Kiewit Scholars Program welcomes first cohort of first-year students

By Phil Carter

Kiewit Logo Peter Kiewit and Sons is investing in the future of Nebraska Engineering by investing in the Kiewit Scholars Program where 10 first-year students are able to attend the UNL College of Engineering with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.

Out of more than 325 applications received, Scott Tvrdy of Raymond Central High School (Ceresco, Nebraska); Taylor Hosick and Hayden Wulf of Kearney High School (Kearney, Nebraska); Nicole Dirks of Southwest High School (Lincoln, Nebraska); Grace Kerr of Marian High School (Omaha, Nebraska); Matthew Feldman of Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion, Nebraska); Felicity Sierra of De La Salle Institute (Chicago, Illinois); Carolyn Fairchild of Olathe West (Olathe, Kansas); Rebeca Young of St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park, Kansas); and Wyatt Cassidy of Wellsville High School (Wellsville, Missouri) were selected as the first cohort of students to receive a full-tuition, four-year scholarship and book stipend for up to $750 per semester at the university bookstore, one year room and board, and a study abroad stipend up to $2,500. Additional benefits provided by the Kiewit Scholars Program include two all-expenses-paid learning trips and a specially designed internship at Kiewit.

“The Kiewit Scholars Program is a commitment we’re making to not only provide opportunities for more of the best and brightest young leaders and engineers to enter our industry and ideally work at our company, but also help UNL further elevate a dynamic program that is a real differentiator in our backyard,” said Doug Glaser, executive vice president of Kiewit Corporation.

Glaser noted that more than 600 engineers employed by Kiewit Corporation are graduates of the UNL College of Engineering – more than any other North American university engineering program.

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