Up Together Fund

Did you participate in BUILD for at least one year? If so, you are qualified to receive $300 in funds through the UpTogether Grant.

To request the grant, email Cindy Pineda at cpineda@build.org with your name and region. 

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr (SMK) Scholarship

The Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Esq. Scholarship was created to honor Suzanne, BUILD’s Founder and CEO for almost two decades. The award grants between $1,000 and $3,000 each year for up to three high school seniors who embody the traits Suzanne brought to her work with BUILD.

  • Award Amount: between $1000 and $3000 each year

  • Number of Scholarships Awarded: up to 3

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students must have been in BUILD for all four years of our four-year program

  • Students may be two-or-four-year college-bound (HS Senior planning to attend an accredited two-or-four-year institution)

  • Application coming in January 2023.

  • Up to three finalists will be selected and invited to interview with a selection committee, which includes Ms. Suzanne McKechnie Klahr.

  • The scholarship winner will be announced by April 1st, 2023.

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 SMK Scholars!

BUILD Emergency Relief Fund

Any BUILD student who meets the criteria can apply for emergency relief funds, up to $2,000/year while enrolled in college, for unforeseen expenses e.g. closing gaps in financial aid, books for school, emergency travel, and other real-life needs.

  • Award Amount: up to $2000

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students must have been in BUILD for 2-3 years of our four-year program

  • Students must be matriculated at an accredited two-or-four-year institution

  • Application coming in January 2023.

  • Within 2-4 days, BUILD staff will contact you with next steps in the application process

Region-Specific Scholarships
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1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right


- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

Follow positioning format Above

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