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Unlock Your Potential with RCI-IIBEC Foundation Scholarships

The RCI-IIBEC Foundation is proud to support the next generation of professionals in the building enclosure industry through our comprehensive scholarship programs. With a commitment to advancing education and fostering new talent, we have established two significant scholarships aimed at college, university, and trade school students across the US and Canada.



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Robert W. Lyons Scholarship

  • Named in honor of the esteemed founder of RCI, Inc. (now IIBEC), the Robert W. Lyons Scholarship celebrates his legacy of industry advancement and community building. This scholarship is designed for undergraduate students pursuing studies in engineering, architecture, or construction sciences.
    • Award: $5,000 each for four deserving students annually
    • Eligibility: Needs-based for undergraduate students
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RCI Lewis W. Newland Scholarship

  • In memory of Lewis W. Newland, a dedicated supporter and member of the foundation, this scholarship underscores his commitment to education within the building enclosure field. It’s aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating financial need and a passion for the field.
    • Award: $2,500 each for four deserving students annually
    • Eligibility: Needs-based for undergraduate and graduate students

Joe Hale Student Sponsorship Fund

Since 2012, the Foundation has supported sending 352 college students to the IIBEC Annual International Convention and Trade Show as well as the Building Enclosure Symposium. This scholarship provides a travel stipend, hotel, meal stipend, convention registration and a complimentary one-year membership to IIBEC. Average cost is $2,305 per student. This fund previously was called the Student Convention Fund but was renamed in 2021 to honor Joe Hale and allow the Foundation to send students to other IIBEC educational programs.

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Our Impact

Since the inception of these programs, we’ve awarded over $175,000 in scholarships to more than 50 students, empowering them to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our scholarships not only provide financial support but also recognize the hard work, dedication, and potential of future industry leaders.

Join Our Legacy

Are you studying architecture, engineering, or construction sciences and passionate about making a difference in the building enclosure industry? If so, we encourage you to apply for one of our scholarships. Your journey towards becoming a leader in the field starts here.

For more details on eligibility, application processes, and deadlines, please visit the links provided above. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a community dedicated to excellence and innovation in the building enclosure industry.