Helping Our Community

Event proceeds equally benefit Humble Design and the Professional Women in Building Council of the HBA of SE Michigan Scholarship Fund


Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty house into a warm, welcoming and uplifting home with donated furniture and household goods.

Across the country, Humble Design warehouses are curated and stocked by design teams that personalize homes by providing a dignified, life changing experience for clients.


We believe in restoring dignity to every family that has suffered homelessness


We use donated household goods to transform empty, cold houses for the recently homeless, into warm, welcoming and uplifting homes, that lead to successful lives.

We aim to build a committed, creative network of individuals, community leaders, and corporations working toward creating stability for those affected by homelessness.


General Scholarship Information:

  • $1,000 Scholarship
  • Shall be used for educational purposes (tuition, room and board, books, etc.) and is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable.

Qualifications of the applicant:

  • Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicant must have been accepted by an approved institution of higher education or accredited institution for vocational training.

Obligations of the Scholarship Recipient:

  • Pursue a course of study that will qualify the applicant for a professional career in the building industry. Including but not limited to Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Carpentry, Masonry.
  • To enroll in and maintain a satisfactory GPA at an approved college, university or accredited institution for vocational training.
  • Conduct self in a manner that does not discredit the school, Professional Women in Building Council or building industry.

Applying for the scholarship:

  • Complete the application.
  • Write a brief statement/essay regarding your educational intentions and why you should receive the award – no more than 300 words.
  • Include written recommendations from two persons: 1) a teacher within the last two years and 2) an adult (non-relative) who can offer personal references on your behalf.
  • Include high school and college transcript with application.

Applications including all above items must be received no later than June 15, 2019
Race, creed or sex will not be factors in the selection of the recipient. Applicant’s written request for the scholarship will be reviewed by a panel of judges appointed by the Professional Women in Building Council. The judges will carefully check all the qualifications of the applicant in relation to personal references, recommendations and scholastic records. The judges may invite the applicant for a personal interview.