A total of $22,000 is being made available to students in construction-related fields, thanks to HCSS, a construction estimating software developer. Its newly launched Construction Intern Awards will give college scholarships to five construction interns.

The top winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and four additional finalists will each get a $3,000 scholarship, along with the chance to win other prizes. Eligible internships include any construction internships of at least two months in length that occurred during the 2014-2015 school year or summer 2015. Entrants must have been enrolled in a college, university or trade school for the 2014-2015 school year. To enter, students need to visit the Construction Intern Awards website to register and fill out a brief questionnaire with a summary of their work.

Entries will be voted on by an expert panel that 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; Janice Tuchman, editor-in-chief of BNP Media's ENR Magazine; 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); and Marcia Gruver Doyle, editorial director of Randall-Reilly.

About HCSS

Founded in 1986, HCSS is a provider of software solutions for the heavy/highway/utility construction industry. More than 40,000 professionals rely on HCSS software every day 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.