Schools and Community Information

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Anderson County’s previously agricultural community has blossomed into a bustling manufacturing economy in South Carolina. Today, the farm lands and industrial plants work side-by-side to provide a welcoming environment for visitors and residents alike. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills and Lake Hartwell, Anderson is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and anyone looking for an all-American city.

Anderson has no shortage of spots that make it unique.

 

Anderson University

Ranked one of the best regional universities in the South by both US News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Anderson University is a beautiful campus located in the heart of Anderson, S.C.  At the center of its academic approach is an uncompromising commitment to preparing graduates for success in a career of their choice as well as in family, community, work and church.

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Lake Hartwell

The perfect destination for water lovers, Lake Hartwell has an abundance of public beaches and picnic spots. For those that want to get out on the water, there are several boat launch ramps as well as options to rent boats through one of the boat rental companies surrounding the lake.

 

Wren Park, Anderson, South Carolina

 

Wren Park

Perfect for families, the Carolina Wren Park is a hub for community events. With a splash pad in the summer and an ice rink in the winter, this park has activities all year round for both children and adults.

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Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center

The Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center offers a variety of public facilities and hosts sporting events, concerts, conferences, trade shows, and more.

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Clemson University

Just a short drive from Anderson, Clemson University proudly holds three national championship victories in football, the most recent two being in 2016 and 2019. More than athletics, Clemson University is an award-winning national university with highly-respected academic programs.

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The Home Builders Association of Anderson is dedicated to serving the Anderson community – both professionally and through giving of our time and resources. We have a passion for giving back to the community and, in return, the community has given back to us two-fold. We wouldn’t be the same without the people and businesses that make up Anderson County, and we want to show our support by helping grow the local industry.

In the Spotlight

We are proud to have recently completed a project for Safe Harbor, a local, non-profit organization that offers services to victims of domestic violence and their children. Together, a group of our home builder members helped Safe Harbor construct a new storage shed. A huge thank you to our members who generously donated their time and resources to this project, including Donald Kinley, Joey Carter, John Bargiol Painting Service, D & H Development, N.J. Satterfield Custom Homes, Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority, and Central Electrical Services, Inc. 

HBA Anderson Scholarship Program

2020 Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 1, 2020 (No Exceptions)

The purpose of the HBA of Anderson Scholarship is to provide for the educational needs of deserving students pursuing an education in the Building and Construction Science industry. HBA of Anderson’s goal for this scholarship is to highlight the commitment and generosity of the building industry and enhance the quality of life for all student residents in Anderson County, South Carolina. 

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual, nominated by application, who demonstrates academic excellence, financial need and the pursuit of a completed education in the field of the Building and Construction Science industry from a public college or university in the United States. 

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating high school senior accepted by or currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, junior, technical, or four-year college/university in a program related to the Building and Construction Science industry.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident with a permanent U.S. resident ID card or current passport.
  • Must be a resident or immediate family member of a resident of Anderson County, South Carolina.
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale.
  • Applicant must agree to a personal interview with the selection committee upon completion of the application review process.

Scholarship applicants must submit the following items:

  • Letter of application (typed, double-spaced) addressed to the Home Builders Association of Anderson Scholarship Committee stating their intent to apply for the scholarship.
  • Completed application – typed or written legibly. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Letter of acceptance from the institution of higher education signed by the President and the Director of Services of Learning from the institution.
  • Applicant and their parent or legal guardian must sign the completed application form.
  • A copy of their most recent transcript with cumulative grade point average and class rank.
  • A 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced) stating the applicant’s future aspirations in the Building and Construction industry.
  • Four (4) character references in the form of a letter of recommendation.
    • Two (2) from high school teachers, college instructors or college professors.
    • Two (2) from leaders of the community or civic organizations.

Additional Information

Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Applications may be mailed, emailed or delivered in person. If mailed, please send by certified mail. If emailed, the original copies must be sent by certified mail and received by the deadline of March 1st. 

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Home Builders Association of Anderson Scholarship Selection Committee, with final approval by the Board of Directors. 

Scholarship funds will be issued directly to the recipient, in the name of the recipient and the institution of higher education. The scholarship funds may not be used to pay back college loans of any kind. 

The award will be presented directly to the recipient and a representative of the institution of higher education at a Home Builders Association of Anderson event. The recipient and representative will be notified of the presentation schedule and must be present to accept the award (unless in a dire emergency situation).

Any questions regarding the Home Builders Association Scholarship Program should be addressed to:

Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee
Home Builders Association of Anderson
1924 McConnell Springs Road
Anderson, SC 29621

Mail or deliver to:

Home Builders Association of Anderson
1924 McConnell Springs Road
Anderson, SC 29621

Email: 
Attn: Scholarship Selection Committee
hbaasc@gmail.com