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In support of the local community and construction industry, SVABO proudly offers educational and career growth opportunities through its scholarship platform each year. To accomplish this outreach goal, a team of SVABO members, including a Board appointed scholarship committee chair, is assembled annually. The committee’s mission is to evaluate applications, select and award two scholarship recipients each year.

Bob Stoddard Scholarship

Beginning in 2007, the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO) offers the Bob Stoddard Scholarship in memory of Bob Stoddard a long time member the SVABO. Bob was devoted to the work of quality codes and uniform enforcement and was a supporter of educational programs for persons pursuing a career in building code enforcement. Eligibility is limited to members of the SVABO who are enrolled or enrolling in a Building Inspection Technology program offered by a college, trade school or other educational institution within the SVABO service area. Awards are limited to $1,000 maximum per person. The application period begins on August 1 and concludes at midnight September 30. Applications are available on this web site during the application period. Membership information is available on this web site.

2018 Bob Stoddard Scholarship Application will be available August of 2018.

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Jack Atkins Scholarship

SVABO Jack Atkins Scholarship, established in the memory of John “Jack” Atkins, a long-time member and past President of the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO). Jack was a firm believer in the value of education for everyone, and that learning should have no limits. In this spirit, SVABO is offering scholarships for education pursuits to members of SVABO and their immediate family members.

Eligibility for a SVABO Jack Atkins Scholarship is limited to members of SVABO, an immediate family member of a SVABO member, or a letter of sponsorship may be submitted on behalf of the applicant by a current SVABO member. Immediate family is defined as the member’s husband, wife, or children under the age of 30.

The scholarship must be for attendance at a college, trade school, or other institution of learning with an academic course, certification program, trade or technical course or other education program.

The Scholarship Committee can award up to $1,000 to the scholarship recipient. Awards will not exceed $1,000 to any one individual in any single year and the funds must be used within the twelve-month period commencing on June 1 following the award. All award checks will be made out jointly to the grantee and the school or agency sponsoring the educational course, and may only be used for a course of study and its materials, and not for travel, lodging or food.

Persons awarded a scholarship must agree to the use of their name and some of the general information regarding their educational goal as stated in the required application for purposes of announcing the award and promotion of the SVABO Jack Atkins Scholarship.

All awards are made at the sole discretion of the SVABO Scholarship Committee. Award information will not be given over the telephone.

2019 Jack Atkins Scholarship Application will be available April of 2019.

View Jack Atkins Scholarship Awards