The Bill & Nancy Malthouse-Pilot Scholarship House is the second scholarship house at Florida Gulf Coast University and the 27th home for the Southern Scholarship Foundation.

Chris-Tel Construction was selected to provide construction management services for the new construction project which encompassed approximately 4,200 square feet.

The house was built adjacent to the Gresham-Kite Pilot Scholarship House on the Florida Gulf Coast University’s main campus and was named after the late Bill Malthouse, a former scholarship recipient.

The scholarship house features a kitchen and dining room for group meals, a study room, living area, and 9 bedrooms which will accommodate 17 students attending the University.

17 women live together and get a jump start on the responsibilities of adulthood. They share tasks like cooking, cleaning and attending monthly meetings. Residents are chosen based on factors like academic performance, character and financial need. They must also maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The house is supported by the nonprofit Pilot International, with assistance from both state and local chapters in Southwest Florida.

Project Features



Higher Education


Southern Scholarship Foundation


Clemons, Rutherford, and Associates, Inc.

Delivery Method:

Construction Manager at Risk

Completion Date:

December 2023

Construction Cost:


Square Footage:

4,200 SF