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Construction estimating software developer, HCSS, to award $50,000 in scholarships to construction interns

A total of 17 scholarships to be awarded to interns in the construction industry

2015 Construction Intern Award winner was Chase Ekstam and his intern experience with APAC-Central.
2015 Construction Intern Award winner was Chase Ekstam and his intern experience with APAC-Central.

Submissions are now open for the 2016 Construction Intern Awards. Construction software developer HCSS will be awarding a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to students in construction-related fields. The top winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. In addition, four finalists will each receive a $4,000 scholarship and 12 honorable mentions will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Eligible internships include any internship in a construction-related field of at least two months in length that occurred during the 2015-2016 school year or Summer 2016. Participants must have been enrolled in a college, university, or trade school for the 2015-2016 school year. Submissions will be accepted until September 16.

To enter, students simply need to visit www.constructioninternawards.com to register and fill out a brief questionnaire with a summary of their experience. Two groups of finalists will be among the top 17 entries -- eight entries chosen from popular vote and nine entries chosen by a selection committee. Those 17 combined finalists are guaranteed at least a $2,000 scholarship, and will be submitted to a voting panel comprised of seasoned industry experts, representing varied sectors of the construction industry. That panel will choose the top students; four will be named finalists who will each receive a $4,000 scholarship and one Intern of the Year will be awarded the Grand Prize $10,000 scholarship.

The prestigious panel includes Pete Ruane, CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA); Steve Sandherr, CEO of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); Carl Heinlein, Safety Consultant with ACIG; Rick Schwer, VP/Publisher of SGC Group; Stuart Binstock, CEO of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA); Michael Holland, President of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE); Lori Brown, President of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC); Bill Hillman, CEO of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA); Marcia Gruver Doyle, Editorial Director, Randall-Reilly; Stan Orr, President and CSO of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP); Greg Sizemore, Vice President of HS&E and Workforce Development of the Association of Builders and Contractors; Steve McGough, HCSS President and COO; and, Chase Ekstam, 2015 Construction Intern Award winner.

In addition to scholarship awards, HCSS will give away several smaller prizes throughout the contest though participation in social media.

Chase Ekstam interned at APAC-Central, Inc., was a student at Missouri State University.
Chase Ekstam interned at APAC-Central, Inc., was a student at Missouri State University.

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