Media Alert: KBE Building Corp. to Award $17,000 in Scholarships to Connecticut Technical High School Students on June 9

Scholarships are part of the $300 million commercial construction firm’s corporate philanthropic program 50 Ways to Make a Difference

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 6, 2014 – On June 9, KBE Building Corporation, a $300 million commercial construction firm with headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, will award $17,000 in scholarships to one young woman and one young man at each of the state’s 17 diploma-granting technical high schools.

Connecticut’s Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman is expected to attend, along with Dr. Nivea Torres, Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System.

WHAT:               

KBE Building Corporation will present a $500 scholarship to each of 34 graduating seniors at Connecticut’s 17 diploma-granting technical high schools. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served; the food will be catered by the culinary arts students at E.C. Goodwin Technical High School.

WHY:

The scholarships are being awarded to celebrate KBE’s commitment to technical education in Connecticut, which includes the firm’s construction work at 6 technical high schools throughout the state.

The scholarships are also part of KBE’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Each year since 2009, KBE has chosen a group of people to benefit from its volunteer work and charitable giving. This year, the firm is focusing on technical high school students in Connecticut, believing that students pursuing technical careers offer a bright and promising future for the state and the country.

Since 2009, KBE associates have contributed more than $1.2 million and 5,000 volunteer hours to programs that benefit children, seniors, and military personnel.

WHO:       

KBE Building Corp. SVP and co-owner Simon Etzel

Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System Dr. Nivea Torres

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman (schedule permitting)

Student scholarship award recipients and their families                   

WHEN:

Monday, June 9, 2014

6 p.m.

WHERE:

E.C. Goodwin Technical High School

735 Slater Road

New Britain, CT 06053

BACKGROUND:          

The scholarship award recipients were selected by the administrators, teachers, and guidance counselors at each school. Award criteria included academic performance, post-high school educational goals, and financial need.

Students must apply their scholarships toward educational expenses for post-high school education in construction, architecture, engineering, or any building trade, including plumbing, electrical, and mechanical. Acceptable programs include 2-year or 4-year college programs or any state-approved certification program in the fields described above. Education expenses include the cost of books, tuition, or on-campus housing.

CONTACT:

Jonelle Lawhorn

KBE Director of Marketing

860.284.7431

jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com

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