Kimmel & Associates Scholarship for Students Awards 42 Prizes for Spring 2007 Semester
In 2004, Kimmel & Associates, the largest search firm in the United States dedicated to construction, announced the creation of the Kimmel & Associates Scholarship for Students in Construction. Since it was introduced, the Scholarship for Students in Construction has been awarded to 180 students at 76 colleges and universities in 34 states around the country. Each student who wins the Scholarship receives $1000 toward his or her education for the relevant semester.
As each new school semester begins, Kimmel & Associates remains excited about this effort to assist the construction industry. Joe Kimmel, the founder and President of Kimmel & Associates, notes, â€œWeâ€™ve seen a decline in enrollment at colleges and universities in construction programs, and the clients we serve and other builders are looking for ways to attract kids to the industry. We hope our scholarship helps.â€
That hope has been a constant theme at Kimmel & Associates of late, prompting both the scholarship and a $7 Million gift that Kimmel presented to the school of Construction Management at Western Carolina University, a windfall that WCU has used to bolster their program and draw more students in who will become builders.
The Scholarship for Students in Construction is offered to students across the country, and students from Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Florida, Michigan, Maine, and New Jersey were among those who received it for the Spring 2007 semester.
Students in Civil Engineering, Construction Management and other majors that lead to the construction industry may apply through May 15th, 2007 for the awards to be given out for the Fall 2007 semester. Recipients have $1000 deposited into their college accounts for the designated semester.
Applicants with the best chance of receiving the Scholarship are those who are in college but are also working with a construction company â€“ during summers, as interns, or even while they attend school.
To see the requirements or to fill out an application, which includes a requirement calling for a recommendation from a building professional, students can visit http://www.kimmel.com and find the link at the construction home page.