Ten first-year students have been chosen to the Kiewit Scholars Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering, the third cohort since the program's inception two years ago. More than 140 applications were received for this current academic year.
The Kiewit Scholars Program at Nebraska invests in students with exceptional leadership potential to develop preeminent Complete Engineers® who are ready and eager to solve problems of global significance. Through a curated four-year program paired with a Big Ten degree, students will gain the skills and knowledge they need to become world-class engineers and leaders.
The program is funded and developed in partnership with Kiewit, one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
Students selected for the 2023-24 cohort, with their hometowns:
Cody Damme, Syracuse, Nebraska
Isaac Everitt, O'Neill, Nebraska
Drew Kirk, La Vista, Nebraska
Delaney Knight, Omaha, Nebraska
Joseph Maher, Mound, Minnesota
Ava Mallaro, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Evyn Schafer, Lincoln, Nebraska
Tyler Sudeta, Gretna, Nebraska
Samantha Ullman, Omaha, Nebraska
Emma Vondra, Omaha, Nebraska
The Kiewit Scholars will experience exclusive courses focused on leadership development, special group activities, unique travel opportunities, unparalleled exposure to industry, and mentorship from professional leaders.
As part of the scholarship, Kiewit Scholars will 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 of up to $2,500. Additional benefits include two all-expenses-paid, immersive learning trips, and a specially crafted internship at Kiewit.
The employee-owned Kiewit's roots date back to 1884, and now operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Kiewit, which employs more than 25,000 staff and craft employees, offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water; industrial; and mining.
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