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The Basement Systems Integrity Scholarship Fund

Basement Systems was founded in 1987 by Larry Janesky and has grown over the years to offer patented products and services to homeowners and businesses that improve the safety, health and energy efficiency of their homes and buildings. The company has grown to include several industry-leading businesses and partnerships offering crawl space remediation, energy-efficient solutions, radon mitigation, and home improvement financing. In addition, the company offers its international network of contractors leadership training, creative services, software development, and digital marketing.

Larry's goal is to improve the lives of millions of business owners, their employees, their customers, and humanity in general, through business education, development and excellence.

In 2012, Larry Janesky was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, New York region. You can learn more about Larry Janesky at

We recognize and celebrate the value of hard-working employees in all areas and are inspired by the tremendous potential found within the next generation entering the workforce. One of our company values is Integrity. We believe in the importance of being honest and always doing the right thing. That's why we created the Integrity Scholarship Fund.

The Integrity Scholarship Fund awards (1) $1,500 award once a year to students entering into, or continuing their education. Each year, one award is given to a student seeking a 2 or 4 year degree at a vocational/trade school, community college, or four-year college or university.

Applying is simple. Review the eligibility requirements below and complete the online application.



  • Must be attending or enrolling in the fall of 2024 in a program relating to the following programs:
    Programs: Home Improvement, Building Technology, Business Management & Administration, Climate and Energy, Renewable Energy, Environmental, Building Sciences, Meteorology, Construction Management, Accounting, Drafting & Design, Electrical, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Graphics Technology, HVAC, Landscape Design, Engineering Technology, Plumbing, Manufacturing
  • Applicant must be currently attending or plan on going to an accredited College.


All submissions must include one of the following:

Option 1 - Statement:

Please write a statement (no more than 500 why you want to go into your particular field of study and what integrity means to you.


Option 2 - Video:

Please create a 1-3-minute video on what you are most passionate about in your particular field of study and what integrity means to you.



May 3rd, 2024

We will be announcing the winner June 27th on our Facebook page and then sending an email to everyone on June 28th.


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