Boston – Wentworth Institute of Technology has selected Gavin Brill, a senior in the construction management program, as winner of Dacon’s memorial scholarship honoring company founders Richard Kuchinsky and Dennis Leahy.
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student focused in construction management or a related field with good academic standing. Preference is given to Eagle Scouts or Gold Star Girl Scouts and the applicant may renew the scholarship in subsequent years of enrollment.
A native of Scottsdale, Ariz., Brill selected Wentworth’s program in construction management because he longed for a change of scenery and a nationally renowned education in the construction industry. He considered the move to Boston’s cold climate and financial independence “one of the most daring adventures of my life,” with a character focus on self-sufficiency and multi-tasking.
Brill attained honors with a 3.5 GPA, working 40 hours per week while engaging in extracurricular activities including the position of vice president of the National Association of Home Builders Club. He is an inductee to the university’s Honors Construction Fraternity, ranking within the top 20% of class standing.
“When Dacon began this scholarship in 2014, we sought individuals demonstrating a strength of character in personal integrity, self-discipline and a desire for a career within this industry,” says Kevin Quinn, Dacon’s CEO. “Gavin’s performance record is remarkable, and we couldn’t be more delighted in the university’s selection of him.”