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2017 Annual Owner Scholarship


 Instructions & Guidelines

​Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo Owner Scholarship Fund. The goal of the fund is to advance the awareness, understanding and use of design-build among as many owners/government agencies as possible, and assist agency personnel who may not otherwise be able to attend the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Therefore, please take note of the following prior to submitting your application: 
Owner Scholarship Guidelines & Eligibility
DBIA cannot guarantee that all requests will be awarded. For individuals receiving scholarships, please note the following: 
  • The travel stipend for transportation will be a fixed amount based upon the average reasonable transportation to the host conference city from within the contiguous United States as determined by DBIA.
  • Amounts awarded may vary based on the number of applications received and fund availability.
  • Applicants who have already paid registration fees will not be refunded.
  • Applicants need not be members of DBIA to qualify.
  • Applicants will be notified by September 11, 2017.
 Description of Funds:
  • Owner Education Fund:  Covers complimentary registration to the 2017 Design-Build Conference & Expo.
  • Owner Travel Fund:  Used to offset all or a portion of an individual's travel costs. Recipients may apply to have coach airfare and lodging for up to three nights covered.
Deadline: August 21, 2017 
Submission: Please complete the below application and hit "Save". You will then be redirected to a Thank You page acknowledging that your application was received. If you do not receive this confirmation please contact
Questions: If you have questions regarding the Owner Scholarship, please email Allison Leisner at

 Application Form


Applicant Company *

Applicant Name *

(First, Last, Credentials)

Applicant Job Title *

Address *

City, State, Zip *

Phone Number *

Email *

I am applying for: (check maximum of two) *

Please complete the following sentence: “If selected for a scholarship, I hope to leave the conference with a deeper understanding of design-build as it relates to”: *

Have you received a DBIA Scholarship in the past? *

If yes, what year and what event? *

How would you rank your personal experience level with design-build project delivery? *

How would you rank your agency's experience level with design-build project delivery? *

Please describe the greatest challenge your organization has faced in developing a successful capital project delivery program. *

Briefly describe your agency's project delivery history over the last three years. *

What is your agency's capital construction program budget for 2017? *


What percentage, if any, of the capital construction program is estimated to utilize design-build?* *

When using design-build, what type of procurement/selection process do you use? (please check all that apply) *

What additional resources could DBIA provide to assist you in being more effective in planning and executing design-build projects? *

Terms *

If selected as a scholarship recipient, you agree to: (a) Participate in the scheduled Owners' Forum on Wednesday, November 8, 2017; (b) Submit a written testimonial relative to your experience at the event within three days following the event. DBIA, at its discretion, may use such testimonial to promote future owner involvement and (c) Assist in moderating an education session if asked by DBIA Staff. Furthermore, I understand that DBIA may contact me from time to time for input on ways the organization can best support owners and that my contact information will be shared with my local Region/Chapter for future engagement.