Student Scholarship Essay Contest


The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), in partnership with the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association (VBCOA), and the Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association (VPMIA) are sponsoring a student scholarship essay contest of up to $2000 to highlight Building Code Safety Month. This year’s theme is Building Codes Save Lives and we are seeking a 1000-word or less essay that illustrates how building codes impact the student’s individual and community safety. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 6, 2018 and the scholarship recipients will be announced on May 25, 2018.  Please click here for scholarship contest rules, criteria, essay prompt, and award information.