• Welcome to NARI of Greater Charlotte!

    National Association of the Remodeling Industry

    Trade Association for quality remodelers and adjacent trades. Resource for homeowners seeking ethical remodelers.

    Philanthropic outreach to the Charlotte community.


  • Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2022

    Application Review and Board Approval: June 2022

    Announcement for Scholarship Recipients:  June 23rd, 2022 (Dinner Meeting)


    2022 Scholarship Application

    2022 General Scholarship Program

    2022 Industry Scholarship Program


    Jim Harkey Memorial Fund is the philanthropic arm of NARI Charlotte, in memory of one of our early leaders, and consistent with his commitment to those in need. In addition to providing assistance to NARI families in need, we support local non-profits and local chapters of national organizations. We also offer industry and general scholarships to NARI members and family. In 2018 , 2019, 2020 and 2021 we granted 4 scholarships in each year. These scholarships are designed for NARI of Greater Charlotte members and their children, to provide partial funding to high school students or industry professionals wanting to advance their education at a technical trade school or two or four-year nationally accredited college. Scholarship funds will be distributed per semester and can only be used for tuition, and books. To apply for this yearly scholarship, students are to complete the required forms and provide the materials to the NARI Jim Harkey executive board no later than one (1) semester before the semester they are requesting funding. The Board of Directors of the NARI Jim Harkey Memorial Inc. may also elect to provide scholarship grants to local community and vocational schools.



    • Must have a high school diploma with at least an overall weighted 2.6 academic GPA or GED
    • Must formally apply when a candidate at a technical trade school; two or four year nationally accredited college or university
    • Currently enrolled students must maintain an academic 2.6 GPA post-secondary overall while attending all programs
    • Full-time students in the reapplication process must reapply yearly and be enrolled in full-time classes during the reapplication process
    • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, or immediate supervisor, is required to accompany the application. The letter must state why the student should be considered as a candidate for the NARI Jim Harkey Scholarship program
    • An essay (minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 500 words) describing why the student should be considered as a recipient of the NARI scholarship
    • Applications for the scholarship are available beginning April 28th. All applications are due on June 3rd and should be emailed to Mara Esser at director@naricharlotte.com.‚Äč

    All applications are reviewed and selected by the selection committee in June. All decisions by the selection committee are final and the Board of Directors of NARI Jim Harkey Memorial Inc. approves all scholarships. Scholarship awards are announced and disseminated at the June 23rd meeting. Students who receive this scholarship are required to attend the June 23rd meeting to receive their scholarship certificate and are required to send grade reports to the chapter every semester documenting their academic progress. Funds will made payable directly to the institution.


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