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Kiewit accepting applications for $2,500 scholarships


Deadline for graduating high school seniors is March Kiewit Building Group Inc., one of Hawaii’s leading general contractors, is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship awards.

Kiewit’s program, now seven years in the running, will award three scholarships of $2,500 each to Hawaii high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in architecture, construction management or engineering.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.

Kiewit Building Group initiated the scholarship program for high school seniors as a way to support local students who will be the community’s future leaders.

To date, the scholarship program has awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 18 students.

In addition, Kiewit Building Group has permanently hired past scholarship recipients and brought on other recipients and applicants as interns.

“Our scholarship program is one of the most gratifying programs we have for community investment at Kiewit,” said Sharon Ann Thom, senior vice president and Hawaii area manager of Kiewit Building Group. “The dividends are especially rewarding when we’re able to hire these same people as summer interns, and ultimately, as full-time professionals. In each of the past two years, we’ve hired an engineer who formerly received a Kiewit scholarship. This was our vision when the program began several years ago.”

Scholarship applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0; be accepted as a full-time undergraduate student by an accredited four-year university; intend to pursue a major in engineering, architecture or construction management; and submit two letters of recommendation.

Students must complete an application and submit a 500-word essay on why they should be considered for the scholarship.

For more information or to receive an application, e-mail

Applications must be mailed to the Kiewit Scholarship Committee c/o Kiewit Building Group, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 202, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

Kiewit, which has served Hawaii for more than 30 years, is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2012 revenues of more than $11 billion and employs more than 30,000 staff and craft employees.

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