University of Notre Dame
Through the Pulte Institute for Global Development, the Integration Lab (iLab), the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), and a variety of scholarships, the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation has combined forces with the University of Notre Dame in an effort to address global poverty and inequality through policy, practice and partnership.
Our Pulte Scholars are students and apprentices who emulate the entrepreneurial and giving spirit of Bill Pulte. The Foundation currently supports scholarships at the University of Notre Dame, Ferris State University, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Southeast Michigan Construction Academy, Industrial Arts Institute, and Mackinac Island Public Schools.
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Academy of the Sacred Heart (ASH) is part of an international community of more than 150 schools committed to forming global citizens. With 200 years of experience to draw upon, Sacred Heart educators build on best practices to design intentional, individual experiences to challenge each student. The Foundation has partnered with ASH to provide full scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial need.
Ferris State University
As Bill recognized during his lifetime, Ferris State University recognizes the importance of a skilled and responsive workforce to assure quality and value in home construction today. The Foundation established the William J. Pulte Construction Practices Lab and the William J. Pulte Construction Scholarship to help ensure Ferris State can continue developing leaders in the construction industry.
Industrial Arts Institute
The Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), located in Onaway, Michigan, is a non-profit organization that specializes in building the professional trades workforce. IAI’s Comprehensive Industrial Welding (CIW) Program is the fastest and highest welder certificate program in Michigan giving CIW students the opportunity to earn numerous American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. IAI takes a hands-on, project based approach to its welding program, providing expert faculty support with deep industry experience. The fast track, intensive, structural & pipe welding program not only builds useful skills for students but also produces workforce ready employees.
Mackinac Island Public Schools
Each year at Mackinac Island Public School two graduating seniors will receive awards from the William J. Pulte Scholarship Program, which funds $10,000 a year for up to four years, as well as a $1,500 stipend for testing, application fees, and travel. In addition to these individual scholarship awards, the Pulte Foundation supports Mackinac Island Public School with $10,000 each year to establish a fund to be used for the college preparation for juniors and seniors. By 2025, this program will provide up to $93,000 each year to Mackinac Island Public School and its graduates.
Southeast Michigan Construction Academy
Southeast Michigan Construction Academy (SEMCA) is a school created by the construction industry, for the construction industry. Classes are taught by trade Masters at four locations throughout Southeast Michigan. The school offers certification in the trades of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, sheet metal, and roofing. The Foundation’s partnership with SEMCA creates up to 26 full-ride scholarships per year.