Construction Estimating Software Developer, HCSS, to Award $50K in Scholarships to Construction Interns

A total of 17 scholarships to be awarded to interns in the construction industry

SUGAR LAND, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 28, 2016 — Submissions are now open for the 2016 Construction Intern Awards. Construction software developer HCSS ( will be awarding a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to students in construction-related fields. The top winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. In addition, four finalists will each receive a $4,000 scholarship and 12 honorable mentions will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

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2015 Construction Intern Award winner Chase Ekstam interned at APAC-Central, Inc., while he was a st ...

2015 Construction Intern Award winner Chase Ekstam interned at APAC-Central, Inc., while he was a student at Missouri State University. He received a $10,000 scholarship from HCSS. (Photo: Business Wire)

Eligible internships include any internship in a construction-related field of at least two months in length that occurred during the 2015-2016 school year or Summer 2016. Participants must have been enrolled in a college, university, or trade school for the 2015-2016 school year. Submissions will be accepted until September 16.

To enter, students simply need to visit to register and fill out a brief questionnaire with a summary of their experience. Two groups of finalists will be among the top 17 entries -- eight entries chosen from popular vote and nine entries chosen by a selection committee. Those 17 combined finalists are guaranteed at least a $2,000 scholarship, and will be submitted to a voting panel comprised of seasoned industry experts, representing varied sectors of the construction industry. That panel will choose the top students; four will be named finalists who will each receive a $4,000 scholarship and one Intern of the Year will be awarded the Grand Prize $10,000 scholarship.

The prestigious panel includes Pete Ruane, CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA); Steve Sandherr, CEO of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); Carl Heinlein, Safety Consultant with ACIG; Rick Schwer, VP/Publisher of SGC Group; Stuart Binstock, CEO of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA); Michael Holland, President of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE); Lori Brown, President of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC); Bill Hillman, CEO of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA); Marcia Gruver Doyle, Editorial Director, Randall-Reilly; Stan Orr, President and CSO of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP); Greg Sizemore, Vice President of HS&E and Workforce Development of the Association of Builders and Contractors; Steve McGough, HCSS President and COO; and, Chase Ekstam, 2015 Construction Intern Award winner.

In addition to scholarship awards, HCSS will give away several smaller prizes throughout the contest though participation in social media.


Founded in 1986, HCSS is a leading provider of software solutions for the heavy/highway/utility construction industry. More than 40,000 professionals rely on HCSS software every day, including the bestsellers HeavyBid® and HeavyJob®, to improve their proficiency at estimating, job management, resource management, safety and equipment maintenance. HCSS also offers mobile applications and cloud computing services to allow companies flexibility in the latest in information technologies.

In addition to high quality software, HCSS is best known for providing world-class customer service with professional implementation planning, training and instant 24/7 phone support.

HCSS is located at 13151 West Airport Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas, 77478. For more information about HCSS and its complete line of estimating, field management and resource management products, visit, call 800-683-3196 or e-mail Email Contact.





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