This year Housing First Minnesota and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation, one of Project Build Minnesota’s sponsors, are honored to award $16,000 in scholarships to many deserving recipients to help further their education and career goals within the residential home building industry. These students are pursuing their way into our industry, and showing how bright and promising the future is for home construction.
The first recipient is Emmett Bartyzal, Minnesota State University – Mankato, Construction Management major. As a five-year old, Emmett and his brothers would build tree forts, imitating the work they saw being done on their new home being built. But it was when he took a construction trades class in high school that he got the chance to experience the thrill of building. “I am very passionate about construction and will continue that drive.” He hopes to own and operate his own construction business by the time he’s 28 years old.