2017 Intern of the Year scholarship winner.
HCSS 2017 Intern of the Year scholarship winner.

Construction industry software developer, HCSS, opened registration for its fourth-annual $50,000 Construction Intern Awards scholarship program for students in construction-related fields. A new twist will feature 13 weekly contests – running from June 4 -Sept. 2, which will award 12, $2,000 scholarships and one special $4,000 scholarship.

17 scholarships will be awarded with the grand prize, $10,000 Intern of the Year scholarship and three $4,000 Finalist scholarships announced in November. Student interns can also receive up to two weekly scholarships and remain eligible to receive the grand prize.

“Our Construction Intern Awards scholarship program is about showcasing and recognizing the top interns and the companies who help them succeed,” says Steve McGough, President & CFO of HCSS. “This year, we wanted to expand opportunities for highly motivated interns to earn more scholarships, while generating more program engagement by holding weekly contests. The new format allows students to post pictures while completing their internships.”

Each weekly contest comprises of different entry topics. Interns must submit a photo with a 50- to 75-word caption that responds to the week’s topic. The top five entries are sent to a HCSS judging committee, which awards the weekly $2,000 scholarships. The winners will be announced every Tuesday following the competition's close on Instagram (@learnconstruction) and Facebook (2018 Construction Intern Awards). HCSS will also award a bonus weekly scholarship during the summer.

Students can enter for the Intern of the Year scholarship by answering five essay questions plus submitting photos and videos that help tell their story. Eight semi-finalists will be forwarded to a voting panel of construction industry experts. They will select the three interns receiving the $4,000 Finalist Scholarships and the $10,000 grand prize Intern of the Year award.

Critical Scholarship Program Dates/Deadlines:

  • June 4 – Weekly scholarship contest and Intern of the Year scholarship entries open.
  • Sept. 2 – Final weekly scholarship and Intern of the Year scholarship entries close at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
  • Oct. 17 – Eight grand prize semifinalists announced.
  • Nov. 14 – Three Finalist and Intern of the Year scholarship winners announced.

Participants must have completed or be currently enrolled in a construction-related internship lasting at least two months during the January 2017 – August 2018 school year. Participants still working to complete their summer internships are eligible to enter the weekly scholarship contests. Online registration began June 1. Visit: www.constructioninternawards.com to apply.

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