By Eileen Houlihan, ARTBA senior writer/editor

Submissions are now open for the 2016 HCSS “Construction Intern” Awards. Seventeen scholarships totaling HCSS$50,000 will be awarded to “the strongest construction interns in the industry” from the companies with the best construction internship programs across the country.

HCSS expanded the number of scholarships to 17 and the total awards from $25,000 last year to $50,000 this year.  Interns for the 2015-16 school year or for the summer are eligible. The internships must have been for at least two months in length and entrants must be enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.

Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 16 and winners, judged by a panel of industry experts, will be announced Nov. 7. To learn more, and to view a video of last year’s winner, visit the contest website at