, as she lead a nationwide and statewide Executive Officer's Council.  Our Association would not be where it is today had it not been for Joan. The Joan M. Vande Castle Scholarship was created to honor her for all of her efforts and achievements as our Executive Officer.   


The David G. Cook Scholarship was founded by David and Kathy Cook to promote the building industry in which they were successfully involved for 50 years. In 2017, David, who was a longtime member, past president and honorary lifetime member of the Eastern Ridge Home Builders Association, developed an illness which was later determined to be a terminal brain tumor. In honor of his involvement in the Association and love for the outdoors, Dave and Kathy introduced the idea to the HBA Scholarship Committee that the current Association clay shoot be re-designated with the commitment to raise funds for scholarships relating to education in the building trades industry. THe idea has been met with great success and resulted in the creation of the "David G. Cook Shooting for Scholarships" clay shoot and scholarship fund.