Construction industry software developer, HCSS, is launching its fifth-annual Construction Intern Awards scholarship program.
The company will award $50,000 for 18 scholarships, including a grand prize winner, three finalists and 14 individual weekly online contest winners.
The $10,000 grand prize for the Intern of the Year scholarship and three $4,000 finalist scholarship winners will be announced in November.
“We started the Construction Intern Awards four years ago as a way to highlight some of the best and brightest students that will be joining us in the industry, while showcasing the organizations that are giving these interns challenging work assignments and putting them on some incredible projects,” said Steve McGough, president and CFO of HCSS.
“It’s construction that gives us our modern way of life and we want to encourage this next generation of workers as they look toward construction for a rewarding and meaningful career.”
Student interns can earn up to one weekly scholarship and still be eligible to receive the grand prize Intern of the Year scholarship.
Scholarship program participants must have been enrolled in a college, university, or trade school for the 2018-19 school year and completed a construction-related internship lasting at least two months during the school year or summer of 2019. Participants who are currently working their summer internships are eligible to enter the weekly contests.
To register, visit www.constructioninternawards.com.
Registration for the grand prize Intern of the Year competition is open from July 9 through September 30.
Student interns enter by answering five essay questions and including photos and videos to help tell their story. Eight semi-finalists, selected by the internal HCSS judging committee, will be forwarded to a voting panel of construction industry experts. The panel will select three interns to receive the $4,000 finalist scholarships and the $10,000 grand prize Intern of the Year recipient.
The first weekly scholarship contest began on July 9, and each weekly contest is comprised of different entry topics. Interns must submit a photo with a 50- to 150-word caption that responds to the week’s topic.
Each week there will be two $2,000 winners, one awarded for the entry with the most online votes and one for the entry with the highest score from the judges. The winners will be announced the Monday of the week following each competition’s closing.
- July 9: first weekly scholarship contest and grand prize Intern of the Year scholarship entries open at 11 a.m.
- August 26: last weekly scholarship contest and grand prize Intern of the Year scholarship entries close at 11 p.m.
- October 16: eight grand prize semifinalists announced and sent to prestigious judge panel.
- November 18: the three Finalists and Grand prize Intern of the Year scholarship winners announced.
With a suite of software products that includes construction estimating, field entry, dispatching, equipment maintenance, telematics, fuel management and safety, HCSS provides the construction industry with software solutions and fully-managed, Cloud hosting options that help construction companies work faster, smarter and more efficiently.