Nicholas John Graziose resident of Ontario NY, and one of 18 winners, has been chosen to receive the 2016 William Morehouse Scholarship. This will be the third year Graziose is receiving this award. 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. Graziose is currently a sophomore at the State University of New York at Alfred studying Architectural Technology and aspires becoming an architect and work for the family home building business. The Rochester Home Builders Association is proud to match the scholarship fund for Nicholas. 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.