Funded by Austin NARI Workforce Development Foundation

The Clarence Guerrero Memorial Scholarship Award

2023 Winner

Claire Suong of Vandegrift High School received the 2023 The Clarence Guerrero Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of $5000 through the Austin Chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) Workforce Development Foundation (WDF).

Award History

Established November 2021 by the Austin chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Workforce Development Foundation (WDF), the Clarence Guerrero Award commemorates the appreciation for his achievements in Austin’s building industry. The first annual Scholarship Award was granted in June 2022. The scholarship for 2024 will be granted to a student in the Leander Independent School District; subsequent scholarships will be granted based on the criteria listed below.

The Purpose of the Scholarship

The Scholarship’s purpose is to recognize one outstanding graduating high school senior each year whose actions have emulated the qualities that Clarence demonstrated in his career. It is explicitly dedicated to those individuals intending to pursue a path in the construction industry and building trades.

About the Foundation

Granted 501(c) (3) status in 2018, the Austin NARI Workforce Development Foundation engages in educational programs and activities for the benefit and enlightenment of the public with respect to home improvement and remodeling. In pursuing these objectives, the Foundation creates scholarships and similar grants to assist in the professional training of individuals entering the remodeling field.

Our intent is to create a constant supply of qualified individuals who will pursue remodeling as a career and to serve as a vehicle to increase career opportunities in the home improvement and remodeling industries for future generations.

Scholarship Amount

Scholarships of $5,000 to be used at an eligible accredited, not-for-profit institution in Texas when taking at least six credit hours during a semester toward a 2- or 4-year degree. If selected, the recipient’s class schedule or other proof of enrollment that includes a student ID number will be required to confirm funds. Funds will be sent directly to the college, university, or vocational school. Funds are disbursed in August if all required paperwork has been received. The total amount of the funds will be available for disbursement over the course of two years to the same institution provided the student is enrolled in consecutive semesters. If the scholarship amount exceeds the tuition costs after two years, the additional monies will revert to the scholarship fund.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be a United States Citizen residing in greater Austin area, including the following counties: Travis, Williamson, and Burnet.
  • Student must successfully complete high school.
  • Student must be enrolled in an institution in central Texas in one of the following eligible programs: Architecture, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Construction Science, Electrical, HVAC, Interior Design, Landscaping, Masonry, Plumbing, or Welding.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate work ethic, motivation, dedication, follow through, and creativity in their application.

How to Apply

Fill out the application form (download version, online version) completely and submit with the required documents.

Email the files:

Mail the documents to be received no later than May 10, 2024:

Austin NARI Workforce Development Foundation
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
PO. Box 9964
Austin, TX 78766


Fully completed applications and required attachments must be received at the Austin NARI Workforce Development Scholarship office by May 10, 2024.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing all applications. May Clarence Guerrero’s commitment to hard work, integrity, honesty, and commitment to his family, associates, and clients inspire us all.