Our Current Initiatives
General Research & Education Fund
IIBEC Convention Student Participation Fund


The Foundation's application process for student sponsorships for the IIBEC Convention and Trade Show in March in Houston, Texas is now closed.

For more information on the 2020 IIBEC Convention and Trade Show, please visit the event page.

Lyons and Newlan Scholarship Process Now Open

The RCI-IIBEC Foundation application process for the Robert W. Lyons and the RCI Lewis W. Newlan scholarships are now open. These academic scholarships are open to college, university and trade school students who are studying architecture, engineering and building or construction sciences in the US and Canada.

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will be accepted from January 9 through April 9 at 3 PM CST. Scholarships recipients are selected based on financial need, letters of reference and an essay about their interest in the field.

Four scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded in honor of Robert W. Lyons. This award is not renewable; past recipients may not re-apply. This award is for undergraduates only.


Bob Lyons was the founder of RCI (now IIBEC). IIBEC would not be the organization it is today without Bob's countless contributed hours, networking, and old-fashioned hard work. In 2016, Bob lost his battle with cancer. The Robert W. Lyons Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of a man who spent his career advancing the building envelope industry, while bringing together thousands of like-minded professionals.


Four scholarships of $2,500 each will be given through the RCI Lewis W. Newlan fund. This award is not renewable; however, recipients may re-apply up to four times in four years, provided they meet eligibility requirements. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.


Lewis Newlan was a long-time supporter of the RCI-IIBEC Foundation and a dedicated member of RCI, Inc. (now IIBEC). After his passing, the Foundation Board created a fund in his honor and in support of his stated commitment to education in this field.


For more information and to apply, go to https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/rci-iibecfoundation

It's your donation; why not choose where it goes?
Our donors are the backbone of our organization, allowing us to continue providing funding and avenues of research and education all across the building envelope industry, while still allowing us to contribute to humanitarian organizations across Canada.  While all of our initiatives are important, we want to give you the opportunity to choose the initiative that most appeals to you! Please take a moment to review the information below in making your decision. Is it too difficult to choose? Choose the "General Contribution Fund" and we'll apply your donation where it's most needed.  
Help support research, education, charitable works and the dissemination of information!

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Help send students studying building sciences to the RCI Convention and Trade Show for education, networking, and fellowship!

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