Kiewit Building Group to Grant Three $2,500 Scholarships to High School Seniors

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BY KEVIN COCKETT – Kiewit Building Group, one of Hawaii’s leading general contractors, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. The company 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 Friday, April 29, 2011.


Now in its fourth year, Kiewit Building Group initiated the scholarship program for high school seniors as a way to support Hawaii students, recognize their achievements and nurture the local workforce.

“This program is great way to support Hawaii families and the community overall, but it’s also a way for Kiewit Building Group to continue developing a pipeline of potential employees,” said Sharon Thom, director of pre-construction operations.  “In years past some applicants have become interns with our company.  Our expectation is that today’s scholarship applicants and recipients will be tomorrow’s employees.”

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, please e-mail  Applications must be mailed to the Kiewit Scholarship Committee c/o Kiewit Building Group, 650 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.

Kiewit, founded in 1884 in Omaha, Neb., has been serving Hawaii for more than 30 years and is one of the largest construction organizations in North America, with more than 30 offices in the United States and Canada.  Kiewit has a proven track record of delivering quality projects on time and within budget while working as a partner with the client and designer.

Ranked by Fortune magazine as one of America’s most admired companies, Kiewit is known throughout the industry as an organization built on honesty and integrity.  Kiewit Building Group’s Honolulu office is located at 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 202. For more information, visit


Kevin Cockett is President of Cockett Communications Inc.