Ontario resident wins scholarship award

Nicholas John Graziose, a resident of Ontario NY and one of eight winners, has been chosen to receive the 2015 William Morehouse Scholarship. Graziose is a second-time winner, having won the William Morehouse Scholarship in 2014. The William Morehouse Scholarship awards money to qualified students in New York State pursuing a one, two or four year college program in residential construction or an industry-related field. NYSBA REF sponsors the scholarship program with matching funds provided by New York state local home builder associations or individual sponsors. Scholarship funding assists student award recipients with their building industry-related educational expenses.“Nick is a hard-working and organized individual who has excellent time-management skills. His grandfather and uncle have played a part in influencing his future career aspirations,” says Fred “Rick” Herman, executive director of the Rochester Home Builders Association. Graziose is currently enrolled in the architectural program at Alfred State University.The New York State Builders Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF) was formed in 1999 and is the pre-eminent philanthropic foundation of the New York State Builders Association. The NYSBA REF is dedicated to advancing the housing industry through research and education by providing scholarships, research grants and other educational programming to further the professionalism of the housing industry.For information on student scholarship eligibility and how to apply, please contact Juli Turner at 518-465-2492 ext 110 or email at: jturner@nysba.com

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