Financing your
education

The Building Industry Association is pleased to offer an affordable pathway to careers in the building industry through the programs at the Enzweiler Building Institute.

Our evening format allows students to work full time while attending school, which enables most students to afford our tuition out-of-pocket. Students can start their careers without the burden of financial aid.

Students are encouraged to consider the following alternatives that may be available to help pay for their schooling:

financial aid alternatives

Military Benefits

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky is approved institution for military benefits. To learn more about your specific eligibility, please contact Vicki Berling.

financial aid alternatives

Employer Support

Many employers offer tuition assistance. Many plans reimburse students based on their grade performance while other employers pay directly. Students are advised to talk to their supervisors or the human resources department to learn more.

financial aid alternatives

Payment Plans

Each year, tuition at the Enzweiler Building Institute is due on August 31. Students can save money by paying in full by August 31. Students who need to spread their payments over several months can opt for our payment plan with final payment due by December 31. To set up your payment plan, contact Vicki Berling.

financial aid alternatives

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (“KEES”)

We are pleased to announce that effective with the 2020-21 school year, KEES monies can be applied to programs at the Enzweiler Building Institute. Students will be informed about the process as soon as details are available from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

financial aid alternatives

Scholarships and Awards

Each year, we award a variety of scholarships to deserving students. Funding comes from our members and reflect their commitment to training in the skilled construction trades. Our Sales and Marketing Council is particularly committed to awarding annual scholarship. Several employers, such as Carter Lumber and Expert Irrigation, have stepped up to provide their own generous scholarship offers. Incoming and continuing students are encouraged to check this site each January for a list of available awards. Or contact Vicki Berling for more information.

2020-2021 Enzweiler

scholarship winners

Enzweiler Building Institute is pleased to announce its first scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. Star Building Materials and Division-4, Inc. have each funded a $500 scholarship for incoming masonry students. Stay tuned for more information or reach out to Vicki Berling for details about how to apply.

The following awards have been made for the 2020-21 School Year:

  • The Sam Hoppius Electric Scholarship: This full-tuition scholarship, funded by SH Electric in honor of Sam Hoppius, a 2020 Enzweiler Electric Graduate and the 2019 Student of the Year, was awarded to Bryson Scudder.
  • BIA-NKY Sales and Marketing Scholarships: Two $500 scholarships were funded by the Sales and Marketing Council at BIA-NKY. Continuing Electric Student Cody Vogelpohl was selected for one while incoming Welding Student Brycen Stephan received the other. Congratulations to both!
  • Expert Irrigation Scholarships: Karen Ely accepted a full-tuition scholarship from Expert Irrigation and entered our carpentry program this fall. Second-year Welding Student Brian Tobertge accepted a continuing full-tuition scholarship from Expert Irrigation. Both Karen and Brian are employed full-time at Expert Irrigation as part of their packages.
  • Kentucky Master Contractor Association: Highland High School graduate Conner Rust received a $1,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Master Contractor Association and entered our accelerated HVAC program this fall.
  • Bellevue High School Alumni Association: For the second year, Bellevue High School alum Joseph Sparks received a $1,000 scholarship from the Alumni Association. Joseph is a second-year electric student.

Scholarships are an ideal way to attract and retain talented workers to your organizations. Contact Enzweiler to establish a scholarship in your company’s name.

Excellence Awards

The Enzweiler Building Institute also believes in celebrating excellence. Closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic postponed our 2019-20 Excellence Awards, but we fully anticipate resuming the awards in the 2020-21 school year. In the meantime, we continue to applaud those who received the following awards in the 2018-19 school year:

outstanding student
of the year

Sam Hoppius

Third-year electric student Sam Hoppius was selected as the “Outstanding Student of the Year” for the evening adult program, based on his excellence in the classroom and his passion for the field of electric.

instructor of the year

Tony Hoekstra

HVAC Instructor Tony Hoekstra was named “Instructor of the Year.” Tony has been teaching in the program for more than 10 years and is known for his creativity in the classroom.

The following students in the high school “Introduction to the Skilled Construction Trades” Program were honored in May 2019:

outstanding juniors

Adam Hicks and Blake Wolfzorn

Adam Hicks of Boone County High School and Blake Wolfzorn of Ryle High School were named as the outstanding juniors. Both will be pursuing co-op opportunities in their senior year to further their education in the building industry.

outstanding seniors

Branden Wright and Chase Suttles

Branden Wright, who graduated from Boone County High School, and Chase Suttles, who graduated from Dixie High School, were selected as the outstanding seniors. Both intend to enroll in the carpentry program this fall.

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