The House Method Commitment to Our Homes Scholarship

While the team here at House Method normally covers home maintenance topics in pursuit of helping you find the best home warranty or reviewing lawn care services, something that really excites us is helping homeowners improve not just their homes, but their lives.  So, we’re pleased to announce that House Method will award a $1,000 scholarship to a student committed to improving the way we live in our homes.

The deadline for scholarship applications is October 15, 2020.

Photo by Sylvia Yang

Who qualifies?

Any student enrolled in a post-secondary associate, four-year, or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

How to apply for the Commitment to Our Homes Scholarship

  1. Submit an essay no longer than 1,000 words that answers the question: How do you hope to improve the way people live in their homes? 
  2. Submit a completed scholarship application form.

Note: Applicants must use a school or university email and provide proof of enrollment. All materials should be sent in a single PDF to by 11:59 pm on October, 15, 2020.

How a winner is chosen

One scholarship will be awarded each year to a post-secondary student who demonstrates a commitment to bettering our lives at home. Scholarship winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Writing ability
  • Creativity of proposed contribution to the home
  • Demonstrated commitment to contribution
  • Overall excellence

Full scholarship rules

Past Scholarship Winners

2019 – Cheri’ Ben-Iesau

Cheri’ Ben-Iesau is an artist, a U.S. veteran, and a California Native whose parents are both artists—a trait Cheri inherited. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard and now, in a complete shift of careers, is pursuing a degree at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana, that will allow her to express her creativity in a big way, while also helping shape her community.
College is expensive and the debt can be discouraging. It can be a barrier to seeking education in the first place, or a burden a graduate may carry for years. This scholarship will help me to graduate as close to debt-free as possible, freeing me up to focus on my education rather than my finances.  I am most grateful to House Method for the help you have given me and for the contribution to furthering education for all the people who have benefited from your generosity.

2018 – Margarita Ku

Margarita Ku is a second-year architecture major at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO). She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, attending public schools from grades K–12, and participating in the Oakland Technical High School Engineering Academy, which sparked her interest in architecture. After graduating in 2021, she plans to return to the Bay area to pursue a career in residential architecture, focusing on sustainability and affordability.