What is Build Billings?

This program is designed to benefit students that want to either enter the trades directly through apprenticeship programs, direct employment or plan to attend a two or four-year institution in construction management or related degree.  It is intended to provide financial opportunity for those students who do not necessarily excel in sports, academics or community service but rather those who are willing to go to work physically in the fields of construction.   These fields include but are not limited to plumbing, electrical, masonry, construction management and carpentry.  

How do I qualify?

Applicants must be a graduating senior from a Billings high school that has attended or been a part of an approved Career Center program.

Student must have a “C” average or better.


Student has to provide two recommendation letters from a class instructor, job site sub-contractor or a prospective employer.


Students must include the application and all sections must be completed in full.


Completed applications must be received on or before the specified date.

How do I apply?

Download the application here or pickup up at any Billings Hardware location.

Submit the application via email, drop off at any Billings Hardware location or turn the application in at the Career Center.


3175 Grand Avenue
906 Broadwater Avenue

3723 Central Avenue

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One winner every month will receive a $500 Tool Shopping Spree to be used at any Billings Hardware location. Winners will be selected monthly throughout the school year.