BUILD Scholarship Program
The BUILD Scholarship Program is generously supported by the Abbey Scholarship Program and the Heilman Scholarship Fund to benefit BUILD participants in their educational pursuits.
The Abbey Family envisioned a fund to allow youth to pursue their dreams of postsecondary education and to bring the “mainstream dream” of college and career within reach of BUILD participants. The Abbey Scholarship Program increases accessibility to upward mobility through education and careers traditionally unavailable to underserved student populations in BUILD's target communities.
Scholarships are awarded for $2,500 - $10,000.
The Heilman Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Eleanor and John Heilman by their children, grandchildren, and other generous donors, to give youth at BUILD an opportunity to pursue their dreams of education and career training. As a Juvenile Court Justice in Dutchess County, New York, Judge Heilman ensured that all youth were treated fairly and allowed to succeed. As an ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, and later a volunteer in community youth organizations, Mrs. Heilman worked to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages. For 60 years, Eleanor and John Heilman committed their lives to improving the lives of others. The Heilman Fund is awarded to provide the final dollars needed for recipients to enroll and participate in accredited secondary schools, academic enrichment programs, and colleges.
Scholarships are awarded for $1.00 - $2,500.
BUILD Caerus Foundation Promise Scholars
The Promise Scholar Program is a scholarship program designed to support promising first‐generation college students to achieve post-secondary educational endeavors. Scholars are equipped with the tools and the skills to graduate from college and develop essential career-readiness skills for gainful employment and graduate school opportunities post-graduation.
Each cohort of Promise Scholars is awarded scholarship funds in the total amount of up to $26,667 per scholar, but not to exceed $10,000 per academic year, for up to six years of undergraduate studies.