Farmington, CT – To help Connecticut high school students pursue careers in construction and related fields, KBE Building Corporation awarded $17,000 in scholarships to 34 students at 17 diploma-granting technical high schools in the state.
The scholarship is part of KBE’s charitable giving program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Since 2009, KBE has donated more than $1.2 million and 5,000 volunteer hours to groups such as seniors, children, and military personnel. The company’s 2014 focus is promoting technical education for high school youth.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must pursue construction-related higher education, such as a four-year college program for structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering, or construction management. Students pursuing certification programs for building trades such as electricity, plumbing, or HVAC will also be considered.
By May 1, principals and guidance counselors at each of Connecticut’s 17 technical high schools will choose one male and one female scholarship winner based on their academic records and their financial need.