BIA CARES, the charitable foundation of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County, awards scholarships to high school, college and trade school students who are seeking a career in the building industry. Students, must be full time, from San Diego County or going to school in San Diego and be pursuing a career such as a developer, contractor, architect, civil/structural/soils engineer, designer, interior designer, banker, accountant, land planner, landscape architect, framer, carpenter, plumber, electrician and other real estate and development related professions. Scholarships are based on qualifications including but not limited to academics, personal achievement and financial need.
The Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego exists to represent the many companies that plan, design and build the many places where San Diegans live, work and play. The BIA unites the industry and the broader business community around a common vision for the region and is respected and sought after as a partner for its expertise, perspective and influence. The BIA is pro-active and solution-oriented in identifying and addressing issues that impact community growth and development.